Hello from Canada!

My name is Kelly Dunwoody, and I am a co-founder and the marketing manager for “Discover Altitude,” a Nepalese- based Tour Company.

I first fell in love with Nepal in 2012, when I signed up for an Everest Base Camp Trek. I was alone, a young, female traveler, who did not speak the local language. I was told I was going to be met by my guide, “Udaya Thapa,” and that he would help me get acquainted.

As it stood, I was the only trekker who signed up for this particular trip. I had ample time walking next to Udaya (who his friends warmly referred to as Narayan), where we developed a friendship that lasted a decade.

After the trek, I told Narayan that I wanted to come back, but that I wanted to trek only with him. I trusted him; he made sure I was safe, translated unfamiliar conversations for me, taught me new card games, helped me to know the locals, and checked in with me all day. I never once felt uncertain about our partnership.

He invited me back, but because he didn’t have a company yet and had no reserve funds, I had to wire him $1500 from Canada to book my next trek. What a leap of faith in humanity!

I wired him the money ($3000 in total because I brought two friends on the second trek), bought a plane ticket, and flew to Nepal. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about sending that much money without a guarantee.

However, as soon as I landed in Kathmandu my fears were entirely gone, and I soared with adventure. I felt like I was at home. I walked the street of Thamel like I would a childhood neighborhood.

Over the years, Narayan has wanted to start his own company and he finally has!

Meanwhile, Narayan Met Kumar Lamsal another-Like minded man involved in adventure tourism for decades has deep knowledge of the religion, culture, and history of Nepal. They teamed up together and recruited Passionate and Knowledgeable trekking and Climbing guides along with dedicated and experienced staff.

We are the co-founders of Discover Altitude, working together to get this company noticed.

Discover Altitude may be a new company compared to others, but it is made up of decades of experienced professionals. We offer treks, tours, climbing excursions, luxury packages, and personalized itineraries

We ensure our porters and guides are insured and well cared for. It is a mandatory fee we charge to keep our employees safe.

We sell our adventure packages. Nepal is always on the list of top destinations for adventurers, safari lovers, or even relaxed holidays. We offer family-friendly, solo, or group tours. Our most popular treks are all linked to Everest Base Camp (EBC), but once foreigners meet Narayan and his team, they will return and try a more remote tour.

Discover Altitude stands above the rest of the companies in Nepal; it started with one man with a dream. His dream needs a gentle push into the online market for future success.




  • Kumar Lamsal

    Kumar Lamsal

    Managing Director

    Kumar Lamsal is one of the emerging tourism entrepreneurs in Nepal and also one of the founding members and managing director of Discover Altitude Treks. Born in the lap of the Annapurna region of Nepal, has served in the industry for more than a decade both in the mountain and the city as a trekking guide and tour leader.He is motivated towards his profession as a tourism entrepreneur of the 21st century because of his deep knowledge about the sector and also his interest in modern ...

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  • Santosh Baniya

    Santosh Baniya

    Executive Director

    Meet Santosh Baniya, the passionate adventurer who has taken Discover Altitude to new heights in the adventure tourism industry. With his unwavering love for the mountains and expertise in trekking, videography, and photography, Santosh is an invaluable asset to our team.From starting as a porter in 2013 to becoming a Trekking Leader, manager and all the way upto Executive Director, his dedication and leadership qualities were evident. His thirst for exploring the hidden gems of the Himalayas led him to conquer challenging trails like Everest, ...

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  • Swami Basu Gauli

    Swami Basu Gauli


    Swami Basu Gauli is a Kalyan Mitra (True Friend) of this World, a blessed Osho Sannyasin, a blissful Fakir, and a Nobody! An Anonymous walking on this Earth-like an Emperor with all the fulfillment and no-desire left. Meet this Stranger and Enjoy your Moment while being in Nepal.Swami Basu Gauli is one of the idealizers and founder of Discover Altitude, his long involvement in the spiritual tour and treks into the Himalayas of Nepal and India has made him truly a no-man. He is truly ...

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  • Angela Orton

    Angela Orton


    I am a 73-year-old Australian woman, living in Sydney, who has visited Nepal 9 times since 2013. As long as my health allows, I hope to keep returning and consider this country a second home.Although Nepal may be a poor country economically, it is rich in nature, spirituality, and its people. It also hosts the magnificent Himalayan mountain range and offers adventure in abundance.One visit is never enough.As my spiritual teacher, Swami Basu introduced me to the many diverse religious practices in Nepal; the rituals, ...

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  • Anita Bartaula

    Anita Bartaula

    Finance Head

    Anita Bartaula is an accountant in Discover Altitude, she originally belongs to southern Nepal close to Chitwan National Park. Her deep interest in the tourism sector of Nepal led her drag to Kathmandu, the capital city. She did her post-graduation from India and worked in a reputed bank in Nepal before joining Discover Altitude.

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  • Badri Prasad Aryal

    Badri Prasad Aryal

    Senior Tour and Trekking Guide

    Mr Badri Aryal denizen of Nuwakot district closed to the Langtang region of Nepal is one of the senior-most trek and tour leader of Discover Altitude. His two-decade-long experience in the tourism sector of Nepal both as a trekking and tour guide has enhanced him to gain a wide range of experience and knowledge about the Himalayas and also the culture of rural Nepal.Badri carries polite and welcoming gestures and is very keen on understanding human psychology, this helps him to guide throughout the journey. He prefers to ...

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  • Bikash Soni

    Bikash Soni

    Tour Guide

    Mr. Bikash Soni originally belongs from the Parbat district of Nepal, close to the Dhaulagiri region. Completed his post-graduation from Tribhuwan University Kathmandu, he works as a trekking and city guide for Discover Altitude.He works as an expert in a jungle safari, city tour, cultural tour, and a short hike in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara.His keen interest in the tourism sector of Nepal led him to Japan for language studies and now mainly lead a large volume of English and Japanese travelers to every ...

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  • Narayan Thapa

    Narayan Thapa

    Trekking Leader

    Mr. Narayan Thapa is one of the pioneers in the tourism industry of Nepal, having more than two-decades-long experience in the tourism sector of Nepal and has traveled almost all the trekking regions of Nepal. Apart from trekking and hiking, he has climbed a couple of peaks in Nepal which are above 6000 meters.Born in the hills of Dhading district close to the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal, Mr. Narayan loves the Himalayan outdoors so, he is passionate about being a trekking guide and showing around the ...

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  • Bhumraj Tiwari

    Bhumraj Tiwari

    Trekking and Tour Guide

    Bhum Raj Tiwari a resident of Nuwakot district of Nepal boarding with Kathmandu is one of the versatile and highly academic personalities in the tourism industry of Nepal. He holds a decade-long experience in the professional tourism sector of Nepal and his desireless effort to strengthen the economic growth of the locals through tourism is a great assist.Mr. Bhum Raj holds a graduate degree in Law and also a Master's degree in Sociology and Anthropology and also is a freelance Lawyer. He actively participates in ...

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  • Bhalakaji Magar

    Bhalakaji Magar

    Trekking Guide

    Bhalakaji Magar also known as ‘Bhala’ comes from Wapsa village in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Mr. Bhala belongs to the Magar community, an ethnic group of Nepal, as he belongs from Solukhumbu district which is famous for the entire Everest region. He grew up with thefascination views on the lap of the Himalayas.He has seen his relatives, brothers, and parents working as a porter for the trekkers and climbers. This attracted Bhala to work for tourists and know about them, and for this having ...

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  • Rupak Rimal

    Rupak Rimal

    Trekking Guide

    An inhabitant of Nuwakot district close to the Langtang region Mr. Rupak Rimal is a young and dedicated trekking guide for Discover Altitude. He has been actively involved in the tourism sector as a guide for the last 9 years.Started his trekking profession as a porter in 2012 AD, Rupak due to his passion and dedication and a good understanding of language was able to trek to Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang region of Nepal within a short span of time.Rupak’s interest in tourism and ...

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  • Amar Magar

    Amar Magar

    Trekking Guide

    An honest, hard-working, and dedicated with a smiley face Mr. Amar Magar is another asset for Discover Altitude as a trekking guide. He has been working as a trekking guide for 13 years with multiple trekking agencies but now permanently works with the Discover Altitude team.Extremely highly experienced and well-trained Mr. Amar is a government-recognized trekking guide and also has numerous training experience related to Himalayan trekking which also includes high altitudes treks, leadership skills, altitude sickness, first aid training, peak climbing training, etc.Amar is ...

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  • Binod Thapa Magar

    Binod Thapa Magar

    Trekking Guide

    Binod Thapa Magar an inhabitant of the Sindhupalchok district, belongs to one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, famous for their bravery. Binod belongs to the remote part of the Langtang region where life is still hard to live. From a very early he had seen hundreds of trekkers moving towards the Langtang region for trekking into the Himalayas, and as a child always dreamt of becoming a trekking guide.At first, he worked as a porter for more than 3 years, and with his friendly ...

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  • Prakash Magar

    Prakash Magar

    Trekking Guide

    Born in the Lukla village of the Everest region in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, Prakash is a common Name in the region among the guides and the villagers. as Lukla also known as the gateway to the Everest region for him, the mountains outdoor were just the playground but seeing Hundreds of trekkers landing at Lukla every day he was inspired to be a guide since then. He knows every detail regarding the geography, people, and culture of the region. Besides he is also ...

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  • Dhan Bahadur Magar

    Dhan Bahadur Magar

    Climbing Guide

    Dhan originally belongs to the Khumbu region of Nepal, a region popular for Everest. Mr. Dhan is well-trained in trekking as well as a climbing guide for Discover Altitude. He is hard-working, kind, energetic, and above all a friendly guide for all trekkers.Born and brought up in such an environment, where different mountains exist. Dhan spends his early days rearing animals on the lap of the Himalayas and always had a passion to experience the view from the top of the Himalayas. To accomplish his ...

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  • Pemba Sherpa

    Pemba Sherpa

    Climbing Leader

    An adventure specialist and experienced mountaineer Pemba Sherpa is known for his honesty and responsibility during his mission to summiting peaks. He was born in Solukhumbu district, the region of high mountains like Everest, and grew up in the stunning Himalayan outdoors. He was fascinated with the mountains since he knew about climbing professions and dealing with them. Eventually, he got into this profession when he turned 25 and he has been doing this for the last 15 years.Pemba is one of the experienced and ...

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  • Dendi Sherpa

    Dendi Sherpa

    Expedition Specialist

    Dendi Sherpa is the age of 38 and he is one of our experienced mountain climbers in the company. He was born in the remote region of Makalu where the 5th highest mountain lies. As he was born in the Sherpa family he initially started as a trekking guide then got involved with his brother who had been mountaineering since long ago.Now as a prominent climber Dendi has already submitted several peaks such as Lobuche peak (6119m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Mera Peak (6467m), Pisang peak(6091m), ...

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  • Rajesh Magar

    Rajesh Magar

    Expedition Leader

    Rajesh Magar is one of the top climbers of our company who is from Solukhumbu district, known as the home of Sherpas. Rajesh is passionate about mountaineering and he is well known for his experience, skill, and honesty among the clients. He has already submitted island peaks (6189m), Mera peak (6467m), Ama Dablam (6812m), tent peak, Pisang peak (6101m), and all Chulu peaks several times. He already summited Mount Manaslu 2 times and moreover, he successfully conquered Mount Everest this year 2021 during the spring ...

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