In 2010, he and his company, Gurkha Encounters, was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation by the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) for his services and contribution in the UN supported discharge process of Maoist army personnel disqualified from joining the Nepal Army during the UN verification process.
Born on the lap of the Himalayas, Solukhumbhu, Rahul has a long family tie-up with tourism. His father and uncle both worked as a guide and cook for trekking groups, naturally drawing him towards the profession. Being a travel enthusiast, he has explored many prominent trekking destinations as a solo traveler and, since 2015, has been helping wanderers seeking incredible journeys.
Bharat Lal Joshi, a permanent resident of Imadol, Lalitpur, Nepal, has been the Finance Manager at Gurkha Encounters since 2018. He has over three decades of experience in finance management and corporate policies.
Ganesh Bahadur Gurung, a permanent resident of Lapu, Gorkha, is a license holder French speaking guide. He has been leading treks in Nepal for more than 17 years, and has been associated with Gurkha Encounters since 2017. He has led clients to almost all the trekking destinations in Nepal and accompanied clients in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Ladak, and other parts of India as a French interpreter. In addition, he has been working as a city cultural tour guide for more than 9 years.