Born in Dhading in 1977,Kumar aka Anjan Thapa “Kumar” had humble beginnings in his hometown or village district in rural Nepal. Having been born and bred in the mountainous regions of Nepal, one shares an affinity with the hills and mountains. Thapa was no exception and had a em desire to show people his beautiful country and at the same time do something for his community. Thus, he embarked on his journey to achieve his ends by first securing his degree from Ratna Rajya College. After doing so, he passionately got involved in working as a Trekking staff and guide from 1996. With ample experience and knowledge in this area, he kick started Haru Treks and Expeditions alongwith a partner in 2000. As the business expanded and his repute grew, Kumar and his partner decided to set up separate agencies as they both felt they could explore better if they worked independently. Kumar set up Asahi Treks and Expeditions in 2004 and is successfully conducting such treks and expeditions till date.
Social & Professional Commitments
He is primarily the Managing Director of Asahi Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. But his responsibilities go way beyond such endeavours.
Kumar Thapa had been entrusted with the responsibility of the Ex-Treasurer of TAAN ( Trekking Agent’s Assn. of Nepal ), he was the former Vice-President of Association for Tourism and currently its Advisor. In education too, he is the founder of Trust and Care Montessori School. He is one of the promoters of Tourism Development Bank & General secetary of Om nave udya co-operative. Asahi rent-a-car service is also a subsidiary of Asahi Treks. His promotion of healthcare extended to yoga when he established Himalaya International Yoga Academy which runs a popular centre in Kathmandu.
Awards and Accolades
Because of his contribution to the community, Mr. Thapa received an award from the then Tourism Minister in association with Gantabya Nepal Publication. He has contributed substantially by providing aid in his district ( Dhading ) in the form of a community school, ambulance services and drinking water projects. He is still commited to such work.
Conferences and Travel & Trade Fairs
He has successfully attended a Global Warming Seminar and Workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2010. He was invited to attend the Tokyo Nepal fair and managed to attract potential agents and travelers to make Nepal a must-visit destination. His achievements were further highlighted when he travelled to the South Korea travel show. Similarly, he has also attended One world travel mart event oragnized in California, USA and Adventure travel show organized in Sydney, Australia.
Besides these countries, Mr. Thapa has travelled to countries like
India, China, Singapore,Thailand, Hongkong, Malaysia,Indonesia,Philipines,Bangladesh,Japan ,South Korea,Combodia, Laos,Myanmar,Denmark,Sweden,Norway,Finland. His travels mostly focused on promoting Nepal to potential visitors and adventure seekers to Nepal.