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Our Timeline

Makalu Travels Work History

1996

Started career as travel professional

Mr. Kiran Sharma started his career as the operation manager with Regal Excursion in the year 1994. His responsibilities included organizing the treks, mobilizing the ground staffs & taking care of logistics for the trekkers that came to Nepal in the early 90s. Due to the lack of internet & email facilities in Nepal at that time, all communications were made through phone calls & fax which made managing little details a mammoth task. He left the company as the General Manager.

1998

Established a Travel Company in Kathmandu

Mr. Sharma always had the intention of growing the tourism industry in Nepal and creating employment opportunity for the locals. In the year 1998, Mr. Sharma started a partnership and formed a new company in Kathmandu with the name Makalu Adventure Travels & Tours.

1999

Lions Club International membership

Mr. Kiran Sharma got elected as a full time member of lions club International

2001

Received outstanding Lions club president award

Ex US Ambassador to Nepal, His Excellency Mr. Michael Malinowski honored Mr. Kiran Sharma with the outstanding lions club president award.

2011

Makalu Travels & Tours established in USA

With 15+ years of knowledge & experience, Mr. Kiran Sharma established Makalu Travels & Tours in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with a motive to connect the western world with the majestic Himalayan region of Asia.

2013

Registered branch office established in Nepal

To better serve the growing numbers of travelers interested in trekking the Himalayan region of Nepal. Makalu Travels USA established a branch office in Kathmandu, Nepal. With the physical presence in Nepal, the quality of service grew substantially as each trips were locally monitored and supported 24/7 by the hardworking ground team.

2014

Registered an office in Canada

Officially established a branch office in Canada.

2015

Established a partnership in Bhutan

With this partnership in Bhutan, Makalu Travels was able to ensure the best service for all the travelers visiting the only carbon negative country in the world!

2015

Established a partnership in India

Makalu Travel registered a footstep in India with a motive to let the western travelers experience the sumptuous mix of traditions, spiritual beliefs, festivals, architecture and landscapes that India has to offer.

2015

Partnered with the Lions Club for the International Convention in Hawaii

Makalu Travels was involved in the Lions Club International Convention in Hawaii and was responsible For providing the travel & logistic support for the international participants.

2016

Appointed as the Honorary Tourism Ambassador

In recognition of the continuous contribution & support to the tourism sector in Nepal, the government of Nepal appointed Mr. Kiran Sharma as the Honorary Tourism Ambassador for the state of Nevada, USA

2017

Partnered with the Lions Club for the International Convention in Chicago

Makalu Travels was once again selected as travel and logistic support provider for yet another Lions Club international Convention held in Chicago, USA

2018

Partnered with the Lions Club for the International Convention in Las Vegas

Yet another milestone for Makalu Travels for being selected as the travel and logistic support provider for Lions Club international Convention held in Las Vegas, USA.

2018

Featured in the book “Nepali Who is Who in the USA “

Mr. Kiran Sharma was featured in the book “Nepali Who is Who in the USA “as the first generation of influential Nepali in Tourism sector who has worked hard enough to become an inspiration for the upcoming generation of Nepali immigrants in the USA.

2019

Partnered with ANMA and hosted AMNS Conference 2019 in Pokhara, Nepal.

With over 200 participants including world renowned mathematicians and professors from more than 15 countries, Second International Conference on Applications of Mathematics to Nonlinear Sciences (AMNS-2019) held at Pokhara (June 27 - 30) was a great success. Makalu Travels was the official travel & logistic partner for the event and we feel proud being a part of such grand event. Makalu Travels was entrusted with responsibility to host and arrange the whole event and also take care of accommodations, ground/air-transfers, recreational activities and post-conference tours & treks.

2019

Partnered with Brainmodes.org for upcoming conference in December 2019 in Pokhara, Nepal.

Makalu Travel will be hosting upcoming brainmodes.org conference titled “Unified Principles of Brain Connectivity and Dynamics” to be held in Pokhara in December 2020. Makalu Travels will be responsible for hosting and arranging the whole event and also making all necessary travel arrangements for world renowned scholars and scientists along with 100+ participants from around the world.

2019

More achievements & milestones to follow

Makalu Travels is continuously learning and working to upgrade its services in order to grow as a better company day by day. We will be adding many more milestones in future.

The Advantages of Booking with Makalu Travels

Access to Local Expertize

We take pride in our carefully selected well-trained, experienced tour guides and leaders who have an insider access that is certain to enhance your experience.Their knowledge of meticulous details of all the local places without exaggeration is what will make a world of difference to your travel experience.

Quality Assured

Each of our trips are monitored and regulated by our office in USA because we want to maintain the highest standards of service at all times. At our destination, you will always be hosted with seamless service, the best of hospitality with clean hygienic rooms and tasty and healthy variety of foods.

No Middleman to
Meddle In

With the help of our extended network of travel partners, we directly connect with the local service providers giving you a cost advantage rightaway. We assure you that you will only have to pay for the services you take with no middleman squeezing in your bill.

Guaranteed Departure Dates

If you have signed up and made a payment for our fixed departure packages, the tour departure is automatically guaranteed. When you book our fixed departure trips, you can be assured that the tour will surely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled.

Your Safety,
Our priority

It goes without saying that your safety is our topmost priority. The difference in climate, altitudes and geography can cause a certain level of distress for some, which is why our tour guides and leaders are trained and well-equipped for first aid services throughout the trip. Our super tour guides and leaders will ensure your safety at all times.

Transperency and
Honesty

Makalu Travels maintains a strong ethics of business. We therefore assure you there are no hidden charges applied in our packages. Unless you opt for additional activities other than those mentioned in the pre-booked itinerary, even in cases of unforeseen circumstances, the extra costs would be ours to bear.

24/7 Service and
Support

Round the clock support, operations and monitoring. Our services are available round the clock, 7 days a week. If you have any queries regarding the destination, itinerary, safety or duration among others, you can call us or send us an email any time. We are a travel agency that never sleeps.

Secure Online
Payment Options

With Makalu Travels your online payments are secure and simplified with the best transaction & data security methods applied . We offer you flexible and transaction fee free options to pay for your trip. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal with no additional transacation fee.

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Partnerships & Clientele

  • IATA
  • ASTA
  • NTB
  • TripAdvisor
  • TourConnect
  • Viator
  • Safari Deal
  • BrainModes
  • Charite
  • ANMA