Welcome to Nepal Namaste from Navigate Outdoor.
We are pleased and excited to share our pride in our country and outstanding cultural experiences with our clients. Our outdoors leaders are highly qualified experience mountain & wilderness enthusiasts. They are experts in Nepalese culture. Our aim is to provide outstanding once-in-a-lifetime experiences to our guests, whether they are seasoned adventurers, or having their first major outdoor experience. Navigate Outdoor was founded with the aim of raising the bar for outdoor adventure in the Nepal Himalaya. Our fundamental principles are below.
We’re outdoor professionals. Our team shares a variety of outdoor experiences from around the world. They have decades of experience in outdoor settings. This, along with top quality internationally-certified gear, means your best experience is our priority.
We will provide the best service to our clients. You are our first priority. We offer adaptive experiences for every type of traveler. We succeed in this pursuit by providing professional development to our staff to support their work performance. In turn, we expect our staff to provide every single Navigate Outdoor client with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We will strive to offer something different. We will do this by investing time in exploring new routes, and engaging in Nepalese culture. We don’t want an experience you can find through internet photos. Your unique experience is special to us.
We will strive to contribute to a Eco-friendly and responsible tourism in Nepal. We will do this by ensuring that our company and its clients are not harming the environment, using Leave No Trace principles and respecting local culture and their traditions.
We will strive to contribute to the next generation of responsible outdoor leaders. We will do this by organizing professional training to the new outdoor enthusiasts, and particularly empowering female leadership in the outdoor tourism industry.
About Our Guides:
We take our work seriously and responsibly. Our staffs are fully trained in all aspects of leadership, communication and risk assessment/management. All our staff is familiar with nature and the culture of Nepal with most having grown up in the Himalaya. We strive to instill respect for this sacred mountain area and we take pride in doing our part to preserve its natural beauty, the way of life, its people, and its reach of cultural heritage. Our clients’ safety, comfort, and satisfaction are of our first priority.
Mani Aryal’s profile:
Our founder, Mani Aryal, has each spent more than a decade exploring and guiding Nepal’s remote wilderness, discovering new trekking routes, rafting rivers, and trails. Mani started work on his parent’s farm as soon as he could walk, fitting in school around daily buffalo/cow – herding duties. His first real job was selling vegetables from a bicycle in order to raise enough cash to put himself through college. Then, following a mixed career as a farmer, vegetable-seller and factory – worker, Mani lucky break came when a family friend suggested he try out for a local rafting company. He hasn’t looked back since.
Mani has been working worldwide as a rafting guide since 1996. In 2006 he became the first Nepali to qualify as a River Instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the US and India. NOLS is the premier internationally-respected outdoor school in the United States. Many of his courses are a month long, or more, in the American West. In 2011 he became a qualified river Instructor with IRF (International Rafting Federation) & 2016 Mani also participated as a certified river judge in Nepal. Mani holds his staff to the same standards that he has gained through experience. Mani always travels and share his knowledge and certify new rafting and outdoor leaders in US and India but always makes it back to Nepal in time for the first expedition and bring more experiences to share Nepalese outdoor leader.
Mani Aryal recently participated and successfully coordinate 17th Himalayan White Water Challenge Organised by Nepal Association Of Rafting Agencies NARA held on Marshyagndi River 24-26th Nov 2018. He is an internationally certified river Instructor/ judge (IRF) and played vital roles head judge and Event Coordinator. Since he started his rafting/outdoor career he has been participated all the event organized by NARA and Himalayan River Guide Association in Nepal and inspired a new generation and promoting Himalayan river in the world.
Last 15 years we have been lost handful rivers built hydro dam middle of the best rafting section on world-class rivers Marsyandi, Bhotekosi, Kaligandaki, Balephi and now they are planning to the built hydro dam on Karnali and Sunkosi one of the best whitewater and camping rivers in the world. NARA’s this events main focused also increasing environmental awareness and voice among the river people and sustaining rafting industry and river in Himalayan, especially in Nepal. Navigate Outdoor will support any issue that impacts our tourism industry and River environment conservation and any kind of awareness campaign/events in the world. Let’s support the Nepalese river rafting industry, save our Himalayan rivers for our next generation.
Susan Subedi (Madan) International sale & marketing Director.
During his high school, Mr. Subedi visited Pokhara, where he observed many potential prospects and motivated in tourism. After completion of his high school, Subedi went to Kathmandu for higher education, in the meantime, he was engaged in social organizations to understand and advocate tourism. He took participation in many tourism-related seminars and initiatives. He cooperatively strives in association with Nepal Tourism Board, corporate houses and other private and government organizations to conduct tourism seminars, events, and awareness of social and economic developments that travel and tourism can contribute to the nation.
Mr. Subedi is a dynamic person and has good knowledge of Geography, Tourism, Environment, sociology, History, and politics. During his higher education, he embraced an opportunity to work as a porter to guide tourists in the Himalayas. Despite unpredictable challenges, ups, and downs, his dedication to tourism always motivated himself to step ahead. Eventually, conducted his master thesis in River Tourism in Nepal.
Subedi keeps excellent knowledge from east to west and north to south of Nepal regarding the cultural and Natural circumstances. Subedi was an excellent trainer in motivation, communication, time management, team building etc. In 2013 Subedi went to Australia for further study and completed his environment and geography degree where he specialized in tourism. He expresses his sincere gratitude to invest his knowledge and experience for adding value in travel and tourism development in Nepalese territory integrating tourism, environment, economy, and geography.