Our Board Members and Founders

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Bibhuti Chand Thakur


Our main donor and sponsor for one of the most successful eye surgical camps in Nepal Dooley Intermed foundation, has been supporting us financially and helping organize rural eye camps in some of the remotest regions of West Nepal like Upper Mustang. Lead by Mr. Scott Hamilton, with his brilliant team of Doctors and volunteers all the way from USA, have been successfully performing eye surgeries in some of the remotest parts of Nepal. We the team of Mission Himalaya, are grateful to the team of Dooley, for their visionary ideas and making such rural camps  successful.

Image of Founder of Mission HimalayaCharu Chand Thakur


Educated in St. Mary’s High School, Kathmandu, Charu completed her Senior Cambridge in 1980 from the same institute. She attended the Tri–Chandra Multiple Campus, Kathmandu for Intermediate in Science with Biology as major and Bachelor in Sociology and Psychology. Obtained her Bachelor in Education (B. Ed) with Major in School Administration and completed her Masters in Sociology from Tribhuvan University.Charu started her career as a teacher in 1984 from Kinder Hearts School, joined I.J Pioneer School as one of the Pioneer teachers in 1985 and continued to work as a teacher till 1989. While working as an Administration and Marketing Director for Himalayan Holidays Group, Charu along with her husband Bibhu and daughter Karishma, formed the concept for the Eco home for Orphaned kids. This dream project soon became a reality after forming their very own not-for-profit organization Mission Himalaya. Before become a social entrepreneur, Charu had been actively involved in many social and charity based organizations, like the Mother’s Club- a non-governmental-non-profit organization. Before starting her own project under Mission Himalaya, Charu was actively supporting the New Youth Development Society orphanage. Charu loves to read, write, teach, travel, go trekking, hiking, river rafting, jungle safari, enjoys cooking, has ‘green thumb’ and loves nature.

Image of board member of Mission hiamlayaKalyan Silwal
Board Member/Secretary

A graduate student on Management,with a seven years experience in Finance, Administration and Human Resource at Himalayan Holidays – Nepal and three years of experience in Logistics at Harsco Infrastructure -Abu Dhabi, UAE. President of ANSWER – Nepal (501c(3) tax deductable non-profit organization provides educational sponsorship for impoverished students in Nepal. Kalyan has been a key member in building the foundation of Mission Himalaya.


Image of Board member of Mission HimalayaBasanta Raj Gautam
Board Member/Advisor 
Basanta Raj Gautam is a graduate in Management from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and is pursuing a Master’s Degree from the same University. Though the study of Management is basically connected to human organizational activities, Basanta believes in the pleasures and excitement of Adventure Travel and Tourism – learning, living and experiencing different cultures, traditions, languages, etiquette and history.Working as a senior Executive Manager, Basanta had escorted and guided numerous Adventure Treks, Cultural trips and Leisure Holiday tour in different parts of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. In present days his focus is more in medical outreach and research expeditions coordinating with different National & International Organizations.Basanta successfully completed the training on Risk & Crisis Managements, First Aid, and Modern Destination Management etc. and has traveled to India, Bhutan, China and Russia for different sales missions and seminars. Having a firsthand knowledge about clients and organizational needs, he is playing a key role in our Group of Organizations.

Mr. Dharmendra Malla

Board Member/Advisor
Dharmendra has been a member of our organization since it’s foundation, his advice and help has been very valuable for our progress. He is actively involved in the board’s decision making.