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 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 which is 35 km far from Kathmandu. when I was a young boy I would run up and down the mountains. Whether it was to get to school, to help the family 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, My Everest Trip. 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 Annapurna Langtang and Manaslu 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!