Overview of the Company
About Mahendra Singh Thapa
Mahendra Singh Thapa is one of the original Nepali raft guides to emerge as rafting developed in Nepal. In 1992 he was considered as the most experienced guides in the Himalayas and formed Equator Expeditions, an adventure travel company based on Kathmandu. In 2002 Mahendra became the President of the Nepal Rafting Association.
Equator team has worked for the production of adventure documentaries for National Geographic Television, Outdoor Life Network, Channel 4 and Trans World Sport. Their experience in the world of adventure is derived from a lifetime of expeditioning, instructing and guiding throughout Asia, Africa and South America. Mahendra has a nose for adventure. However, it is his continued appreciation and understanding of an ever-evolving adventure travel market that makes them the most experienced Ground Operators in the Himalayas.
Whether you are an individual adventure traveler, an independent operator or a national Geographic film crew you can be assured Mahendra and the Equator Expeditions team will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
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- 25 years of experienced Guiding in the Himalayas.
- 1988-1992. Founder President for All Nepal Rafting Guide Associations.
- 1999-2001 General Secretory (Nepal Rafting Agent Association)
- 2002-2004 President (Nepal Rafting Agent Association)
- 2009-2011 Second Vice President Trekking Agencies Associations of Nepal
- 2011-2013 President for Trekking Agencies Associations of Nepal.
- 2013-2015 Immediate Past President.
- 2014-2020 Vice President Nepal Rafting and Canoeing Association (NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL)
What Mahendra Has To Say
Some experiences shared by Mahendra
“I have over twenty-five years’ experience as a professional guide in the Himalayas, leading numerous river and mountaineering expeditions. This experience has given me an extensive knowledge of these regions and provided valuable insight into the logistics of ensuring safe, smooth expeditions.
Realizing that the rafting companies of Nepal needed more unity, in 1988 I became the founding President of the Nepal Rafting Guide Association and retained this position until 1992. From 1999 until 2001 I acted as the General Secretary for the Nepal Rafting Agent Association, NARA www.raftingassociation.org.np and then increased my leadership role to President of this organization from 2002 through 2004.
In order to gain more experience in the fields of trekking and mountaineering, I took on the role of Second Vice President of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) www.taan.org.np. Wishing to give TAAN more focus and direction, I took the initiative of becoming the President of TAAN in 2011 and will retain this position until 2013.”