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The Nepal crew were great. Jhire was an excellent sirdar. I have already been looking at The Mountain Company website and dreaming of my next trek.....
Jenny Fifield (UK) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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Almas Khan

Almas Khan is the marketing manager and trek leader at The Mountain Company. After completing a bachelors in commerce Almas soon realized the office held no attraction. He made an unlikely career choice- first as climbing instructor, and for the past 18 years has been leading treks and exploratory expeditions in the Indian Himalaya & Bhutan safely taking many clients on high altitude treks.

His love for Bhutan’s wild mountain trails, culture and people has seen him visit the Kingdom twenty times to lead many treks including his personal favorite the Lunana Snowman (led for TMC in September/ October 2017in September/ October 2016in September/ October 2015in September/ October 2014 and in September/ October 2012.  Almas has completed Lunana Snowman trek nine times including both Bumthang and Nikka Chu exit trails from Lunana. Since his first visit to Bhutan in 1995, Almas has developed a true understanding of the country. He has spent thirteen years working in Bhutan as a trek leader.

Almas is also an authority on the Indian Himalaya and has trekked and climbed most regions.  He has been involved with the writing of trekking guide books and route making. In 2003 he accompanied Australian Author Garry Weare on his epic trek starting from Gomukh, the source of the Ganges for the book "A Long Walk In The Himalaya".

Almas has led technical treks and climbs including to Longstaff Col, Trails Pass, Shalang Dhura in the Kumaon Himalaya, Stok Kangri and the second summit of Kangyatse in Ladakh. In Summer 2016, 2015 and 2014, Almas led our Ladakh Sky Trail and is looking forward to returning in 2017 to lead this trek again.

In Nepal and Bhutan, Almas has led three treks for The Mountain Company: Lunana SnowmanDhaulagiri Circuit and Kanchenjunga Circuit.

His life’s work throughout the Himalaya has been driven by a deep respect for mountain people and the humbling effect of the high mountains. 

Almas’s experience leading treks to remote and challenging areas has given him a cool head for logistics and planning. Almas lives in Tasmania with his wife Jayne, where he is an active member in the local emergency service; disaster response plus search and rescue. He is qualified in Wilderness first aid.


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