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Shiva Bhatta- Guide
  • More than 9 years of experience in trekking
  • A certified trekking guide by the Government of Nepal
  • Trekked to all prominent regions of Nepal: Everest, Annapurna, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Langtang, Nar Phu Valley and beyond
  • Successfully led hundreds of trekking groups throughout his career span
  • Good command of English, Hindi, and Nepali Languages
  • Participated in many workshops on First Aid Training, High Altitude Risk, and Leadership Training
  • Clients' safety and satisfaction are his utmost priority

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 with over 9 years of experience leading trekkers through the Himalayan mountains. He has successfully led countless trekking groups in the popular trekking routes of Nepal. Over the past 9 years, he has led treks throughout Nepal, including popular routes like the Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley, Nar Phu Valley, Kanchenjunga and Gokyo Lakes. Admittedly, he is one of the favorite trekking guides of many clients and is highly respected for his outstanding service as a trekking leader. 

Hailing from the mountainous district of Gorkha, Shiva spent the early part of his career as a Mathematics Teacher. As a teenager, Shiva used to explore the trekking trails of his villages and also worked as a porter for trekking groups. Through his determination and hard work, he earned the trust and respect of the company he worked for and was given the opportunity to guide trekking groups on his own. Today, Shiva is one of the most sought-after trekking guides in Nepal, known for his hard work and unwavering commitment to serving his clients best. He has led to almost every trekking region of Nepal, from the popular Everest Base Camp trek to the lesser-known treks in Dolpa and Mustang regions. 

He is trained personnel in 'Advance Wilderness First Aid Training' from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project (KEEP) in association with Nepal Tourism Board. He has also participated in a first-aid training workshop. Shiva has also received a certificate in eco-tourism and wilderness first-aid from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project). Furthermore, he has also completed several significant training including English Language Course, First Aid Training, Photography Training, and skill development training programs. 

Shiva takes a keen interest in the safety of his clients and ensures that his clients have everything they need for a successful and enjoyable trek. He goes above and beyond when it comes to leading the group. No doubt, he is passionate about his work as a trekking guide. His English is good and he is proactive and friendly. He takes great pride in his work as a guide and considers it a privilege to be able to introduce people from around the world to the wonders of Nepal's mountains. His experience and expertise make him the best guide for you to embark on an adventure to the Himalayas.

Recent Trip Reviews For Shiva Bhatta

Travel experiences of our clients who travelled with Shiva Bhatta .

Based on 17 reviews
Very good

Bobby Jordan
flagsUnited States of America
Aug 22, 2022
ABC trek was amazing, very challenging but doable. Particular shout out to our leader Shiva who kept us all safe and informed. He was extremely helpful, and assisted me with where to walk on difficult terrain and gave clear information about or itinerary. Our porters Ram and Kumar. Kumar helped ensure our belongings were safe when being used in the common room and was always talking to us, as was Ram who attended meetings. All the porters were friendly and it was a pleasure meeting everyone.
Finlay Lewis
flagsUnited States of America
Aug 22, 2022
Annapurna base camp trek
This trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. The ascends might be difficult, make you regret your life choices and question your fitness, but after you take a breath and sit for a moment, you'll find you can do this. Our guide Shiva always made sure we were safe and happy even when the monsoon rain events were testing our patience and will power. Weather wise, most days were clouded over while we walked to the next destination but without fail, every morning on the lead up to ABC we had clear skies and panoramic views of all the mountains. We had the best time doing trek. I want to recommend Third rock Adventures for any treks in Nepal.
Joshua Lewis
flagsUnited States of America
Aug 20, 2022
Amazing Annapurna Trek.
Wow, We had an amazing trek. This is one of our favorite experiences ever!. Shiva, our guide was a great guy with knowledge of everything; he very was informative and very responsive in the weeks prior to the trek, helping us ensure we had all that we needed. I would highly recommend Shiva as a guide for trekking in Nepal-- his experience brought a calm assurance as we ascended (and descended!) as well as amazing stories. This trek was not an easy feat, but he helped us every step of the way, and we are grateful to have had him as our guide! I would 100% recommend Shiva as your guide and Third Rock for any adventure to Nepal Himalaya. You will be in great hands, and have a marvelous time!
Pak Hei Shum
flagsHong Kong, China
Jun 15, 2022
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with friends
Our travel history is long , but this was the very first time that we felt like real guest to someone. Third Rock Adventures and team did their best to keep us happy and satisfied during our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Our guide Dol warmly welcomed us at the airport on the day we came to Kathmandu & made us comfortable throughout the trip. During the 11-day ABC trekking tour, Dol took care of us very carefully. Even when we felt sick, he went to the kitchen & cooked rice porridge with chicken in Vietnamese style which saved us on the last days of the tour. We really appreciate what he’s done for us. We will come back for other trips in Nepal and use the same company for good.
Evan Bell
flagsUnited States of America
May 29, 2022
EBC trek 2022
Shiva did a great job by taking us up to 5644m. We really enjoyed his company. He would ask us if we were okay every now and then. Hihgly recommended trekking guide from Third Rock Adventrues
Best Destination
Isla Lewis
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 15, 2022
Beautiful journey through Manaslu Circuit
My boyfriend and I booked our Manaslu circuit trek through Third Rock and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Our guide Shiva was not only super professional and courteous but also fun and always in good spirits. We loved to travel the rugged trail and remote village. We met many local people and beautiful children who would greet us NAMASTe with their hand gesture. We were so moved by the kind and warm welcome of Nepali family. I cannot recommend THird Rock Adventures enough.
Mason Roberts
Mar 15, 2022
Great Trek
We complted the amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek. I strongly recommend it to everyone who loves less-crowded trail. So many beautiful sceneries. You start the trek in the jungle and you end up in the Himalayas.My guide Shiva was a great guy. Third Rock Adventures's website is full of information about treks and things to do in Kathmandu. Naba handled our queries professionally. I had confidence in booking this trip after having talk with Naba. I want to recommend this company to everyone who wants to enjoy the best trek experience in Nepal.
Charles Henderson
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 26, 2021
Mustang Tour
Everything worked out as planned!!! After 7 days spent in Nepal, safely guided by Shiva from Third Rock Adventures, we got back. All the time we were enjoying to the fullest. We were in the Mustang region during the rice harvest season. The value is very good and the service was outstanding. Naba, the director, is great and the team we had on the tour was terrific - very attentive and friendly. I'll be using Third Rock Adventures again when I eventually get back to Nepal.
Jenson Murray
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 22, 2021
Great Upper Mustang Tour
Drove to Lo Manthang, explored it, visited Muktinath, and admired the beauty of Upper Mustang in just 7 days. The itinerary is the Upper Mustang Overland tour offered by Third Rock Adventures. We visited Nepal to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, but due to some reason we did this tour and loved it. The guide was superb, even the jeep driver was a fantastic guy. We laughed the whole time, listened to Nepali songs, and most importantly swapped stories with the local.
Hunter Miller
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 04, 2020
Everest Base Camp Trek
I went with a group of 7 to Everest Base Camp with Third Rock Adventures. The experience was unforgettable and far exceeded my expectations. The trip itself was well planned out, even when we encountered a couple curve balls. The daily treks, lodging, meals, checks, etc. showed this group was knowledgeable and knew the best options. Never once did I doubt or worry about our safety and well-being. We were in great hands. What really made it special was our guides Shiva and Gopal. Their guidance and friendship made the trip special and one to never forget. I highly recommend Third Rock Adventures, the EBC trek, and Shiva and Gopal as guides - I would follow them on their next adventure without question!
Henry Curtis
flagsNew Zealand
Feb 17, 2020
Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal
Me and my wife booked Everest Base Camp Trek with Third Rock Adventures. We had a great time during trekking. It was well organized trip. Our Guide Shiva was very helpful and experienced. We feel very safe. Excellent service provide by Third Rock team. We would like highly recommend it
Recommended by Friend
It was our dream destination
Tea house stay, interaction with the locals
Logan Ryan
Jan 21, 2020
Adventure time to Everest Base Camp with friends
No holidays before was so special like we had one in the Himalayas this time. Me and my friends did this trip; Shiva was our guide. What an amazing trip. I cannot fault Shiva, he had a wealth of knowledge and local expertise. The tea houses were all appropriate and we felt that we had benefited from his knowledge. I have gained a great experience that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you again to Third Rock Adventures and my friendly team along the trip.
Masayu Megat
Nov 27, 2019
Everest Base Camp Trek, A worthy destination
Everest Base Camp Trek was the most memorable journey of my life and it was made possible by Third Rock Adventures and our ever so helpful guide Shiva. They were incredibly professional, efficient and their helpful guidance through the trip was very appreciated. Shiva went above and beyond to ensure a trip as safe as comfortable as possible even though we went during off season. We stayed in Nepal for a whole month and they organised every day of it perfectly to our comfort. 10/10.
Ethan Fuller
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 30, 2019
Tantalizing Three Passes Trek
This trek was thrilling and tantalizing trip for me. The Everest Region of Nepal is a trekker's paradise. Crossing three high passes in the Everest region - Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass is an adventure in itself. I did it. It was impossible without the guide (Shiva) of Third Rock Adventures and his attentiveness. He was always caring and active just to make sure everything was in place. I never had a doubt about him from day first to the day we were back in Kathmandu. He professionally handled all task and never made a tiny mistake. I have to admire his experience and proficiency. The trekking trail was pleasant enough to walk for hours- the backdrop of the Himalayas was awe-inspiring. The fellow trekkers were friendly and we enjoyed the companionship of everyone we met on the way. Everyone seemed to enjoy the trip just like me. The Operation Manager of Third Rock Adventures was amazing to talk with. His calm nature convinced me that this company is amazing. In addition to this, he briefed me every details of the trips, arranged a meeting with my guide and had a delicious cup of tea. I was so happy that I chose Third Rock just because of my contact with Naba. And soon realized that my guide was equally professional. The service was beyond imagination; I was placed in good hotels, great accommodation and meals and everything were superb just like I expected. I told the same thing to Naba and he assured me the same quality service for my future trips. And this leaves no room for me to choose some other travel agency and with my heart.
Miladin Angelova
Jul 27, 2019
Adventures trek to Upper Mustang
Our guide guided us on adventurous treks to the Tiji festival, from Jomsom to Lo Manthang. We stayed in interesting villages and guesthouse hotels along the way. Our hosts and our Nepalese porters were very helpful in carefully carrying our backpacks. We had magnificent mountains on every horizon, with amazing sunsets. Many western comforts were not always available, and communication with the outside world was limited, but this is due to the remoteness of the area. It was an experience we will never forget, and at a very reasonable cost. I would recommend the services from Third Rock Adventures and the trip to any trek or adventure lovers without hesitation.
Jermain Noor
Jun 07, 2019
Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang
My partner and I have just returned from the unique Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang, Nepal with one of the best local travel company Third Rock Adventures. We had used their service and completely satisfied as they provided a good service. Our guide Shiva and the porter were the most friendly and caring people I ever met in my life. We will not hesitate to use this company and its service again in our future trip to Nepal. Food was exceptional in the teahouses and the hot showers too! Shiva every time went out of his way to accommodate the unforeseen circumstances. Best services. Namaste
Bandon Dexter
flagsUnited States of America
May 22, 2018
Our Everest Base Camp Trekking
We had been planning a family vacation to Nepal for a very long time. Everything fell into place this April as my wife and I got a break from our busy work schedule. After checking with numerous travel agencies we chose Third Rock Adventures for their positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We booked the Kathmandu Heritage Tour and EBC Trek for a very good price. Our Kathmandu Day Tour was very insightful. Our guide Ishwor was quite knowledgeable and patient. He took us to places of historical interest not mentioned in the guidebooks and made our tour interesting by narrating the stories behind these sites. It was fascinating to visit temples and palaces that have been in existence for hundreds of years. Our Everest base Camp Trek was equally enjoyable. We were very well looked after by our guide Shiva on the trail. He was fun and friendly and looked after us like a protective mother-hen. So that we would not fall sick, he would check the food carefully before it was served and make sure that our drinking water was properly boiled and sterilized. Thanks to him we could make it to as high as the Everest Base camp and Kala Patthar without getting ill. We had a great trip, all thanks to the wonderful team at Third Rock Adventures. From our first day in Nepal to the day we departed, we were made to feel like honored guests. Thanks for a wonderful stay and a memorable vacation. We will surely be back and the next time too we will be traveling with Third Rock Adventures!! They deserve nothing less than five stars!!!
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