My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.
I have been working as a trekking guide for 13 years but my passion dates right back to my childhood. Born and raised in the Langtang region, the mountainous area of Nuwakot, from when I was a young boy I would run up and down the mountains. Whether it was to get to school, to help with farming, or to play with my friends, I don’t remember a time when the mountains weren’t my home.
I began my work in Nepal’s tourism industry as a porter – learning my talent and passion for working with visitors to our country. Then a few years later I completed my guide training and I started doing what I love best – I returned to the mountains. Still fueling my passion for working with travelers, I worked on a variety of trekking routes and tours across Nepal and other Trans-Himalayan destinations, such as Tibet, Bhutan, and India.
Then in 2006, I founded my own company, Hike To Everest. Using my skills with travelers and the mountains alike, I have created unique and eco-friendly trips, to give others the opportunity to experience the magical powers that Everest and the Himalayas have always had over me. I am proud of the team I have crafted and the excellent reputation that we have built together here in Kathmandu, and can’t wait to meet the next adventurers who choose to join us!