Meet Our Team


Krija Manandhar
Manager-Sales

I started as an intern in 2012 here at Aarya Village Travel and am now head of the sales team. I love to travel and am crazy about the outdoors and spend every possible minute Hiking, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Canyoning, Paragliding and Rafting all around Nepal.My work also takes me to international cities where I meet like-minded people who share my appetite for travel and adventure. I know Nepal like the back of my hand, and with this experience I am able to design and develop bespoke, life changing tours for my guests.

While working I got my Bachelors in tourism and Hospitality in Kathmandu, and am constantly on the move, learning and adapting to the industry which is constantly changing.

 

Sudarshan Baniya
Manager-Operation

If I’m not in the office, I’m out in the far reaching locations of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet, taking our clients to spectacular locations.

Before I became the head of operations, I was an avid trekker and mountain guide, trekking through popular mountainous regions of Nepal like Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang, Manalsu, Kanchenjungha, Dhaulagiri, I have also trekked in Tibet, Bhutan and have scaled mountain peaks such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche Peak, Chulu Peak, etc…

Travelling over the years has taught me to appreciate, understand and respect different cultures and traditions, sipping tea with nomads on desolate plateaus up in the Himalayas is one of my favorite pastimes.

I strongly believe we should “Leave no traces, only footprints” as I have seen the devastating effect tourism has had on the environment when we travel irresponsibly.

My passion for travelling, adventure and making new friends is what brought me into this profession. Being a graduate from Tourism University and with my experience in trekking and knowledge on various regions I have been able to provide my clients with the best tours.

 

Bashudev Dulal
Manager-Admin & Finance 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was 2013 when I joined AVT as an intern. I started my career as a fresh university graduate from Tribhuvan University. I mastered each and every small task carefully and diligently in a course of time after joining AVT. Every matter related to finance, admin and human resources is a part of my everyday learning and understanding.

I am one of the oldest employees of AVT who has proven that AVT is an organization where anybody can learn from the scratch and build his career.

As of now, I lead 5 people in the Admin and Finance department. In fact, I have to deal with all 20 members of the company, including over 60 guides and hundreds of parties like hotels, transport, restaurants, etc.

 Although I have a busy schedule, I always make time to travel with my family, luckily for me in this business and with the friends I have here, I am able to travel a lot.

 

Sona Manandhar

Senior Sales Executive

Born and raised in Nepal. Travelling gets me really excited. Finding new trails, adventure activities are my forte. I love hiking, trekking, mountain biking, zip lining, paragliding. With this insight I have been designing and developing experiential journeys for clients from all around the globe and deliver experiences of a personal nature, each filled with the spirit of adventure.

I graduated in Travel & Tourism from Nepal Academy of Travel & Hotel Management. I too love traveling and meeting people at Travel Marts while representing Aarya Village Travel. Being a part of the team here since 2016 and doing the things I love to do is a dream come true.

 

Aryan Gautam

Sales Executive


Canyoning, paragliding, rafting, zip lining, trekking, you name it, are activities you will see me involved in whenever I get the chance. Outdoors is where you will find me. Or I will be helping people who share my passion plan their trips and sometimes join them too.

I completed my masters in Hospitality Management and started working here at Aarya Village Travel is the best thing that could happen, not many get to work and play under one roof.

 

Rushma Shrestha

Sales Executive

I am a girl from Makwanpur district in Nepal with an undeniable passion for adventure, travel and outdoor life. Being young, energetic, ambitious and self-motivated has helped me achieve goals I have set in life.

I Graduated in Travel & Tourism Management, but the experience I have gained through Aarya Village Travel is incomparable. I get totally involved with clients rapidly evolving tastes and needs while planning and developing their journeys, making their experiences comfortable, hassle free and life changing.

 

Sufal Chaudhary
Travel Consultant- German Market

Coming from a small town in southern Nepal, it was not that easy in Kathmandu during my initial days. I was always into sports and played a lot of domestic cricket tournaments during the school days. And yes, I love Music. I never ever thought to make the travel industry a career. Was just amazed by the life in this big city and did a lot of different jobs after I moved to Kathmandu. I just loved to go on trips with friends as it was the only relief from never-ending daily jobs and it gradually turned into a hobby. It also helped me understand that every place has something of Interest.

I travel by myself and it for sure expands the dimension of one’s mind and experience. You’ve to discover the world yourself better than hearing from others. Discovering the unknown is what makes everything so exciting. 

 

Sanjiv Thapa

Assistant- Administration 

I come from Dhading, an emerging town in the north east of Nepal. I love making new friends and meeting new people. That is why you might see my smiling face at the airport ready with a traditional Nepali welcome waiting for guests.

Motorcycling around Nepal is another thing I love. I ride a Yamaha MT15, 155 cc motorcycle and travel as much as I can on it.

I joined Aarya Village as an intern and am now a part of the team. We’re a family here and I spend as much time with them even on weekends when possible.

 

Rakesh Bhujel

Assistant-Accounting

I am from Matatirtha , Kathmandu.. I completed my Bachelor degree in Business studies from DAV College of Management in the year 2018. I joined Aarya on 21st of Nov 2019 as an intern for 3 months. Then I was officially appointed for full time Admin and Account officer on 1st of March 2019. Being a Management student I have keen interest to work as a professional Admin and Account officer. I have also worked in the same field previously.

I am energetic, love listening to and playing music, I particularly enjoy travelling, dancing, playing sports and socializing with friends and family. Watching movies, reading and going out and eating at restaurants is another way I spend my free time. I am also interested in learning new skills and being familiar with technology that helps in every possible way in my personal and official life.

Overall, my responsibilities at Aarya are to manage administrative work & record and manage financial transactions and cash flow as a part of accounting.

 

Prashant Raut

Executive- Operation 

“Mountain is my religion and Trekking is my Culture”.


Born in plain land of Nepal where there is no prospect of tourism, I dream to become a Trek guide. In 2013 I went to Mustang tour and It opens a new world for me! I was astonished by the diversity and beauty of my own country. For me traveling is a book, one who reads, understands the transcending knowledge of Sunyata. I am so much addicted to trekking that I have given my heart to the landscape and mountains of Nepal as a result I have done many solo trekking. In 2017, I opted my career as a Trek guide, to make it meaningful I have enrolled in academic studies on Mountain tourism and started to work for the Aarya Village travel.

For me, Trek guide is the face of the nation. Guide is not the only a pathfinder of social and natural areas but also a mentor and education process throughout the journey. Guide introduces guests with local community culture, tradition, legend, myth, stories and all which make the journey interesting and memorable for a lifetime.

 

Maya Basnet

Kitchen & Housekeeping

I am from Sindhupalchowk District.  I started working in Aarya Village Travel since Feb, 2019 in the Kitchen Department.

My Passion is all about cooking where I got the opportunity to show my talent in this company. I love Food very much. That's the reason I make delicious food for everyone. 

 

Geeta Moktan

Kitchen & Housekeeping

I am an energetic woman all the way from Dolakha District. I started working in Aarya Village Travel from 20014. I am one of the oldest members of Aarya Family.

I love to cook food and I make healthy and delicious food for everyone. I am responsible for food preparation, food storage and maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen.

 

Sujan Adhikari

Driver

I am one of the youngest members of Aarya Village Travel. I was born in Sarlahi District. I joined Aarya in Jan, 2018 in the Operation department as a driver.

I am very passionate about driving and exploring new places. I also like to cycle in my free time to maintain my fit body. Every client is happy with my driving skills and my driving skills make every traveler’s trip comfortable and more enjoyable.  

 

Suman Adhikari
Driver 

I am from Sarlahi District. I am working in Aarya Village Travel from 25th Nov, 2017 in the Operation department as a driver.

My passion is not only driving but also like to do trekking and explore new places in my spare time.I always believe in neat and tidy cars and safety during the entire trip of the client which helps their trip to make it more fun and unforgettable. Most of the time I have got excellent feedback from clients. I am also good in Navigation with full experience of 7 Years.