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Adventure Samsara - Our Team

 

Prem Thapa    (Founder - Adventure Samsara)

I have been in love with my profession since I finished high school. Being a guide has enabled me to see not only the beauty in the nature and faces but also in all the differences in the world.

Born: Padapur-1, Chitwan, inner Plains of Nepal, South-West of Kathmandu
Areas of Special Interest: Ethnic Culture, History, Wildlife, Art and Spirituality
Language: English
Academic qualification: Bachelors majoring in Cultural Trourism, MA in English Major (Critical Philosophy & Cultural Studies), currently working on M.Phil Research (Cultural Trauma), Tribhuvan University.
Travel: UK, France, Italy, and Thailand
Extra Courses: Nature and Wildlife Conservation by KMTNC 1995, Skiing-2000, Sustainable Tourism Course -1998, General Member of Bird Education Society, Chitwan
Hobbies: Travelling, reading, writing, birding, and playing my flute!

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Bishnu Thapa    (Alpine and Tropical Regions Guide)

I have been working as wildlife safari guide and birding guide since 1997, and as an alpine guide for the last three years. I find my work very fulfilling and enjoyable. Being guide, for me, is the best way to find the beauty in differences, for I meet people from various different cultural backgrounds, philosophies and languages. Guiding has greatly influenced my way of seeing the world in positive way.

Born: Padapur-1, Chitwan, inner Plains of Nepal, South-West of Kathmandu
Areas of Special Interest: Birding, Flora and Fauna of the Himalayas.
Academic qualification: High School Graduate
Language: English
Travel: Birding and Angling Tour in India for 3months-2003.
Extra Courses: Nature and Wildlife Conservation- 1099 by NTNC, BNP and WWF, Wilderness First Aid-2009 by NOLS. General Member of Bird Conservation Nepal.
Hobbies: Travelling, birding, reading and playing the guitar and flute.

 

Ramesh Kharel    (Trekking Guide and Tour Leader)

I began my trekking journey, first as a porter in 1997 and then a Sherpa. Since 2003 I have been a guide and tour leader. I really enjoy being a guide as it widens my horizons and the way I see the world through people from different countries.

Born: Birta Deurali, Bholung-7, Kavre, a hill district of Nepal, East of Kathmandu
Areas of special interest: Culture and Geography
Academic Qualifications: Bachelors in Sociology Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Language: English and German
Hobbies: Reading and learning more foreign Languages.

 

Shil Bahadur Tamang    (Alpinist, Trekking Camp Manager / Alpine Sherpa)

I have worn out many pairs of shoes and trekking boots on the Himalayan paths in earlier days carrying food and stuff and later onward managing trekking crews, so that you have your tea upon arriveal at the camp. I know the Himalayas by heart, not only because I have been working in them since 1995, but also because I was born under the shadow of Gaurishankar Himal. I have always felt that I was born to trek, serving you tea and seeing the smile in your faces before you say, "Thank You!"

Born: Dolakha, a mountain district of Nepal, North East of Kathamndu
Language: English
Hobbies: Folk song and dance.

 

Baburam Bhattarai    (Alpine guide)

Although I have been working in the tourism industry since 1996, I only started trekking in 2003. I have been realy enjoying the job and this has kept me going up and down the many Himalayas trekking routes!

Born: Thula-Pokhara, Arghakhanchi, a rural hill district of Nepal, West of Kathamndu
Language: English and Japanese
Travel: Japan and India
Hobbies: Travelling and reading.

 

Prem Gurung    (Alpine Guide, Sherpa, and Mount Kailash Tour Manager)

It is the matter delight for to be one of the members of the adventure samsara team, some of whom, I have been working with since 2002. I was born in the village where Annapurna circuit began and that's where I had my first contact with trekkers. Being a guide and trekking manager I have not only earned my living, moreover, the profession has afforded education for children. Trekking in the Himalayas has been a great source of inspiration and learning for me.

Born: Bharte VDC-7 Lamjung, West of Kathmandu and the district where Annapurna Circuit begins.
Areas of special interest: Alpine and Tibet Trekking & Tour
Language: English
Hobbies: Learning Languages.

 

Pasang Lorie Sherpa    (Alpine Guide)

My first experience of walking with trekkers was Gokyo to Gorakshep via Cho La (pass) in 2005. I have been attracted to the trekking ever since. Though my family's profession is trekking, mountaineering and agriculture, I did not become involved in trekking until after I graduated in Kathmandu (+2 levels). I grew up looking at Everest and other giant mountains, and I'm sure you will find many of my Himalayan stories interesting.

Born: Khumjung-3, Solukhumbu Valley
Areas of Special interest: Alpine geography and Sherpa Culture
Language: English and German
Academic Qualifications: +2 gradudate
Extra Course: German Language
Travel: Germany, 2009
Hobbies: Travelling

 

Chhak Maya Garbuja    (Alpine Guider)

I have been working as a Himalayan trekking guide since 2007 specialising in leading individual or groups of female trekkers. I enjoy the oppportunity trekking give me to exchange stories, learn about other languages and cultures and about the world outside Nepal in general.

Born: Born: Histan-6 Rima, Myagdi (north west of Pokhara)
Areas of special interest: Alpine Trek and Culture
Academic Qualifications: High school Graduate
Language: English and Korean
Hobbies: Rock Climbing

 

Hira Malla    (Alpine Guide)

I have been leading trekkers for past three years in the Himalayas of Nepal. I usually lead female trekkers. My job provides me an opportunity to learn more languages and about the world outside Nepal. I find trekking is one of the best ways to exchange stories with the people from other cultures and nationalities.

Born: Bahakot -3 Bhanjyang, Syangja (South of Pokhara)
Areas of special interest: Alpine Trek and Culture
Academic Qualifications: High school Graduate
Language: English and Korean
Hobbies: Rock Climbing