WOW | WOW Factor
Text by: Sachitra Gurung
Rajat Khadka may seem shy at first, but as you get to know him you will find that he has a soul of an adventurer. Disciplined yet spontaneous, Khadka perfectly balances fun and business.
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Three words that best describe you…
Spontaneous, thrill-seeker, and mellow.
How did Rustic Himalayan Adventure happen?
The turning point in my life was when I decided to leave dentistry just two months before my final year. I felt dentistry wasn’t meant for me. I always dreamt of becoming an adventurer but I was always busy studying. So I decided to completely switch my career. Now, Rustic Himalayan Adventure is a well-established trek company which focuses on proper expedition. We are constantly working to introduce rustiest, untouched, geographically and culturally diverse travel routes. We are planning for a big motor biking trip to Ladakh and Spiti Valley this year after a successful a trip in 2017. The season for making trip to Manaslu and Tsum Valley is also drawing near so all eyes are on those trips and several others.
Your favourite destination
My favorite destination is Antarctica. It’s because I always wish to travel to those places where there’s no proper human settlement. You know it’s a unique feeling to get away from the town’s hustle and bustle and into the nature enjoying with animals like seals and penguins.
What’s on your bucket list?
Cherrapunji in India and the Amazon rainforest are on my bucket list for travelling.
Proper shades, proper boots, GPS navigator, hammock, tent, cooking pot, my special coffee holder, bandana neck-warmer, good merino products, and arm-stick roller.
What’s your next destination?
Upper-Dolpo and Kanyakumari to Kashmir (K&K)