About us

Pure Nepal Travel combines East and West

Pure Nepal Travel combines Nepalese knowledge and experience with Dutch reinforcement. Shiva Sapkota and Ilse Sapkota-Bennink have been working together in their travel agency since 2008. With their large composite family they live in Kathmandu. Together they have a daughter and a son.

Shiva Sapkota

Shiva Sapkota is the founder of Pure Nepal Trekking & Expedition (P.) Ltd. Shiva Sapkota was born in the Dhading district in Nepal. He knows Nepal from his own life and experience.
For many years, Shiva worked in the tourism sector.
Then he founded his own travel agency. "I want to offer my guests an authentic and unforgettable vacation!"


Ilse Sapkota-Bennink

Ilse Sapkota-Bennink was born in the Netherlands and has been living in Nepal since 2007.
“Shiva’s Eastern background and my Western background complement each other to form an ideal combination! Through personal contact and short lines of communication, we’re able to make more possible for both our guests and travelers as well as for the people here in Nepal.”

Pure Nepal Travel introduction

‘Making a difference in service to visitors and making a difference for my country Nepal.’

That is the deep motivation that drives Shiva Sapkota, founder of Pure Nepal Trekking & Expedition

Pure Nepal guests gladly return

Pure Nepal Trekking & Expedition has been organizing treks since 2007. Shiva Sapkota has been running his travel agency with his Dutch wife, Ilse Sapkota-Bennink since 2008. Many of Pure Nepal’s guests return for another trip. That’s the best compliment any travel agency can receive!

Namaste, welcome to Pure Nepal Travel

We look forward to meeting you and helping you discover our beautiful country, Nepal!

On behalf of Pure Nepal and all its employees,

Shiva Hari Sapkota

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