Our Team

We’re a team of travel enthusiast from Nepal. Most of us work on the product designing and managing logistics for trips and the other half work on the filed. We love what we do, and who we do it with. We’re proud of our team and always looking for more people with a similar passion & experience for online marketing. If that’s you, contact us.

Executive Team

Gourav Basnet

Born and raised in the Southern plains of Nepal, Gourav Basnet moved to Kathmandu and acquired a Bachelors degree in IT and did his MBA in the capital. He eventually became a travel entrepreneur and co-founded Mountainkick with friends sharing the same vision. He understands the investments needed for a new venture and the long-range goals which the business must meet. Gourav is all about finding the right solutions to the many challenging logistic and financial problems that come with running a travel business.

Birendra Pant
Executive Director

Biren has worked in the tourism industry in various Financial roles for 6 years. Biren keeps our numbers and ensures we’re as solid as can be. He manages organizations small and large and keeps the business tight and together. 

Kumar Thapa
Operation Manager

Few locals have as much on-the-ground and tactical experience as Kumar. With several decades in the field, Kumar knows the mountains in both their splendour and their difficulties.  Kumar is the ultimate operator who ensures the trip works smoothly and seamlessly from the day it begins until journey’s end. Most importantly, he knows where to draw the line – what can be done and what can’t. He is not just a guide but a journey catalyst. We are lucky to have him on board.

Our Guides

Lama Phuri Lama (Sherpa)
Trek Guide

Phuri Lama is very friendly and self motivated trek leader. He was born in Solukhumba, a remote village in the laps of the Himalayas at an altitude of 3200 meters. Being a Sherpa, Phuri has been working as a trek guide for 12 years already now. He believes that the trails are his home and he knows them inside out. He loves travelling with people from all over the world and feels proud in sharing his love of the Mountains to the other fellow adventure enthusiast.

Jiban Thapa
Trek Guide

Jiban Thapa a versatile 27 years old personality hails from the the historical Tanahun. He is been working as a professional trekking guide for 5 years and has been to various trekking regions of Nepal like Annapurna, Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Everest and Langtang valley. Beside being an ace guide, Jiabn is a very good cook and an enthisiastic volleyball player. Jiban also plays drum (madal) and loves entertaining guest with his Nepali dance beats.Providing his guests a memorable experience and promoting an appreciation for nature is his ultimate goal. 

Kamal Thapa
Trek Guide

Kamal Thapa grew up in the laps of Mountains in Gorkha. Since his childhood, he is been very close to nature and passionate about exploring the magnificence of the Himalayas. He started to put his efforts professionally as a guide and since then there is no turning back. Kamal is a high school graduate and is pursuing his academics. He is a sports enthusiast and loves playing football in his free time. Kamal values sharing outdoor experiences and skills with people of all walks and spreading a passion for the natural world.

Our Representatives

Phillip King

Born in Australia, Phillip is a true adventurer. His many adventures in Nepal include trekking in the High altitude of Everest and Annapurna region and have toured the other scenic part of Nepal. Having extensive knowledge about the trips in Nepal, Philllip is delighted to share his experience and help other travelers looking forwards to visiting Nepal. If you want another perspective to trekking then just contact him for details and he will tell you all about his experiences in Nepal.

Ed Snyder

Born and raised in the desert Southwest of the United States. Ed attended his school at El Paso and have 26 years of service with the El Paso Fire Department.  During this time, he was also a part of the mountain rescue team, HAZMAT team, high-angle rescue, and the aviation division.  The outdoor has always been a big part of his life but the first trip he took to Nepal really sparked a fire in him.  Ed,  a travel enthusiast has trekked a couple of times to Everest base camp, dozens of hikes in the Southwest, and SCUBA diving trips to Honduras to name a few. He is always looking forward to the next opportunity to return to Nepal and spend some time trekking the Himalayas with friends here at Mountain Kick. 

Contact phone- 915-873-0667

Guy Crims
California, USA

Guy is a avid motorcycle rider, snowboarder, traveler and adventurer. He found an instant love for the culture of Nepal, the natural beauty of its people and breathtaking splendor of the Himalayas. Traveling the world over, He has yet to find anything as raw and captivating as Nepal. The possibility for adventure lies around every corner.
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