My name is Matt and I am from Australia. I had a fortunate childhood that was full of adventures, thanks to being dragged all across the ‘land down under’ with my family. My first major jaunt as an adult was the almost 1000km Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia in the peak of Summer, with snakes, spiders and kangaroos a plenty.
I love the outdoors and everything my homeland has to offer, however growing up in the world’s lowest and flattest continent quickly manifested into a desire to reach greater heights in more exotic lands. And what country could best satisfy an altitude-deficient affliction? Nepal.
During my first trip to the melting pot that is Kathmandu, I was lucky to be met by Puru Thapaliya, once a guide, and now a friend. Puru introduced me to the beauty and magic of the region, and after hiking through the devastated Langtang Valley, I was intensely moved by the impact on the mountain communities. The villagers and communities that rely on regular tourism to sustain a life for their children and themselves have so much to offer to visitors. From that moment, I was drawn to helping facilitate foreigners who have a desire to visit these areas.