Meet Our Team

More than 23 years of experience operating in the Himalayas.

The team at Third Rock Adventures is made up of professionals from diverse fields. The common thread tying us together is our shared passion for travel and our commitment to excellence in our respective fields. Our endeavor is to bring to you (the traveler) the best experience in travel - be it destination, local experience, services, transportation etc.

The TRA team strives to bring to you adventures off-the-beaten-path. Our expert guides are always on the lookout for itineraries to destinations you have dreamt of. Our pursuit is to offer you a seamless travel experience.

Our Travel Specialists

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Naba Raj Amgai
President & Operations Director

Naba Raj Amgai, the President and Operations 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 kilometres 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 to founding ho... Read More


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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


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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 ti... Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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... Read More


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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


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Pranaya Baniya
Trip Planner

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


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Kailash Dhakal
Finance Controller

Proactive, hardworking and committed to his work Kailash Dhakal is the company’s Finance Controller. A Master’s Degree holder in Commerce (MBS), he 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.  Apart from handling the finances of the company, Mr. Dhakal also works as a part-time Accountancy Lecturer. Numbers are his passion and he loves working with them. A team player, he is considerate and gets on well with all the o... Read More


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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 gues... Read More


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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... Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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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Prashant Adhikari
Guide-Assistant

Young, energetic and smart Prashant Adhikari is our Assistant Guide. An outdoors person, Prashant likes being in the mountains. With clients, he is friendly and at the same time polite and humble.  Helping others just comes naturally to him. Be it in the mountains or in the cities, he is always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.   Hailing from the mountainside settlement of Dhading, Prashant has completed a course in Wilderness First Aid and is a trained trekking guide. He has walked through all the major trekking routes-... Read More


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