Prem K. Khatry
Founder, CEO & Managing Director
Prem K. Khatry, the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of ‘Ace the Himalaya’ hails from a mountainous village in Gorkha. Now a successful entrepreneur and a very active social worker contributing to the welfare of the society, Mr. Khatry comes from a humble background. He began his career as a trekking guide at the age of 15, while he was barely out of his teens. Raised in the mountains of Gorkha, he had developed a love of nature early on and guiding clients along the well-trodden paths came easy. After spending eight years as a guide, he established his own trekking and tour company ‘Ace the Himalaya’ in 2006.
He completed his schooling from Bhimodaya Higher Secondary School, Arughat, Gorkha, after which he earned a degree in Finance from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He is a widely traveled individual. His travels has taken him not only to the Himalayas but to other parts of the world like North America, Europe, South America and a score of South-East Asian countries. Since he started his company, he has been regularly attending travel expos and seminars in search of business opportunities and market destination Nepal. Some of the travel marts and expos attended by Mr. Khatry representing his company ‘Ace the Himalaya’ include World Travel Market (WTM) in London, ITB in Berlin, Adventure shows in North and South America and many travel road shows in Europe.
Prem K.Khatry is also the Founder of Sambhav Nepal, an NGO working in the upliftment of rural communities(especially in the field of education and reconstruction of homes and other facilities post 2015 earthquake) in Gorkha District.
He is a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Mt. Everest, Lalitpur. In 2012 he was elected as a member of the executive committee of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). He is also the member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), which is committed to principles of professional conduct, ethics and continued enhancement and improvement of the travel industry. He has been awarded an MPHF + 2 (Multiple Paul Harris Fellow) by Rotary International.