Meet Our Team

Get acquainted with the people behind
Third Rock Adventures

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.

Administrative Team


Tulsi Bhatta
Managing 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 de... 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 imbib... Read More


Derik Goodman
Director of Sales and Operations for North & South 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... Read More


Rupesh Metkar
Regional Manager- 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. B... 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 mos... 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 ... 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, cr... Read More


Pranaya Baniya
Sr. Travel Consultant

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 a... Read More


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 th... Read More


Jayaram Adhikari
Sr. 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 ... 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 ... Read More


Lakpa Dorjee Sherpa
Senior Mountain Guide

Congenial, warm and fearless, Lhakpa Sherpa has worked as a climbing guide for nearly 25 years. Born and brought up in the mountainous settlement of Sotang in Solukhumbu district, he spent his childhood and early youth climbing hills and playing under the shadows of some of the highest peaks in the world. It was his love for the mountains that led him to choose a c... Read More


Gadul Bahadur Tamang
Climbing Guide

Gadul Bahadur Tamang, our climbing/trekking guide, has an experience of more than 15 years. He has ably guided numerous mountaineers to the summits of Island Peak, Mera Peak, Cho Oyu, Yala Peak, Lobuche,  Chulu East Phokalde and Pisang Peak. He has also led trekkers to all the major trekking regions in Nepal. An experienced mountaineer, a caring guide and a hu... Read More


Kamal Dodari
Tour Guide

Having worked as a Tour Guide for the last fifteen years, Kamal is one of the most experienced guides we have in our team. He possesses a deep knowledge of Nepalese culture, history and architecture. Affable, courteous and friendly, Kamal is well-liked by our clients. He is a licensed tour guide and holds a master’s degree in English. Apart from Kathmandu, &n... 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 wo... 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 la... Read More


Prashant Adhikari

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.   Hail... Read More

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Head Office
Keshar Mahal Marg Thamel, Kathmandu
North and South America
7 Shivnandan Park, Thatte Nagar, Gangapur Road
Sera Road,Tashi Xintsun, Group 3, No 32, Lhasa
Changlam Street, Thimphu
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