Chandra has both worked professionally and explored personal goals outside of Nepal, on rivers and in mountains, in fields such such as ice-climbing in Norway, rafting in Japan and Canada and climbing and trekking in the USA.
Much of Chandra’s expertise comes from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Wyoming, USA. He is a registered instructor with Rescue3 International and SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine based in USA. He works as the lead instructor in Wilderness First Aid, Swiftwater and Whitewater Rescue.
Having seen the emphasis placed on outdoor education, rescue, first aid and professionalism in other countries, Chandra is determined to bring the same personal development skills to Nepal’s youth and tourism industry to ensure they are not denied the same well-rounded education as being offered overseas.
In 2012 after completing her degree, she moved to Nepal to work with Initiative Outdoor. Here, she fell in love with the outdoor industry and the Nepali people. She works as an instructor for all kinds of courses, but is most passionate about helping youth find professions. Chelsilyn is excited to be the coordinator for courses and interns coming to work with Initiative Outdoor. She sees good in everyone and above all believes that all people deserve the opportunity to learn about themselves and their passions. When not at work or outside, she can be found at home, nose stuck in fantasy novels.
I like trekking and seeing the beauty of Nepal. I like traveling better than staying in the city, so I chose the outdoors for my career. Start your journey with us!