Our Team

Hike To Everest is first and foremost a team. The company founder, Puru Thapaliya grew up in the mountains and has been trekking since he was a child. With the mountains in his blood, he has made it his mission to share the magical effect the Himalayas has over him, with adventurers coming to Nepal, and has crafted the perfect team to make this possible.

Hike To Everest comprises some of the best peak climbing, biking, rafting, and trekking guides in the industry, who provide exemplary professional services to trekkers, ensuring their trips are both fun and safe. So you can be sure that whoever is leading your adventure will have a good attitude, sound knowledge of the respective area, and vast experience in adventure-based travel. However, it is not just our tour guides who make sure your trip is unforgettable. We also have a great team working to take care of you from the moment you arrive, providing you with any necessary help – from miss-placed luggage to finding the best nightspots – they’ve got it covered.

With this wonderful team, Hike To Everest has developed some of the most unique tours and experiences in the region, ensuring that whoever joins us will have a truly memorable experience. With access to sacred temples, mystical lakes, century-old traditions, the world’s highest peaks, and all the countries that they bless – each trip is undeniably special. And with a variety of lengths, prices, difficulty levels, and itineraries, we are confident that we have the right trip for you. So please browse our website, read our past travelers’ experiences, and see what we have on offer.

If our range of affordable treks has interested you but isn’t quite what you had in mind, then don’t worry – here at Hike To Everest you have the option to personalize your journey! Just let us know the personal twist we need to add, and together let’s make your dream trip a reality.

Puru Thapaliya  : MD/Founder

Mr. PuruMy 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 2006.

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!

Ratna Kumar Lama: Trekking Guide

Hello and Namaste. My name is Ratna Kumar Lama And I can’t wait to welcome you to Nepal. Working for Hike To Everest, showing our guests my beautiful country gives me the highest pleasure and I believe working with a great team is essential to give our guests a memorable trek.

I am a certified guide and have been working with Hike To Everest since 2010.  I have been guiding treks in all parts of Nepal. I was born in Kavre and the Himalayan blood runs in my veins. Every individual guest is something special and I will always make an extra effort to give our guests the best experience feeling safe and comfortable.