Robert Ferguson first travelled to Nepal in 1984, aged 18, with a huge rucksack and tiny budget.
He got a board and lodging job with a local trekking agency that finished with a trek around the Annapurna Circuit. He was hooked. He returned in his early 20s as a mountain guide, based in Kathmandu and leading groups around the Annapurnas, the Everest region and Kanchenjunga. He also climbed two of Nepal’s trekking peaks.
For five years he ran his own trekking agency and also worked as the Operations Manager for a leading UK tour operator, running their Nepal trekking and cultural programmes. Being an Archaeology graduate from Durham University his passion for history and culture has led him to explore the Kathmandu Valley and beyond, visiting its many cultural gems.
The highlights of many trips there over the years are his honeymoon, which involved driving from Lhasa to Kathmandu, and a recent visit with his wife and teenage daughters, trekking in the Annapurnas, rafting and tiger watching in the Terai.
Robert lives in North Norfolk from where he runs a luxury tour operator and writes. He returns regularly to Nepal to explore new areas and visit old friends.