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Meet Our Team

More than two decades of experience in the Himalayas

Third Rock Adventures is a fully licensed tour operator. The team that drives Third Rock Adventures forward is made up of skilled and experienced professionals. We believe in offering unique experiences without compromising on the quality of services. To enhance your travel experience, we offer Lifetime Deposit and attractive rewards via our Loyalty and Referral Programs. We support sustainable tourism and do our best to protect our environment. We make it a point to donate a portion of our profit to community projects that benefits needy children and women. 
All our trekking and climbing guides have 10+ years of experience, are registered and have government license and work full-time for us. They speak excellent English and have guided innumerable trekking and climbing groups from all over the world. Our guides are locals and have first-hand knowledge of the area you are visiting. We do not compromise on your Safety, nor take short cuts on Amenities. To ensure that you have a safe trip in the mountains, we keep aside Adequate Acclimatization Days and assign Experienced Local Guides trained in wilderness first aid and crisis management. 

Naba Raj Amgai
Founder & Managing Director

Naba Raj Amgai, the Founder and Managing Director of Third Rock Adventures stepped into the world of travel and tourism in 1996. Coming from a humble family of farmers, he grew up in the mountains of Gorkha. Climbing hills was an everyday affair and each day he had to walk several kilometers to get to school. When he saw trekking guides from his village leading large groups of tourists across the mountainous trails, he wanted to be like them.  Beginning his journey in the tourism industry as a humble Porter Guide, he has come a long way. I... Read More


Steven Golden
Sales and Marketing- USA & Canada

Steven is an adventure seeker, while growing up in Colorado in the United States. Many trekking trips in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado was the beginning of a love for nature and the beauty of the mountains. Steven made his first trip to Nepal in 2013 on the Everest Base Camp trek with the world-renowned Werner Berger. Werner is known for completing the Seven in Seven and is recognized in the Guinness Book of Records for this accomplishment.  Steven immediately fell in love with the Himalayas and the people of Nepal. When Steven is not... Read More


Stuart Butler
Marketing and Senior Writer/Content Creator

Stuart Butler is a writer, photographer and guidebook author who has been travelling in and writing about the Himalaya for over twenty-five years. He is the author of the Lonely Planet guidebook: Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, as well as both the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide Nepal guidebooks. He’s also written an online guidebook to trekking in Nepal for Horizon Guides. Elsewhere in the Himalayan regions he’s written guidebooks to Tibetan regions for both Lonely Planet and Rough Guides, has updated the Bradt Guidebook to Ladakh & Ka... Read More


Derik Goodman
Sales and Operations- North America

Derik made his first journey to Nepal in 2012 and completed the life-changing adventure to Everest Base Camp along with Island Peak. He has traveled widely throughout the world. His travels has taken to Asia (Nepal and Southeast Asia), Africa, Europe and North America. Besides scaling some Himalayan peaks, he has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Kenya, Mt Elbrus in Russia, Mt Rainier plus other peaks in USA. Derik's background in Sales and construction has led him to this point of helping others experience their own personal journeys to some of the w... Read More


Rupesh Metkar
Sales & Marketing India

Rupesh is a keen adventurer and mountain lover. He has travelled widely in the Himalayas as well as in the US. While he was living in the United States, Rupesh trekked to many of the major mountains across the country including Mount Washington, White Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Great Smokey Mountains, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount Jefferson and other regions. Being an active YHAI member, he has also participated in many of the trekking programs throughout India.    On his first visit to Nepal, he trekked to Everest Base Camp (org... Read More


Chhewang Palden Sherpa
Mountaineering Leader

Our Mountaineering Leader Chhewang Palden Sherpa has more than 25 years of experience. “Real Heros of Mountains” Sherpas like Chhewang, lead their foreign client to mountains and make the dream of summiting mountains a reality. He summited the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848m) 4 times. He has also scaled over 8,000m Tibetan peak, Mount Shishapangma (8,013m). His long list of achievement includes summiting Island Peak (6,189m) more than 300 times, Lobuche Peak (6,119 m) over 250 times and Mera Peak (6,476m) around 100 times... Read More


Lakpa Dorjee Sherpa
Mountaineering Leader

Lakpa Dorje Sherpa is a veteran mountaineer with more than 20 years of experience. In his over two-decades-long career, he has climbed many mountains in Nepal, Tibet, and Europe. Lakpa has summited the highest mountain in the world, Everest (8,848m) 7 times. He scaled Everest 4 times from the south face situated in Nepal and 3 times from the north face that lies in Tibet. Talking about eight-thousanders besides Everest of Nepal, Lakpa has summited Lhotse (8,516m) 3 times and Manaslu (8,163m) once. Also, he has climbed an eight-thousander situated in Ti... Read More


Gadul Bahadur Tamang
Mountaineering Leader

A veteran mountaineer with around 30 years of experience is Gadul Bahadur Tamang. His list of achievements speaks volumes about his love for climbing. He has summited 6th highest mountain in the world Cho Oyu Peak which is 8,188 meters high. He has achieved the feat of summiting Mera Peak (6,476m) over 200 times, Island Peak (6,189m) around 200 times, and Lobuche peak (6,119 m) over 100 times. Additionally, he accomplished climbing Pokalde Peak (5,806m) 200 times, Yala Peak (5,520m)10 times, Naya Kanga Peak (5,846m) around 15 times, and Chulu East (6,584... Read More


Tulsi Bhatta
Operations Director

Tulsi Bhatta has been involved in the tourism field for more than ten years. A native of Gorkha, he has spent much of his life on the mountains. He started his career as a trekking guide leading trekkers to some of the popular trekking regions. Interacting with the travelers and tourists for several years has made him an expert communicator. Because of his deep interest in travel and adventure, he got together with a few friends to establish a travel company a few years back. After a lot of planning and brain storming sessions, Third Rock Adventures &... Read More


Hari Khanal
Chief Executive Officer

Hari Khanal began his career as an Information Technology professional. He has an extensive experience of 15 years in the IT sector and has worked for many international companies in Nepal and abroad. He joined the tourism industry, because of his passion for travel and adventure. Mr. Khanal’s expertise in the IT sector has largely helped the company to imbibe all the latest technologies in its sales and marketing management. Apart from being at the helm of Third Rock Adventures, Mr.Khanal is involved in humanitarian activities. He is the... Read More

Nabin Dhital

Nabin Dhital
Senior Travel Consultant

Nabin Dhital joined Third Rock Adventures in 2018 as a senior travel consultant. Before that, he was busy honing his skills to be competent and to contribute to the travel industry. Nabin started his career in the tourism industry as a trekking porter in 2008, and after two years, he shifted his work-life completely to focus on becoming a consultant to provide research-based practical consultation for travelers. Theoretically, he did basic science in high school and a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, so he has the knack to understand requirement... Read More

Rishi Ram Bhantana

Rishi Ram Bhantana
Sr. Trekking Guide

Rishi Ram Bhantana is one of our senior trekking leaders with more than 20 years of experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. He has successfully led hundreds of trekking groups in the popular trekking routes of Nepal. Admittedly, he is one of the favorite trekking guides of many clients and is popularly known as Rishi among international trekkers. He has also guided pilgrims to Damodar Kunda, Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath, Gosaikunda Lake, and Lake Mansarovar. As an astute and experienced trekking leader, he has garnered immense positive feedbacks and review... Read More

Hum Gurung

Hum Gurung
Marketing Head

Hum Gurung is the Digital marketing consultant at Third Rock Adventures, responsible for developing digital marketing strategies, executing social media strategy through competitive research, and identifying the most effective ways of advertising. He, with his extensive knowledge, ensures the overall digital growth of the company. His more than 10 years of experience as an SEO expert has helped the company accomplish remarkable achievements. Mr. Gurung is from London, working as a Freelance Local SEO Consultant. He monitors customer's engagement, ana... Read More


Dol Prasad Amgai
Sr. Trekking Guide

Dol Prasad Amgai is our Trekking Leader with 17 years of experience in trekking. In almost two-decades-long career, he has trekked hundreds of times in the popular trekking routes of Nepal. His major achievement includes trekking in the famous Everest region over 100 times and the Annapurna region more than 100 times. He has also trekked to Langtang more than 50 times and Manaslu region for more than 20 times. Trekking to the isolated trekking region of Nepal, Upper Mustang more than 30 times is a feat in itself. Additionally, our trekking leader has tre... Read More

Bimal Thapa

Bimal Thapa
Trekking Guide

Energetic, Enthusiastic, and Easygoing are the three words that describe the personality of Bimal Thapa. Born and brought up in the beautiful village of Gorkha, Bimal is one of the best trekking leaders of Third Rock Adventures. In almost two-decades-long career, Bimal has trekked to every trekking region of Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Gokyo Lakes Trek are among the major treks he has done more than 100 times in his career. He has also trekked to Gosaikunda Lakes more than 15 ti... Read More


Baburam Khatri
Trekking Guide

Born in the beautiful village of Solukhumbu, Baburam Khatri is in the tourism industry for more than a decade now. Baburam started his career as a trekking guide in 2009 and has earned countless appreciation and admiration for his noteworthy and invaluable contribution. In his more than a decade-long-career, he has trekked hundreds of times in the popular trekking routes of Nepal. He has done all prominent trekking in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang Region;  including but not limited to Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes, ... Read More


Jayaram Adhikari
Trekking Guide

Jayayram has been guiding trekkers through the mountainous trails of the Nepal Himalaya for more than fifteen years. Having grown up in the hills of Gorkha, he has a deep understanding of the mountains and lifestyle of the people living there.  He has guided several groups to Everest Base Camp and other destinations in the Everest and Annapurna regions. He is a trained and licensed guide. He has received Trekking Guide training from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). He has also completed a course in eco-tourism and wilderness fi... Read More


Puskar Rai

Writer, Secretly Philanthropist and Wanderer-these three words elucidate Puskar Rai. A bad programmer turned writer, Puskar loves traveling and reading books of his interest. Puskar Rai is a blogger and writer at Third Rock Adventures. His sheer passion for writing and obsession with traveling got him into the tourism industry. He staunchly believes in the saying "Everything Happens for a reason!." It's unfair if we don't mention him as an aspiring photographer. ... Read More


Shiva Bhatta
Trekking Guide

Congenial, humble, knowledgeable and proactive, Shiva Prasad Bhatta is one of the popular faces in our team. He is a licensed guide and has been working as a mountain guide for more than five years. Hailing from the mountainous district of Gorkha, Shiva spent the early part of his career as a Mathematics Teacher. His love for the outdoors and passion for adventure made him change his profession. He has led several trekking groups to EBC, ABC, Annapurna Circuit, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Tibet etc. Shiva has also received a certificate in eco-tourism and wi... Read More


Ashish Shakya
Web Developer

Ashish Shakya being interested in technology and gadgets from a very early age lead him to pursue his passion for technology which eventually developed as a profession in Information Technology. He enjoys traveling and admires what nature has to offer through long rides and adventure trips. Apart from his passion for tech stuff and travel, he is a Full-stack web developer who is passionate for his work and strives to deliver high-quality products and services innovatively. He is constantly seeking new challenges and experiences which has lead him to j... Read More


Sudina Manandhar
Sr. Writer

Digital marketer, travel writer by profession, and traveler by passion, Sudina Manandhar has explored several places in Nepal and done some beautiful Himalayan treks in Nepal, including Annapurna Base Camp and Poonhill Trek. She naturally found her definitive niche in travel writing and has extensively written for several travel websites. She is completely and utterly obsessed with traveling to new destinations and inspiring readers to travel. ... Read More


Anjali Kansakar
Content Editor & Writer

Despite being a management graduate, our writer Anjali Kansakar chose to pursue a career in writing. Following her passion for writing, she wrote for web magazines and NGOs before joining Third Rock Adventures writing team. She enjoys traveling, loves to see new places and enjoys putting her experience into words. Her love for traveling has taken her to the hills and mountains. The adventurer inside her couldn’t keep her far from trying all the adventure activities in Nepal, be it hiking, rafting or bungee jump.   She takes ... Read More


Usha Rai
Senior Content Editor & Writer

As the Senior Content Editor & Writer of Third Rock Adventures, Usha Rai brings to the table an experience of more than a decade in content writing. In a career spanning a decade plus, she has created content for several travel and tourism websites. Her niche or area of expertise is adventure travel. She has travelled widely in the Himalayas and has been to most of places in the Indian subcontinent. Apart from writing, her other passions include reading, music, movies, traveling (obviously!), crossword puzzles and food. Her favorite haunts are lib... Read More


Sujan Panta
Reservation Manager

Sujan is from Gorkha who has a deep love for travel and meeting new people. After graduating from college, he started his career in the service industry by working for a reputed luxury hotel. After working there for almost a year, his passion for travelling and nature made him join Third Rock Adventures, where he now works as Reservation Manager. Self-motivated, creative and a team player, he loves experimenting with new ideas. His calm and composed nature has earned him the nickname ‘Buddha’. He enjoys nature, browsing the internet, readi... Read More


Kisan Pun
Travel Consultant

Armed with a degree in Travel & Tourism Management, Kisan joined the tourism industry right after his graduation. Starting as a trainee in the Sales and Marketing Department, he went on to join an elite team of experts dispensing advice to high-end clients and travel groups. He has worked for some of the best names in the Nepalese tourism industry. With an experience of about  ten years in the adventure tourism sector, Kisan’s expertise is an asset to the company.   Apart from creating itineraries and helping plan t... Read More


Ganga Hari Dahal
Manager Marketing (Nepal)

Ganga Hari Dahal belongs to Gorkha, a mountainous district famous for producing some well-known figures in the history of Nepal. He completed his schooling and college education from Kathmandu. Pleasant, warm and friendly, he started his career as a Guest Relationship Officer. His love for travel made him join Third Rock Adventures. Besides traveling, Ganga is interested in learning new languages, reading and sketching. He is fluent in Nepali, English and Chinese and is working towards learning a new language. His love for people and positive outl... Read More


Pranaya Baniya
Sales and Marketing Manager

Our senior travel consultant Pranaya was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a child, he was sent to the queen of hills-Darjeeling to a famous boarding school- St.Josephs College,North Point for his high school education. Growing up among the beautiful hills of Darjeeling, he developed a deep sense of pride and love for the mountains. He is a nature and animal lover and also an avid trekker. In the past he has worked for travel companies like Expedia and is an excellent travel planner and communication expert. In his spare time, he loves to play the tabala, ... Read More

Muna Bhattarai

Muna Bhattarai

Proactive, hardworking, and committed to her work Muna Bhattarai is the company’s Accountant. A Master’s Degree holder in Commerce (MBS), she manages the day-to-day operations of the company’s accounting department. The financial transactions and budget planning of the company are overseen by him. A team player, he is considerate and gets on well with all the other employees. ... Read More


Sonam (Ten Snow)
Tour Guide (Tibet)

Sonam, our experienced Tibetan guide, is a Lhasa native and knows the city like the back of his hand. He has been working as a guide for the past nine years and has guided hundreds of tourists across Tibet, the ‘Roof of the World’. Courteous and humble, Sonam studied English language at the Tibet University and can comfortably communicate in English. The western tourists whom he has guided named him ‘Ten Snow’.  He loves to share his knowledge of Tibetan culture, traditions and religion with guests, and is elated when guests ... Read More


Ishwor Dhakal
Tour Guide

Ishwor has been working as a Tour Guide for the last five years. Hailing from a mountaineous village of Gorkha, Ishwor is a trained and licensed guide. He has received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management), one of the premier tourism academies in the country. In his five year long career Ishwor has guided clients from all over the world. Knowledgeable, polite and friendly, he has a deep interest in Nepalese history and culture. He has guided tourists to all the tourist hotspots in the country.  ... Read More


Deepak Ranamagar
Trekking Guide

Like our other guides, Deepak Ranamagar has grown up in the mountains and feels very much at home walking through the dusty mountain trails. He is a trained mountain guide and has guided several foreign trekkers through some of Nepal’s most popular trails (Annapurna, Everest, Langtang etc.). He has been a part of Third Rock Adventures’ team since the last two years. Courteous, helpful, positive, a good communicator and problem solver he has been aiding our senior guides in guiding large groups of clients on the mountains. ... Read More

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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977-9851055684 , +977-014544105
US and Canada
864 route de la Marqueze, 40230 Josse
+33674618156 , Stuart Butler
10 Terrigal Drive Noble Park North
+61 402 752 312 , Collin Loke
Sera Road/ Tashi Xintsun, Lhasa, Tibet
+86 139 0890 7271 , Dawa Tsering
Changlam, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 77 615 269 , Tsheten Chophel