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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. 
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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 Director - 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 (organize... Read More

Tsheten Chophel

Tsheten Chophel
Operations Director - Bhutan

Tsheten Chophel, our Operations Director in Bhutan is a native of Eastern Bhutan. He has been working with us since 2005 and has been the key person to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals. He plans and monitors the day-to-day running of the operations in Bhutan. He oversees customer support processes and organizes them to enhance customer satisfaction. He loves to share his knowledge of Bhutanese culture, lifestyle, and religion with guests and is obsessed with traveling. In his leisure, he often travels and explores the les... Read More


Tulsi Bhatta
Operations Director - Nepal

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 &nda... 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 vice p... Read More


Jayaram Adhikari
Operations Director - Nepal

Jayayram has been guiding trekkers through the mountainous trails of the Nepal Himalayas for more than fifteen years. Having grown up in the hills of Gorkha, he deeply understands 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 the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). He has also completed a course in eco-tourism and wilderness first-... 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


Puskar Rai
IT Officer and Content Writer

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 and help the IT management team in planning, problem resolution, and managing technology services. 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


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


Dwarika Chaulagain
Auditor Consultant

Dwarika Prasad Chaulagain is a Registered Auditor with a meticulously investigative approach to auditing matters. With more than a decade of experience as an auditor, he has responsibility for managing financial risks, checking the accuracy of financial reports and records, ensuring the safety of assets, and preparing reports of financial statements. He also examines financial control systems and company accounts. ... Read More

Binod Pandey

Binod Pandey
Assistant Operation Manager

Binod Panday, our Assistant Operation Manager in Nepal is a retired Officer of the Nepal Government. He plans and monitors the day-to-day running of the operations in Nepal. He is responsible for supporting the operations manager in the day-to-day management of a business or organization. This can include tasks such as managing staff, analyzing data and performance metrics, implementing processes and procedures, and ensuring that the organization is running efficiently and effectively. The specific responsibilities of an assistant operations manager will... 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
Asst. Operation Manager - 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 outlook ... 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 her. A team player, she is considerate and gets on well with all the other employees. ... Read More


Ishwori Amgai (Simkhada)

Ishwori Amgai Simkhada hailing from the beautiful village of Gorkha works as a Receptionist with Third Rock Adventures. She joined our company in 2020, and since then, she has been successfully executing all the Receptionist tasks. She has keen to utilize her passion for excellent customer service in providing the best possible experience for our clients. She is more passionate about exploring new places. Additionally, with that we found her to be professional, knowledgeable and result-oriented. Moreover, miss Ishwori is Chastise, Cordiality and Courageo... Read More

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