Getting know about your Trip Planner is one of the most important items on your “To Do’ List should be to get to know about the people who will be handling you in a foreign country when you are on holiday. This is most important when you are making arrangements for your trips. Our trip leaders are literally a bank of information about Nepali Culture, History, Environment and Customs.
The professional and experienced team at the Higher Limits Trek Company in Nepal take care of the numerous trip details, from the minor to the major, making sure everything runs as planned with options if there are hang-ups so that everybody has the fun of a lifetime. Your trip will be planned and tailored for you personally, with precision after finding out what you want & need, by the most experienced trek and tour Guides; who simply enjoy what they do.
Our Staff has at least more than 10 years experience hiking throughout the Himalayas. After consultation with you, the itinerary of your desired trek or holiday will be sent to you for your perusal. This enables you to simplify your trip needs for us before you arrive, and allows time for adjustments and additions, with other options, too. Our team is committed to focusing on Eco-tourism and localism trekking. In these times of environmental awareness we believe this is a must to ensure Nepal retains the natural beauty it is renowned for throughout the planet.
We believe in providing only the highest standards of safety that complies with European standards, ensuring you not only enjoy an unforgettable experience in Nepal, but will return to your loved ones healthy, happy & complete. Our treks and tours give you the option to customize your trip to accommodate all the aspects you wish to cover, be it Trekking, Rafting, visiting Holy sites or Historical points of interest, to make your holiday more practical & wholesome, so that you f eel more gratified We seek out the best outfitters for your trekking needs and accommodation, compromising on nothing, virtually.
Our Guides are long time staff of this company and are known personally to the Management. All our Guides are registered with the concerned Government Trekking and Touring Departments and have completed the appropriate training to ensure you will always be in good hands. They are veterans in the profession who pay attention to details.
A comprehensive list of items you will need to bring from home as well as information about the best places to purchase trekking items in Nepal will be supplied to you before you leave home. This also helps you be economical & save money, time & energy. You will also receive a “Training Plan” so that you can hone up your fitness before you arrive in Nepal.
Most people find after a day or two of trekking they are feeling fit and comfortable if they have invested a little time into their fitness before leaving home. This helps in keeping you geared for the bigger things to come. Hill walking, Yoga and light Gym activities have proven to be an excellent way to wake up muscles which may have been dormant due to sedentary jobs, such as sitting at the office desk or driving vehicles! It loosens the bones & revitalizes you.
Gopal Shrestha (Managing Director)
Gopal Shrestha is the man, vision and motivation behind Higher Limits Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Gopal goes the extra mile to make your holidays unforgettable. Gopal has been working in the field of treks, tours and adventure holidays since 2002 specializing in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Gopal has a great love for nature and adventure and enjoys sharing his knowledge and interesting experiences with others. His journey since 2002 has seen him leading many trekking groups in the Himalayas, and he is proud to claim he has never once failed guiding his clients. Gopal is also a highly organized person & plans your trip right up to the minutest of details.
Gopal was born in Mid-western part of Nepal, in the small and remote village of Budhathum, located in Dhading district of the Manaslu-Ganesh Himal mountain range. He has lived in these mountains as a kid, facing hardships in these rugged terrains, walking hours just to fetch water. Being a farmer’s son meant Gopal had to start work at an early age. It wasn’t always easy to combine both work and study, but his focus and determination proved to be strong and he succeeded in completing his education in Budhathum. His friendly nature and helpful character endeared him to both the teachers at the school in Budhathum and the villagers. He was always in the forefront of all activities conducted in the village & school.
At the age of 17 Gopal went to Kathmandu for his further education. His background did not give him an opportunity to choose, so he was glad to enroll into a business course. The early days of his stay in Kathmandu were not a cake walk. Sometimes Gopal struggled to survive. Not having a mattress to sleep on, sharing a small room with few other friends and worrying about how to cover college fees were some of the painful circumstances he experienced. Regardless of and in spite of these challenges, Gopal succeeded in completing his course, and reaped the benefits of developing into a strong, independent and kindhearted person.
Although Gopal had no support during his try to build up his experience in the travel industry, he started his work in the travel industry from being as a porter. He persevered, and after years of hard work he finally reached his goal of opening his own travel company, Higher Limits Trek & Expedition. He is now happy that he is able to provide jobs to people who were in the same situation as him and played his part to support to those who need it the most.
The past eight years of difficult but exciting work in tourism sector have given Gopal a good understanding of the needs of international travelers. Gopal´s deep and personal knowledge of South Asian people, culture and nature together with his talent to create unique and personalized itineraries make him one of the top ranking travel experts for Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
Aside from his business, Gopal is also actively engage in social work. Some of the profits from his businesses donated to disadvantaged people in rural villages and orphanages. He also regularly provides scholarships for students who are talented but cannot afford to go to colleges for higher education.
He is not only a successful tourism entrepreneur but also actively engaged in various professional organizations for overall tourism promotion and development of Nepal. During the 39th Annual General Meeting and Election of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Gopal was elected to the post of Central Executive Committee Member for the tenure of 2017-2019. He was also coordinator of Media and Communication Department at TAAN and he have done great job with his great previous experience of serving as a member of Village Tourism & Home Stay Department of TAAN from 2015-2017.
For your travel needs in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan you can contact ‘GOPAL’ at:
Higher Limits Trek & Expedition Pvt.Ltd.
P.O.Box:12386 Bhagwati Bahal, Thamel Marg,