I was born and raised in a small village called Sotang, one of many villages dotted across the mountainous region of Nepal’s Solukhumbu District, North East of Nepal where, the Himalayan region begins its climb.

I did my schooling in Sotang, Dharan, Birgunj and later moved to Kathmandu for my higher studies. My father was an amazing man who wanted the best for our family, and so he worked tirelessly to ensure that our needs were always met, across this amazing terrain. Due to the nature of my father’s profession, we moved around quite frequently, staying in one locale, only long enough for me and my brother to meet and make friends, but soon, we would be on the move again.

As I began to grow, I became ever thankful, and began to recognize how travel opened up a whole new perspective on life. I would later find myself venturing, discovering and experiencing my beautiful country, alone at times, but at times with friends who shared every moment with me, as if it were for the first time ever. The breath-taking scenery, and the amazing souls I crossed paths with continue to reinforce how lucky I am to have been a traveler at a very young age. I’ve come so far, forever thankful for those experiences during our lives when moving was necessary in order for our family to keep on going.

Through the course of life journey so far, I have worked in the banking and the finance industry, but I wasn’t content, so I went on to formally study French through, ‘Alliance Française de Katmandou’. Studying French opened a path way to Thamserku Trekking, Nepal’s one of the successful trekking companies; the best decision I would ever make, and a path that would lead me to completing my master’s Degree in Travel and Tourism to further develop my career in tourism.

Through travel I developed a passion for photography, a natural progression considering my job is about sharing our beautiful country with the rest of the world. I am driven by the urge to document and share my experiences, and our industry with the world, and our clientele. We are global, and we are expanding…

Yalamber Rai