Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
About your Tour planner
When you are making preparations for your trek one of the most important items on your “To Do’ List should be to get to know about the people who will be your trek and trip leaders.
Our trip leaders have a wealth of information about Nepali Culture, History, Environment and Customs.
The professional and experienced team at the Above The Himalaya Trekking Agency takes care of the innumerable trip details, from the minor to the major, making sure everything runs smoothly and everybody has fun.
Your trip will be planned and tailored for you personally, with your input, by the most experienced trek and tour leaders.
Our Staff has more than 12 years experience in 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 clarify your trip needs for us before you arrive, and allows time for adjustments and additions.
Our team is committed to focusing on eco-tourism and low impact 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 world.
We believe in providing only the highest standard of safety, ensuring you not only enjoy an unforgettable experience in Nepal, but will return to your loved ones healthy and happy.
Our all 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.
We seek out the best outfitters for your trekking needs and accommodation.
Our Guides are long time staff of this company and are known personally to the Management. All our Guides are registered with the Government Trekking and Touring Department and have completed the appropriate training to ensure you always be in good hands.
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.
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.
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!
Puru Timalsena "the man and inspiration behind “Above the Himalaya Trekking Agency"
Puru Timalsena has been leading treks, tours and adventure holidays since 2001. He has specialized in treks and tours throughout Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Puru has a passion for his own country, Nepal, and also a great love for the beautiful nature in the neighboring countries. He loves sharing his knowledge and interesting experiences with others.
Being active in the tourism industry is the perfect business for Puru. Since 2001 he has lead many trekking groups in the Himalaya mountain range, and he is proud to say that until now he never once failed guiding all his clients to the top of several 5000m plus mountains.
Puru Timalsena was born in Mid-Western Nepal, in the small and remote village of Dhola, which is located in the Dhading district of the Annapurna-Manaslu mountain range.
He spent his childhood in Dhola. Being a farmer’s son, Puru 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 Dhola. His friendly nature and helpful character endeared him to both the teachers at the school in Dhola and the villagers.
At the age of 17 Puru 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 Study course. The early days of his stay in Kathmandu were not an easy time. Sometimes Puru struggled to survive. Not having a mattress to sleep on, sharing a small room with 6 other friends and worrying about where every rupee was to come from for the fees at college were some of the painful circumstances he experienced. Regardless of and in spite of these challenges Puru succeeded in completing his course, and reaped the benefit of developing into a strong, independent and compassionate person.
Although Puru had no support during his endeavor to build up his experience in the travel industry, with a view to one day owning his own travel business, he persevered, and has finally reached his goal of creating his own Travel Company, Above the Himalaya Trekking Company. He is happy that he is able to employ some of his own family members and provide employment to many others.
The past eight years of hard but exciting work have given Puru a good understanding of the needs of International travellers. He can offer his experience and knowledge, not only about trekking, but about all possibilities in the Himalayan region, including the local traditions, the different religions, and the respect that this beautiful part of the world deserves.
Puru´s deep and personal knowledge of his home country, Nepal, together with his talent to create unique and personalised itineraries to traditional and sometimes very remote destinations, makes him one of the top-ranking experts for travelling in Nepal and Tibet.
Puru’s has the capacity to manage operations and details very effectively, so that all people involved are satisfied.
Some of the profits of his company are donated to the disadvantaged people in the poverty stricken rural villages. Puru regularly provides scholarships for students who are talented but cannot afford to go to good colleges.
For your travel needs in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan you can contact Puru at: