With an experience of almost two decades, founder Mr. Tej Bahadur Gurung has established Nepal Alternative Treks as a widely recognized and reliable tourism operator. His degree in Tourism Studies and devotion to the sector has given him in-depth knowledge about trekking, climbing, cultural, and geological aspects of the country. He is a pioneer in introducing the concept of ‘off-beaten tracks’ and ‘alternative routes’ as well as treks and tour packages surrounding it.
Mr. Gurung had several contributions to ‘Visit Nepal 1998’. Similarly, he campaigned actively to make ‘Nepal Tourism Year 2011’ success in terms of establishing new destinations for valued customers. His benevolent act extends to offering socio-cultural tourism to benefit marginalized communities of Nepal. As a result of his dedication, he was elected the first Vice President of the Trekking Agency’s Association of Nepal (TAAN) from 2015-17. He was also the President of the Ganesh Himal Tourism Development Committee (GHTDC) from 2017-2020.
As a sociologist, he’s been involved in scientific research for tourism and recently on the subject of ‘conflict and peace’ at the Chulalongkorn University of Bangkok. At just 37, he has a double Master’s degree in Linguistic and Tourism Study. He holds a Ph.D. in Tourism from Lincoln University College of Malaysia.