Shiva Dhakal is the managing director of a group of companies in the tourism sector, including hotels, restaurants, travel magazines, a leading developer and provider of community-based tourism experiences and a tour operator in Nepal. He is regarded as one of the pioneers in Nepal for sustainable tourism and community-based tourism.
Dhakal started his first tourism venture in 2005 after establishing Royal Mountain Travel (RMT) Nepal. RMT has now become one of the top travel companies in Nepal, offering a wide range of tourism products and services in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Today, all of the ventures in the group have the mission of empowering local communities through tourism and hospitality.