Our Team

  • Dinesh Dhakal

    Dinesh Dhakal

    Founder and Director  (BA; MA in Economics, Tribhuvan University)

    He was born in the village Taruka in the Nuwakot District in Nepal, in a traditional Nepalese agricultural background. He moved to Kathmandu to complete his higher secondary school, while working in a hospital. Then he joined the university for his Bachelor degree and started to work in the tourism sector as a tourist guide.  Now, ten years later he has completed his Master’s Degree in Economics and has been working as a tourist trekking guide and guide to all various activities in all the regions of Nepal during the past ten years.  He lives with a passion to develop the tourism industry in Nepal and to increase the socio economic condition of the poor people.

  • Annemarie Smith

    Annemarie Smith

    Founder of Zam Zam Trekking

    She was born in the Western Cape, South Africa, and is a passionate, adventurous person who wants to share and help people experience nature, like never before. She is a Volunteer Wildfire Fighter and is a member of the Mountain Search and Rescue Team. She was also involved with Voluntary Ranger work in the South African National Parks, in the Table Mountain region. After various day hikes in South Africa and Namibia, she also became involved with trekking in Nepal.

  • Ronel du Toit

    Ronel du Toit

    Founder of Zam Zam Trekking

    She was also born in South Africa and love spending time in nature, hiking and organizing various South African and Namibian hiking trips.  After an inspiring trek in Nepal, she totally fell in love with Nepal.  From a place of passion, she became part of the foundation of ZamZam Trekking.  Her passion is to support people in the remote villages, with regards to schooling, health and green - safe living environment.

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