Crystal Mountain Treks was started by Dinesh Gurung in 1990. Prior to this solo venture, Dinesh had been involved in the trekking business since September 1971. He began his career in the trekking industry as an Office Manager in Mountain Travel Nepal (first trekking company in Nepal) with the late Colonel Jimmy Roberts (1916-1997), and the late Mike Cheney, both, like Dinesh, pioneers of trekking in Nepal and retired soldiers of the British Army's Gurkha Regiment.
Dinesh established Crystal Mountain Treks as a solo venture after joint ventures in Himalayan Rover Treks Pvt. Ltd. (early 80’s) and Rover Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. (late 80’s). Dinesh served as an executive member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Advisor and Convener of the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara-Nepal, and Advisor to Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN). Many guides who have directly worked under Dinesh have gone on to establish their own companies in Nepal and India.
Present and future
Today, Dinesh's children, Jenny and Jwalant, jointly manage Crystal Mountain Treks working with guides who have been part of the company for decades making it a truly family run and operated company. Crystal Mountain Treks provides trekking and tour services to individuals and groups; our previous clients have included nationals from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Russia, France and Japan. We provide logistical support for some well-known outdoor organizations from the United States including:
Crystal Mountain has also partnered with Carol Cumes of Magical Journeys, an American company specialising in spiritual journeys, to provide logistical support in Nepal, India and Tibet. All groups of the organizations listed above include a Western leader.
In the near future, if Nepal's tourism environment continues to look as promising, there are plans to open up a US branch mainly to simplify the booking process for our clients.