An eight-day adventure travel guide training programme, the first of its kind in Nepal, was organized by Samarth-NMDP in co-ordination with Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Wilderness Medical Associates International starting 13th June, 2016 to 20th June, 2016. Twenty two trekking guides were provided training on five core competencies: medical training – wilderness first aid; customer service and group management; natural and cultural history interpretation; interpretive techniques; and sustainability issues.  The training programme consisted both classroom based theoretical sessions as well as field based practical sessions.