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Rishi Ram Bhantana
  • A veteran trekker with more than 2 decades of experience
  • A certified trekking guide by the Government of Nepal
  • Trekked to all prominent regions of Nepal: Everest, Annapurna, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Langtang, and beyond
  • Good command of English, Hindi, and Nepali Languages
  • Clients' safety and satisfaction are his utmost priority
  • Successfully led hundreds of trekking groups throughout his career span
  • Participated in many workshops on First Aid Training, High Altitude Risk, and Leadership Training
  • Led trekking groups to the foothills of Mount Kailash in Tibet 
  • Led trekking groups to various pilgrimage sites like Damodar Kunda, Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath, Gosaikunda Lake, and Lake Mansarovar

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 feedback and reviews. His friendly demeanor and bright smile are praiseworthy. 

Born and brought up in the Gorkha district, traversing rugged trails and climbing hills carrying considerable weight was the daily grind for Rishi. He would joyfully cover several kilometers every day and explore the trails with great interest. His undying passion for travel escalated with time, and nothing changed in the ensuing years. He joined the travel industry as a porter and introduced himself to the tourism arena. Over the years, Rishi honed his communication skills, organization skills, and storytelling ability and established himself as an enthusiastic trekking guide. It was in 1998 that he officially started working as a trekking guide. And today, after 2 decades, Rishi is undoubtedly a notable and acclaimed trekking guide.

In a career spanning more than two decades, Rishi has trekked hundreds of times in the popular trekking routes of Nepal. He has successfully led trekking groups, from a small group to a large group of 43 trekkers. His significant achievement includes trekking to the Everest region over 200 times, the Annapurna region over 100 times, and the Langtang region more than 100 times. Additionally, Rishi has also trekked to the Mustang region, Manaslu region, and Dolpo region. His list of achievements also includes Everest Base Camp from Tibet. Beyond Nepal, Rishi also leads groups to Mount Kailash of Tibet. He has accompanied hundreds of trekkers from the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, and several others.

He is a certified trekking guide from the Government of Nepal. He is trained personnel in 'Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training' from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project (KEEP) in association with Nepal Tourism Board. He completed 'High Altitude Risk and Leadership Training' in 2015 and participated in 'First Aid Training' conducted by CIWEC Hospital in 2019. Furthermore, he has also completed several significant training including English Language Course, First Aid Training, Photography Training, and skill development training programs. 

His vast field knowledge and decades of experience make him a certified expert in trekking in Nepal. The safety of clients is his utmost priority, and his prudence is indeed an admirable quality. He speaks good English and is attentive and proactive. Most importantly, he is a simple and cheerful guy who loves to travel.

Recent Trip Reviews For Rishi Ram Bhantana

Travel experiences of our clients who travelled with Rishi Ram Bhantana .

Based on 18 reviews
Very good

Ben Dean
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Apr 06, 2023
Mulda Trek with Rishi
5-star for Rishi. He is an amazing guide with friendly demeanor. I love how he manage room, food and other service beforehand. I got to know that he has trekked Poon Hill for more than 20 times. That was an undeclared bonus for me. We had great sunrise from Poon Hill and beautiful mountains from Muldai viewpoint. IN Kathmandu, I had best dal-bhat ever.
Tommy Holmes
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Apr 06, 2023
Muldai View Point and Poon Hill Trek
Rishi did great job and I am hugely thankful to him for his service. He was not just a guide but also a friend for the whole time. Luckily, it rained for only a day and next day it was clear as crystal. We had best view from Poon Hill and Muldai hill. It was a successful adventure.
Lola Poole
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Oct 14, 2022
Best Trek
Third Rock Adventures organized this trek without any problems and I enjoyed to the fullest. My trekking guide Rishi was the perfect company for this adventure. He is encouraging and professional. Although he has big belly, he outrun me everytime. Everything was great.
Ariana Larson
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Oct 08, 2022
Upper Mustang Trek- Finally Did It!
After planning for two years, I finally did it. I realized that I wasted my energy into planning; had I talked with Naba, it would have been a lot easier for me to plan and prepare. Naba was so friendly and helpful from the first day. He called me back for further questioning and planning for the trek. He ensured about my health, experience and fitness. Glad that I did this trek with his company. My guide was way too experienced. He seemed unfit with his big belly but I was surprised that he could walk so consistently and his energy level. Rishi is now friend with me and he often recommends me for the next trek. I am planning to do Annapurna circuit in a year or two.. I will again go with Rishi.
Good Value
Maxwell Kane
Oct 07, 2022
Best Short trek
Naba organized us this trek and we are here to write review of what we experienced and their service. Third Rock Adventures is a local company that aims to deliver finest travel services to travelers. I read their blog and somehow got to contact Naba,. He called me and we had great talk revolvbing around the trek i WAS interested in., He is professional and knows everythign and I realize I was in safe hand. I initially inquired for Mardi Trek but settled for this itinerary. The trekking guide is highly professional as well, who manage everything for the fullest satisfaction. I was impressed by the job of my guide, Rishi. He was friendly and astute. I must say that this trek is great because of him. On our way back, I again met with Naba and he will soon organize another trek in Nepal for me. My 5-star review for Naba and Rishi.
Magnus Lagerfeld
Sep 20, 2022
5-star trek
My girlfriend and I completed the 11 days Annapurna Base Camp trek in early July 2022 and we had just the best time. From the moment we sent our first enquiry to Naba's Wahtsapp we knew we were in safe hands as he answered all our questions quickly and fully. From that moment on we were well looked after. They also came to our hotel to talk us through the itinerary and lent us sleeping bags and a waterproof duffel bag for the trek. Naba's team arranged everything for us: transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara, permits, food, accommodation and they even let us change our return date so we were able to spend some extra time exploring Pokhara Our guide Rishi was very kind, knowledgeable and friendly. The trek is undoubtedly the best adventure we ever had.
Izabelle Jarvis
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May 13, 2022
Amazing Adventure
Naba and his did an amazing job with my Manaslu trek in Nepal. Naba was always very responsive and easy to work with, and had everything professionally arranged for me when I arrived in Kathmandu. I was very impressed with our guide Rishi, and our porters Kaji. The whole team was very friendly, and just fun to be around. Highly recommended team to organize your manaslu trek!
Raiden Kennedy
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Apr 24, 2022
Great Trek
Everything was absolutely amazing. Much more than I could expect. We are still not believing about all we have seen and done in Nepal. Nepal is truly a beautiful country, heaven for trekkers and travelers. The landscape, the villages, the people, the food, the stunning mountains, everything is beautiful. Our trekking guide Rishi was very kind, helpful, he gave us many information about culture and nature. He's been much more than a guide. Third Rock Adventures organized in the best way possible. In such remote places with few teahouses, they offered us the best available room and delicious dalbhat. Great trek and great fun.
Carleigh Bray
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Apr 14, 2022
Beautiful Journey
Rishi is a fantastic guide. I have been to ABC, and Langtang with him. And this time, I am doing this panorama trek under his recommendation. He is full of energy and attentive. That's what matters the most for clients. He would manage everything beforehand and let us enjoy it to the fullest. We had the best time with Rishi and this trek is just amazing.
Best Destination
Matthew Ross
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Apr 09, 2022
Manaslu Trek
Having done 3 major treks in Nepal, I opted to do this trek with Third Rock Again because I trusted them with local guides. This time I trekked with Rishi, a finest man for trek in Nepal. Hoenstly speaking, I suggest this trek only for experienced trekkers. It is a bit challenging trek, takes you to remote and less-walked route. And make sure to go with experienced guide like Rishi who can manage everything in the moutain for you.
Kennedi Rollins
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Mar 25, 2022
Thorong La Pass Trek
It was a great adventure with Rishi. We trekked all the way to Muktinath, crossing Thorong La Pass, and returned by helicopter. All the service was really more than we expected. They made sure all the time that we were enjoying ourselves. Hihgly recommended company.
Eduard James
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 14, 2022
Manaslu Circuit.
Our first trek with Third Rock Adventures was amazing. Rishi is the best guide you can have, he would explain everything you see. He played cards with us in the evenings. The trek was amazing as well, it was one of the best experiences so far. I will definitely be back. For the mountains, the people, the culture. And I will choose Third Rock Adventures again.
Renata López
Apr 18, 2021
EBC classic
My cousin wanted to do the EBC trek from Phaplu so we did this trek with Rishi, our wonderful guide for the trek. He was expert in what he does. He knows every corners for the trek and had good connection with local. We didn't have to worry about food or room. He ensured we had the best food and room throughout the trek. It was completely amazing experience.
Ewan Scott
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Sep 07, 2020
Wonderful Experience
We did TSUM VALLEY TREK with Third Rock Adventures. Our guide Rishi was an amazing person to deal with. He was too experienced for this trek. He knew every little detail and could decide instantly. My brother had a small injury, and his decision for taking rest and medical assistance was prompt. He was friendly and astute. Every day, we experienced new things, met new people, and enjoyed the warm hospitality. It was a great trek and a wonderful experience.
My brother insisted on this. But enjoyed the trek alot.
Kamran Madani
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Mar 20, 2020
Very beautiful trekking journey to ABC
At first i would admire the beauty of nature and trail itself which really satisfied me. Services provided by Third Rock Adventures is excellent. Our guide Rishi provided comprehensive information on the trek details prior to arrival at Kathmandu. The guide, and his team did an excellent job in leading the way from Pokhara onwards till Annapurna Base Camp, and back to Pokhara. They also allow flexibility in terms of changing the checkpoints of our trekking plan based on our hiking pace, as well as ensuring our trekking experience is safe given the icy and snowy trek on the way to ABC.
Albert Berger
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Mar 04, 2020
Best Trek Ever
Recently did my best ever trek to Everest Base Camp. Never thought that this trek to EBC will give me so much of memories. I with my best friends planned it since 2016 and finally did it. We did thorough research before we could trust some random company. What mattered to us was the client's satisfactory and their review and luckily we got to contact Naba from Third Rock Adventures. He had extensive knowledge of treks and tours in the Himalayas of Nepal and we could not simply let it go, so booked with him. Just before a week to our flight to Nepal, Naba personally called me and consulted the practices and gears for the trek. He also let me talk with my trekking leader and that really was professional. When we were in Kathmandu, we had nice talk and pre-trekking meeting. We shopped whatever was needed in Thamel. The time was perfect, weather was lovely, had an opportunity to meet with Sherpas in Namche. I always admired their strength in the Himalayas. Got nice photographs of the himalayas and Sherpas. Our guide Rishi was firm and friendly. He pre-managed everything and had us enjoy the trek to the fullest. No altitude problem- thanks to the itinerary that included 2-days acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche. We had ample time to hike and get going with Himalayan lifestyle. Our meal was great, loved DAL BHAT and the hospitality of Nepali people. When we were back after our successful trek, we had FAREWELL DINNER. This was a great treat for us. Our words here may not be able to justify the service offered by Third Rock. We want to thank them from the core of our heart for such wonderful service.
Anuman Saelim
Feb 14, 2020
Our journey from Thailand to the Annapurna Base Camp
We were in a group of 6 friends willing to travel to Nepal and we decide to go ABC trek one year ago. At the same time we found Third Rock Adventures and since the very beginning the company member has always been very responsive to our emails. We have excellent guide Rishi and was perfect. He shared his deep knowledge of the culture,lifestyles, mountains and other things of the Nepal. He always ready to help and never invading. A real pleasure I could write a lot on this beautiful ABC trek.
I can say that we recommend this agency without any doubt. Thanks again to the whole team.
Josef Khatib
Jun 25, 2019
The best trekking company with great service
Our main reason for traveling Nepal was to visit the Tiji festival in upper Mustang . We have booked a tour with Third Rock Adventures for 25 days including Pokhara and Lumbini tour Lo-manthang was the main attraction of this trip as the Tiji festival took place, also trek to Muktinath and tours around Pokhara and Kathmandu. The idea was that from the moment we land in Nepal until we left, someone will take care of us. I must say that this company with its founder Naba fulfilled all its commitments and assigned us a wonderful guide Rishi and a very nice porter. We were very happy and satisfied. I must conclude that the company is highly recommended as you get more attention and the service is better accordingly.
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