ana Bahadur Khadka is the Managing Director and also the founder of ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels & Treks’. He is also associated with the Government of Nepal (Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation) as a chairman of Mechi Hilly Region Promotion Development Committee. Previously, he was also the Managing Director of ‘Hard Rock Treks and Expeditions’, and hence he has been involved in the field of tourism for over 20 years now. Born in Taplejung district of Nepal in 1971, Khadka always had this desire to work in the field of tourism from an early age. As he has worked in this field for so long, Khadka has very good relationships with different travel and tour companies not just in Nepal but also from various other countries. He is a successful tourism entrepreneur. He was also Vice President of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) from 2011-09-06 to 2013-09-20 for two years.
A seasoned tourism entrepreneur of Nepal, Mr. Khadka served as the Vice President of Association for Tourism in the year 2001, until 2003 and also became the President from 2003-2005. Likewise in the past, between (2000-2005), he was also the director of Madhuban Guest House. Khadka has had a proud history also serving as the Secretary of TAAN from 1999-2001. He had successfully completed International Tour Leader Training in Bangkok, Thailand in 2008. Khadka also served as a tour leader when he was leading Nepal International Company Sawadee, Shoestring and Blue Planet Company in the Netherlands.
In Nepal, he has led many treks to Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Kanchenjunga, Humla, Rara, Khaptad, Lumbasumba Pass, and many more other trekking destinations. Over the years, he had led many groups to tour all over Nepal. His experience in planning successful climbs to the Island Peak, Meera Peak, Lobuche Peak, Barunche, Cho Oyu, and Pumori are his great assets which eventually turned out to be of great help in his successful ascent to the Mount Everest back in 2007.
Likewise, he has participated in many National and International tourism fairs. He was also one of the delegates during the sixth meeting of China’s Tibet-Nepal Joint Tourism Coordinator Committee.
The global pandemic of Corona has not only brought the entire socioeconomic structure into a standstill but has challenged the globalization and global operation enterprises. Paradoxically, potential repercussion, and alternative way outs are yet volatile. However, for a speedy recovery and regain of economy, employment, and business function a sustainable and fresh beginning in most of the worsened economic sector. In the context, the travel and tourism as the third largest foreign exchange earner in the country, has totally collapsed with the fear of traveling and the need for maintaining the social distancing. There is no doubt that this pandemic situation has bought a lot of negative impacts.thus it is critical to improve the country preparedness for public safety as well as to take necessary precautions to face these types of risk challenges.Firstly it is important to spread positive news through public media to aware of the potential tourist. Maintaining international advertising campaigns is also a crucial point in marketing and promoting tourism. Further, promoting Flexi rates and allowing guests to move a booking to a new date is another key strategy to promote tourism.