Meet your team: (left to right) Sudarshan Suyal (Lead Guide), Raju (Porter), Claire Tierney (Host), Yug Ajay (Sound Therapist & Meditation Leader), Noah Harris (Host), Krishna (Porter), Suresh (Porter), Sattya Darji – photo below (Guide)
Meet your Hostess Claire. Claire fell in love with Nepal many years ago in 2003 when she stayed in Pokhara for 3 months. It was a love affair that grew over the years, and Nepal is now considered her second home.
As well as being your host, Claire will also be your Senior First Aid Officer. She will guide you through the streets of Kathmandu and be your guide and educate you in the temples that we visit. Claire will be your Yoga Teacher and Meditation/Satsang Leader throughout the 3 weeks you are in Nepal. Her extensive experience and knowledge in Yoga, Bio mechanics & Yogic Philosophies will ensure you enjoy well rounded Asana classes (hitting the right spots at the right times) throughout the tour, whilst taking in and explaining the sights throughout Nepal that is enriched in yogic philosophy.
Noah your Host started his journeys to Nepal in 2016. Noah also had a calling to Nepal that has lead him back year after year. It was during his travels that Noah found a deep love for the art of Singing and Vibrational Healing Bowls and embarked on his studies in Sound Therapy in Pokhara with Yug Ajay, who will also be joining us on this trek and retreat.
As well as being your Host, Noah will also be one of your Sound Therapist on the retreat. Noah brings a passion into his Sound Therapy sessions and with his background in music has a deep understanding of sound and melody.
Noah will also be your Support Guide on this 3 week retreat.
Sudarshan Suyal – Lead Guide
Sudarshan will be your Lead Guide throughout our 7 day journey through the mountains.
He has over 10 years experience guiding Treks and holds a certification from the Nepali Government and Tourism industry. His organisation and planning skills will see us in safe hands no matter what time of year or weather conditions.
Sudarshan also holds a remote first aid certification and is skilled in Abseiling and other remote rescue skills.
Born in Pokhara Sudarshan has grown up in the embrace of the Annapurnas his dream is to one day climb the Himalayan Mountain.
Sattya Darji – Guide
Sattya Was born in Darjeeling just west across the border of Nepal.
Sattya hs over 25 years of experience leading Treks within Nepal and holds certification from the Neplai government and Tourism industry. He has a deep love for the mountains and one day wishes to Trek the full range from East to west.
Sattya has many extra skills that he brings to the Trek, He is a Singing bowl sound therapist and an Ayurveda practitioner, as well as a great singer and is talented at creating Nepali handicraft.
Sattya has a great energy that will help keep you motivated and a soft compassionate heart that makes him a great walking companion.
Yug Ajay (Sound Therapist & Meditation Leader)
Yug Ajay is a professional sound healing therapist who has 5 years experience. From his early age he was always obsessed with nature, music and the energy that surrounds us. It was his obsession that led him forward in seeking knowledge and learning from a great vedic master who had the ancient secrets of “Baidangya Bidya”. It was Ajay’s first step and which changed his life.
His search of knowledge did not end there yet, he explored many places, had “Satsang” with Babas and Sadhus, learned different forms of yoga and as a result of his years of research and knowledge he was gifted with the divine sound of the singing bowls.
For the next few years he explored even more in depth of the healing power of vibrations, sounds, colors, rays and frequencies and how these elements affect our lives, This knowledge is what he has been sharing for the past 5 years. Today he has shared his knowledge to more than a thousand people around the world.
We are Honored to have Ajay as a Leader on our team for Sound Healing, Chanting, Meditation and Education.
Raju, Krishna, Suresh (Porters)
Our Porters have been working together as a team for many years. They have a great friendship and this shows in the way they interact with each other and within our team. We are in safe hands with these guys as they know these Mountains having grown up within their heights.
Their local knowledge shines through on our trek and retreat just by them simply being themselves. Together they have a combined 25-30 years experience working as Porters, and they speak great English.
Raju, Krishna and Suresh will be with us during the 7 day trek to help us with carrying bags, tents and any other items we may need assistance with. They are also great company and can share amazing stories of Nepali culture and local knowledge of the mountains.