Crystal Mountain Treks was started by Dinesh Gurung in 1990. Prior to this solo venture, Dinesh had been involved in the trekking business since September 1971. He began his career in the trekking industry as an Office Manager in Mountain Travel Nepal (first trekking company in Nepal) with the late Colonel Jimmy Roberts (1916-1997), and the late Mike Cheney, both, like Dinesh, pioneers of trekking in Nepal and retired soldiers of the British Army’s Gurkha Regiment.
Dinesh established Crystal Mountain Treks as a solo venture after joint ventures in Himalayan Rover Treks Pvt. Ltd. (early 80’s) and Rover Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. (late 80’s). Dinesh served as an executive member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Advisor and Convener of the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara-Nepal, and Advisor to Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN). Many guides who have directly worked under Dinesh have gone on to establish their own companies in Nepal and India.
Today, Dinesh’s son, Jwalant, manages Crystal Mountain Treks working with guides who have been part of the company for decades making it a truly family run and operated company. Jwalant is and avid hiker and has walked almost every corner of Nepal and will provide you information of the trek route through his personal experience.
Crystal Mountain Treks provides trekking and tour services to both individuals and groups. And our clients have included nationals from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Russia, France and Japan. We provide logistical support for some well-known outdoor organizations from the United States including The Sierra Club and Crooked Trails and Escape Trekking Adventures from Australia. And going forward our goal would be to form alliances with more tour operators.