Himalayan Quests (HQ) is a Nepali company run by Amrit and Kate Ale. Amrit is an internationally accredited outdoors expert, educator and enthusiast, with over a decade of experience leading trips, expeditions and experiential learning courses at home and abroad. Alongside HQ he also works as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and experiential learning market leader, Where There Be Dragons. Each winter, he teaches ice climbing for the Khumbu Climbing Centre , teaching high altitude Sherpas technical skills ahead of the Everest expedition season. Kate’s background is in global event management, but for the last 10 years she has been running grass roots development and volunteer programmes in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal offers an intense cultural experience as well as an exploration of one of the world’s most walker-friendly and spectacular environments. Home to 8 of the world’s 10 highest mountains, Nepal has a staggering number of routes suitable for trekkers of all ages and abilities stretching the length of the country from the boarders of Sikkim in the East to Uttar Pradesh in the far West.
Nepal’s Himalayas offer hundreds of trekking routes, many of which are unknown and left untrodden by your average trekker, in favour of the classic treks. Himalayan Quests specialises in treks away from the crowds, enabling you to experience the solitude, beauty and unique cultures the mountains and their people have to offer.
We use well trained local guides and invest a considerable amount of time in improving their skills and upgrading their knowledge through training programmes. Each guide is handpicked specifically to match the client and trek, thus offering unparalleled local knowledge of each trekking route, the flora, fauna, local ethnic groups and their customs.
We are professional and reliable, with a genuine desire to fulfill our client’s dreams while working side by side with the communities we encounter. We do not sell off the shelf packages requiring minimum numbers, but work with each client on an individual basis to develop the trekking experience they have always dreamt of.
We deliver true value, through the provision of exceptional products at competitive prices, but not at the cost of the environment or our social responsibilities and through our work, we help support Nepali children and communities in need. As part of our ongoing social programme, each spring we organise and run a free health camp in two villages in the foothills of mid west Nepal, bringing much needed health services to forgotten communities.
Whether you are a lone trekker or part of a group, we will enable you to Explore. Discover. Experience the adventure playground that is Nepal.