Our Team


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  • Anil Chandra Gurung
  • Founder and Managing Director
  • Born to a British Army Gurkha officer in the Sagarmatha (Everest) lower highlands, Anil received his education from Jesuit teachers in Darjeeling (India).  Later a teacher himself in a Nepali-operated English-language boarding school, he came to.......
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  • Nuru Jangbo Sherpa
  • Director, Field Operations
  • Nuru joined Mountain Travels in 1978 as a young cook, graduating to becoming a Sherpa guide (1978-83), while in between also gaining expertise in store-keeping and accompanying international mountain expeditions such as on Everest (1975), Makalu (198.......
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  • Bibek Raj Ojha
  • Finance Manager
  • This versatile young man from extreme-western Nepal, has many interests and as many sides to his character.  A Master’s degree holder of an MBA, Bibek joined Mountain Legend very early in his career and has proved to be extremely astute, c.......
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  • Khim Prasad Gurung
  • Senior Operations Executive
  • A native of Pokhara, Khim originally dealt largely with international and domestic air ticketing services as well as arranging transportation for Groups travelling overland before actually hitting the high trails.  An experienced “Tours Of.......
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  • Rajendra Kumar Karki
  • Ticketing In-Charge
  • Although Rajendra, a somewhat self-effacing but friendly person, joined Mountain Legend much later than his present colleagues, he brought with him much experience in the travels and tours industry, especially to do with ticketing, as he had previous.......
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  • Roman KC
  • Accounts Assistant
  • The youngest member in the Mountain Legend HQ Team, Roman assists the Company Accountant in the multifarious financial tasks that have to be dealt with daily.  Although not very conversant at first about the financial and other facets of a trekk.......
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  • Shesh Kanta Sharma (aka Bhuwan KC)
  • Senior Trekking Guide
  • “KC”, as he is popularly known, started his trekking career as a 14-years-old porter.  Today, he is one of our senior-most Trekking Guides on many of our toughest trek routes in Nepal, including Kanchenjonga Base Camp.  KC has c.......
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  • Pasang Temba Sherpa
  • Senior Trekking Guide
  • A true son of Nepal’s “Sherpa-country” in Solu Khumbu, Pasang began trekking-life as a cook boy with an American Everest expedition in 1985.  A veteran of numerous high mountain treks all over Nepal, he has also led groups in S.......
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  • Pemba Rita Sherpa
  • Senior Trekking Guide
  • Another high-altitude veteran, Pemba Rita has been in the trekking business since 1980, expertly guiding client groups on many of the more strenuous high-altitude trekking routes, including doing the Manaslu Trek more than 20 times !  Fluent in.......
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  • Chhundi Phura Sherpa
  • Senior Trekking Guide
  • Chhundi Phura is not only a senior Trekking Guide but also a prolific Climbing Sherpa who has participated in numerous high-altitude mountaineering expeditions including Everest and Ama Dablam.  Starting his career as atrek cook, he has graduate.......
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  • Phura Dorji Sherpa
  • Senior Trekking Guide
  • Apart from being a veteran senior Trekking Guide, PhuraDorji has, in a long and colourful career, been a member of no less than 23 international mountaineering expeditions, summiting Mount Everest (7 times!) and Annapurna, Baruntse, Makalu and Lhotse.......
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  • Durga Kattel
  • Trekking Guide
  • Durga does not look like a high-altitude trekking guide but in his 20-years’ career, he has successfully guided groups in almost all the high-region routes of Nepal and also the Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side. He has extensive knowled.......
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  • Mani Kumar Rai,
  • Senior Trekking Guide
  • Mani Kumar is perhaps one of the most knowledgeable trekking guides working for Mountain Legend.  Along with his guiding skills, he has also acquired other talents such as independently carrying out recce trips to open up new trails in the mount.......
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  • Dawa Sherpa
  • Trekking Guide
  • An enterprising and cheerful young fellow, Dawa has accumulated considerable experience in trek guiding in Nepal’s mountains.  He has several times been instrumental in on-the-spot care and evacuation of injured clients, his intrepid chara.......
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  • Pasang ¬†Sherpa
  • Trekking Guide
  • Pasang has the distinction of being part of the World’s Highest Trek (with trekking expert and travel writer Gary McCue) and climbing up to 6,500 metres as a trekking guide from the Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side.  Truly versatile,.......
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  • Purna Tamang
  • Trekking Guide
  • Born into a trekking-profession family, Purna has an instinctive skill about things necessary on any trek (whether camping or tea-house), flora and fauna, and local cultures.  He has supplemented his skills with training in high altitude medicin.......
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  • Bakhat Rai
  • Senior Trek Cook
  • Clients who have been on camping treks in Nepal’s mountains with Bakhat Rai along as the Head Cook have been deliciously surprised at the culinary skills of this pleasant, diminutive fellow.  Apart, of course, from Nepali food, Bakhat can.......
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