Our Story goes back to 2005 when Royal Mountain Travel was established with a vision to create authentic, and memorable experiences for travelers in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Over the years, as our business evolved, so did our understanding of how tourism can be used as a force for good.
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Shiva Dhakal is the managing director of a group of companies in the tourism sector, including hotels, restaurants, travel magazines, a leading developer and provider of community-based tourism experiences and a tour operator in Nepal. All of the ventures in the group have the mission of empowering local communities through tourism and hospitality. Some of them have been recognized internationally by organizations such as Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). In 2020, Shiva Dhakal was recognized as one of the 40 global leaders in Sustainable Tourism by Global Shapers.


Founded in 2005, Royal Mountain Travel is a Nepalese tour operator that takes pride in being dedicated to sustainable tourism. Our team of travel professionals has extensive experience curating a wide-variety of tours, treks, mountaineering expeditions and community-based experiences in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. We are proud to be recognized by international organizations like Travelife, Skal international, PATA chapter and IIPT for our commitment to sustainable tourism while preserving the environment and building positive relationships with local communities.


Over the years, as our business evolved, so did our understanding of how tourism can be used as a force for good. Since 2012, we have been focusing our efforts on bringing more local actors into the tourism value chain.

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Our Achievements

Our commitment to our work has led to prestigious recognition both nationally and internationally.

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Travelife Certified
Travelife ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ Certification awarded to tourism companies that comply with over 162 criteria for sustainability management
Ripple Effect 2019 award for our contribution to bettering local lives through tourism
Resilience efforts through Cultural Diversity 2019 for our contribution to promoting cultural diversity through tourism.
Pata Gold Awards
2020 Gold Award for Community- Based Tourism for our contribution to developing and promoting community-based experiences in Nepal

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