Our Team

  • Kanchha Gurung(Sujan)

    Kanchha Gurung(Sujan)

    Founding Director

    Born in 1974 in Gumda, a remote Gurung village located in the high hills of northern Gorkha, which lies on the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trekking route and also home to the world’s 8th highest mountain ‘Manaslu. Kanchha Gurung (Sujan) has experience of more than two decades in this field as French-speaking trekking and mountain biking guide and has a very good knowledge of this sector. Kanchha (Sujan) started his career at the early age of 15. Before that he used to herd cattle with his brothers. It was around 1990, he left his village and started to work in this field as a porter. After working as a porter for several years he was promoted to camping trek assistant guide and then to cook (During that time, most of the treks were camping based because of lack of accommodation services). He became more immersed and devoted to his work as he kept on working. Then a few years later he took the trekking guide training and started his journey as a Trekking Guide. Since then, he has been leading treks and mountain biking tours over the last 20 years as a trekking guide and mountain biking in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India. He worked for big European adventure companies like Huwans Club Aventure, UCPA, and Bici Adventure for 15 years. And finally, to provide quality services and unique experience to the adventure seekers, he started his own trekking and tour agency, ' Yak Ru Adventure '. He has been actively involved not only in the tourism service sector but in the development of the rural areas of Nepal as well. He has been helping for the betterment of education and the health sector of the rural areas of Nepal.

  • Suresh Gurung

    Suresh Gurung

    Managing Director

    Suresh Gurung, the Managing Director of Yak Ru Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the eldest son of the company's founder, Kanchha Gurung (Sujan). He was born in Gumda, a remote village in the Lower Manaslu region of the Gorkha district. He has been working in the tourism field since 2012 and currently studying Nepalese Culture and History. He completed the B1 level in the French language from, 'Alliance Francaise de Katmandou'.  A friendly, dynamic, and energetic person fluent in French and English who is always there whenever you need him. He is the one that takes care of the company. He also leads groups occasionally and is always concerned about group safety and comfort. He is well informed about most of the trekking routes of Nepal, and the local cultures, and traditions, thanks to his experience throughout the years of working.     

  • Kabita Gurung

    Kabita Gurung

    Content Writer and Office Assistant

    Kabita Gurung, a young, brilliant, and energetic office staff originally from Gorkha and an avid travel lover. Even though her field of study is medical, her immense love for traveling led her to work with us. She is the one who does all the permits and paperwork and content writing as well. When not in the office, she is busy traveling to different places, tasting wide varieties of local and international cuisine, and writing blogs. 

  • Sagar Magar

    Sagar Magar

    Trekking Guide

    Sagar Magar comes from a small village in the border of Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts. He started working as a porter, then assistant guide and finally as a trekking guide. It's been a couple of years since he became a guide. Despite his young age, he has gathered plenty of experience in the trekking field because of his determination and his passion for adventure. He is fluent in English and Hindi and a fun person to be with as well.

  • Ganesh Man Gurung

    Ganesh Man Gurung

    Trekking Guide

    Ganesh Man Gurung hails from a small beautiful village called Lapsibot in the lower Manaslu region of the Gorkha district. He started as a porter and eventually became a guide after years of experience and proper training. A young, dynamic, and ever-smiling person who's always ready to make your trip a memorable one. He is fluent in English and has traveled mostly to the western region of Nepal. 

  • Chandra Man Gurung

    Chandra Man Gurung

    Trekking Guide

    Chandra Man Gurung, a native of the lower Manaslu region has been actively working in the field of tourism for 15 years and 10 years as a trekking guide. Like everyone, he started from ground level as a porter. He was so passionate about trekking that he quit his job as a police officer and started working in the tourism field. He is fluent in French and English and very dedicated to his work. He has trekked almost all of the trekking regions of Nepal.

  • Saugat Gurung

    Saugat Gurung

    Trekking Guide

    Saugat Gurung is from Laprak, a village in the lower Manaslu region of Gorkha district full of trekking and mountaineering guides. Growing up in a village where most of the people were, directly and indirectly, working in the tourism field was the main reason he was inspired to chose this profession above all. He is working as a trekking guide since 2009. He completed the B1 level in French from Alliance Francaise de Katmandou and is fluent in English as well. An active and very professional guide, thanks to his working experience over the years.

  • Purna Kumar Rai

    Purna Kumar Rai

    VTT Guide

    Purna Kumar Rai is a native of Solukhumbu, home to the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848 M). He is a highly experienced and skilled professional VTT(Mountain Biking) guide with over 2 decades of experience. From porter, kitchen staff, assistant guide, cook, trekking guide to VTT guide he has all the needed experiences and that's what makes him an outstanding guide. He is fluent in German and English. In his more than 20 years of experience, he has gained plenty of knowledge about the diverse culture and the trekking routes of Nepal.

  • Suresh Pandey

    Suresh Pandey

    Tour Guide

    Born and raised in Kathmandu, Suresh Pandey is an energetic, well-informed, and experienced tour guide with over a decade of experience. Initially, he was a trekking guide but his love and passion for the rich culture, traditions, and the architecture of the Kathmandu valley made him what he is today. He completed his bachelor in Nepalese Culture and History. He is the type of person that will answer all of your curious questions while on the tour. Not only the culture and tradition, but he also knows the local cuisine very well.