November 08, 2023
Kathmandu, Nepal – Ang Tshering Sherpa, the chairman of Asian Treks, has announced ambitious plans to further expand his luxury hotel chain in the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) region of Nepal. As tourist numbers continue to surge in the area, driven by adventure tourism, Sherpa aims to meet the growing demand for high-end accommodations.
Sherpa has revealed that his vision includes constructing an additional five luxury hotels in the region. These hotels and resorts will be developed through the Astriks Group, with his son, Dawa Steven Sherpa, overseeing their operation and management.
The move comes in response to the increasing number of tourists visiting Nepal for trekking and adventure activities. Travelers are actively seeking upscale lodging options in the picturesque and challenging terrain of the Sagarmatha region. In light of this demand, Ang Chhiring Sherpa has committed to investing approximately NPR 5 billion in the construction of these new hotels.
Currently, Sherpa is already operating five hotels in the Khumbu region. He and his team have commenced work to elevate the standards of these existing hotels to meet the discerning needs of travelers. Even after 30 years since their initial construction, these hotels continue to stand out as some of the finest in the Khumbu region.
One of Sherpa's notable investments is the luxurious The Terrace Resort in Lalitpur. These well-appointed hotels in the Khumbu region are designed to cater to tourists exploring the Sagarmatha area. Sherpa has been actively involved in constructing hotels in Tengboche and Phakding for several years.
Both of these hotels are expected to be completed and operational within a year, with each offering 28 rooms to accommodate guests.
The hotels initially branded as "Himalayan Eco Chain" have been rebranded as "Himalaya Eco Hotel." They are currently under construction and renovation.
Sherpa emphasizes that tourists visiting the Sagarmatha region currently lack access to luxury hotel facilities. In response, he is preparing to build three more hotels in the Sagarmatha area, with locations ranging from Everest Base Camp to Gokyo Lake. His goal is to complete the construction and have these hotels operational within the next five years.
"The land is ready, and once the banking process is complete, the work will begin," Chairman Sherpa stated. "Our goal is to provide the same level of facilities in all locations, as offered by our Chain Hotels."
According to Sherpa, an investment of approximately NPR 1 billion will be required for the construction of each hotel. He has faced numerous challenges and hardships in opening hotels in the Himalayan region. However, Sherpa is confident that the structures currently being built will help expand the availability of luxury accommodations in this breathtaking region.
In total, Sherpa's investments include the operation of the AmaDablam Hotel in Kathmandu's Chabahil. In the construction phase, two hotels are already operational, and Sherpa has set a target of owning and operating 13 hotels within the next five years.
The expansion of this luxury hotel chain promises to provide a significant boost to the tourism industry in the Sagarmatha region and enhance the experience of adventurous travelers seeking the thrill of the Himalayas without compromising on comfort and luxury.