Our Team

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Resham Rijal (Ray)

Founder, Leader, Planner & Host

Resham’s (Ray) journey through the rugged trails and majestic peaks of the Nepali mountains is a testament to his enduring passion for adventure, his deep connection with nature, and his unwavering commitment to sharing the beauty of his homeland with others. Born and raised in a small village nestled amidst the Himalayas, Resham’s fascination with the mountains began at an early age.

As a young man, Resham started his career as a porter, carrying heavy loads of trekkers through challenging terrain with grace and determination. Despite the physical demands of the job, Resham found solace in the mountains, drawing inspiration from their towering heights and serene beauty.

Driven by a desire to learn more about the mountains he called home, Resham embarked on a journey to become a trekking guide. With each expedition, he honed his skills in navigation, leadership, and mountain safety, earning the trust and respect of both his clients and his fellow guides.

With years of experience under his belt, Resham’s passion for adventure only grew stronger. He expanded his expertise to become a tour guide, leading travelers on cultural explorations through the rich tapestry of Nepal’s history, traditions, and vibrant communities.

Yet, Resham’s thirst for knowledge was insatiable. Despite the challenges of balancing work and education, he pursued a master’s degree, delving deeper into the complexities of environmental science and sustainable tourism practices. His academic pursuits enriched his understanding of the delicate balance between human activity and the natural world, instilling in him a profound sense of responsibility as a steward of the mountains.

Now, with 17 years of experience as a seasoned guide and a wealth of knowledge acquired through his studies, Resham has embarked on a new chapter in his journey. Fueled by a vision to create unforgettable experiences for travelers while preserving the pristine beauty of Nepal’s mountains, he has founded his own trekking company, “Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd.”

Resham’s company stands as a testament to his enduring dedication to his craft and his unwavering commitment to excellence. With a team of experienced guides, a deep respect for nature, and a genuine love for his homeland, Resham invites adventurers from around the world to discover the magic of the Nepali mountains, one unforgettable journey at a time.

 

Sanjaya Nepal

Sanjaya Nepal

Co-founder

Sanjaya Nepal, co-founder of Happy Mountain Nepal, brings a wealth of experience from diverse fields including trekking, tourism, photography, aviation, hospitality, and real estate. With a deep-rooted belief in providing “Authentic Comfort,” Sanjay’s journey reflects a commitment to excellence and genuine warmth in every aspect of the company’s endeavors. His multifaceted background enriches the traveler’s experience, ensuring that each adventure with Happy Mountain Nepal is both authentic and comfortable. Whether navigating the trails of the Himalayas or capturing breathtaking moments through the lens, Sanjay’s dedication to quality and authenticity shines through, making every journey a memorable and enriching experience for adventurers exploring the heart of Nepal’s pristine landscapes.

Laxmi Nepal

Laxmi Nepal

General Manager

General Manager of Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd, epitomizes hard work, dedication, and a wealth of experience in managing tourism institutions. With a master’s degree in Management, Laxmi brings a deep understanding of organizational dynamics and strategic planning to her role.
Her previous experience in managing tourism institutions has honed her skills in operations, customer service, and team leadership. Laxmi’s unwavering commitment to excellence ensures that every aspect of HMN operations is executed with precision and care.
With her astute management abilities, Laxmi oversees the day-to-day functioning of the company, ensuring seamless coordination and exceptional service for travelers. Her passion for the tourism industry and her tireless work ethic drive her to constantly innovate and elevate the customer experience.
Under Laxmi’s guidance, HMN continues to set new standards of excellence in the travel industry, offering travelers unforgettable journeys infused with warmth, professionalism, and a deep appreciation for Nepal’s natural beauty.

Sarala Pokharel

Sarala Pokharel

Accountant

Sarala Pokharel, hailing from the lap of Gaurishankar Mountain near Mt. Everest, brings a unique perspective to her role as an Accountant at Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd. Raised amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, Sarala’s connection to nature is reflected in her meticulous approach to financial management.
With a keen eye for detail, Sarala adeptly collects, analyzes, records, and reports the financial data of the company. Her thorough understanding of accounting principles and procedures ensures the accuracy and integrity of the company’s financial records.
Sarala’s upbringing in the shadow of Everest instills in her a sense of resilience and determination, qualities that are invaluable in navigating the intricacies of financial management. Her commitment to excellence and her unwavering dedication to her craft make her an indispensable asset to the HMN team.
With Sarala’s expertise at the helm, the financial operations of HMN are in capable hands, allowing the company to focus on providing unforgettable adventures and unparalleled experiences amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal.

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Santosh Rijal

Chinese/English Guide

Santosh Rijal distinguishes himself as a seasoned trekking guide fluent in both English and Chinese, boasting over eight years of mountain experience in Nepal. His multilingual proficiency serves as a valuable asset, fostering seamless communication and cultural exchange among diverse groups of trekkers. Santosh’s adeptness in English and Chinese not only facilitates deeper engagement but also enriches the trekking experience by bridging linguistic barriers and sharing Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
His extensive mountain expertise ensures the safety and comfort of trekkers throughout their journey, enhancing their exploration of Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes. His commitment to delivering exceptional service and fostering meaningful connections has earned him a reputation as a trusted guide among adventurers. With him, trekkers embark not only on a physical journey through stunning terrain but also on a linguistic and cultural adventure, enriched by His passion for sharing the wonders of Nepal with the world.

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Hari Adhikari

Trekking Leader

Mr. Hari is a seasoned trekking guide with over two decades of experience navigating the mighty Himalayas, earning accolades for his exceptional service from countless clients. His extensive expertise and deep understanding of the terrain make him a trusted companion for adventurers seeking unforgettable journeys amidst Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, He has honed his skills in guiding trekkers through some of the world’s most challenging and awe-inspiring trails. His profound knowledge of the Himalayan region allows him to provide invaluable insights into local customs, traditions, and natural wonders, enriching the trekking experience for his clients.

Hari’s commitment to safety, professionalism, and client satisfaction has garnered him a stellar reputation among trekkers from around the globe. His warm demeanor, unwavering dedication, and ability to tailor trips to meet the unique needs of each group ensure that every trek with him is not only memorable but also enriching on a personal level.

Whether leading adventurers to the base of towering peaks, through lush valleys, or along ancient trails, Hari’s passion for the mountains and his unwavering dedication to his craft shine through, leaving a lasting impression on all who journey with him.

 

Pravin Baniya

Pravin Baniya (Prav)

Tour Leader

Pravin is an exceptionally experienced tour (City) guide renowned for his profound understanding of Nepali culture, history, art, architecture, and the rich heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. With extensive knowledge and expertise, he offers invaluable insights into the region’s cultural tapestry, enabling visitors to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of Nepal’s diverse heritage. His expertise & professionalism makes him a trusted resource for tourists seeking to explore and understand the essence of Kathmandu’s vibrant past and present.

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Muktinath Nepal

Trekking Leader

Muktinath Nepal, a Trekking Guide at Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd, brings a wealth of knowledge about the mountains, culture and people of Nepal. With extensive experience leading treks to various destinations, Muktinath ensures excellent service delivery to our clients. Our slogan, “Authentic Comfort,” reflects our commitment to providing genuine and comfortable experiences amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Nepal.
His deep understanding of mountain terrain and local cultures enriches the journeys we offer, fostering meaningful connections with the environment and communities we encounter. With a focus on authenticity and comfort, we strive to create unforgettable adventures that resonate with our clients long after they’ve returned home.
With Muktinath as your guide, you can embark on transformative trekking experiences, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal’s mountains while enjoying the comfort and hospitality that define HMNs service.

Ashok Ghale

Ashok Ghale

Trekking Leader

Ashok, a native of Dhading(on the lap of Mt. Ganesh) embodies youthful energy and enthusiasm deeply rooted in his upbringing amidst Nepal’s natural beauty. His passion for trekking and outdoor adventures is matched only by his keen awareness of yoga, fitness, and the human body.

Raised amidst the rugged terrain of Dhading, Ashok’s connection with nature runs deep, fueling his adventurous spirit and igniting his love for trekking. His intimate knowledge of the local landscape and trails makes him a trusted guide for explorers seeking authentic experiences in the Nepali mountains.

Beyond his expertise in trekking, Ashok’s understanding of yoga, fitness, and the human body adds a unique dimension to his approach. He recognizes the importance of physical and mental well-being in the pursuit of outdoor adventures, integrating principles of yoga and fitness into his guiding philosophy.

With Ashok at the helm, adventurers can expect not only thrilling treks but also opportunities for holistic rejuvenation and self-discovery amidst Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes. His youthful energy, combined with a deep appreciation for the body and mind, ensures that every journey with him is both invigorating and transformative.

 

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Danielle Cameron & Tony Gerasimou

Australia Representative, Yogi, Yoga Instructor

Danielle Cameron, the Australia Representative for Happy Mountain Nepal, is a dedicated yogi who has embarked on numerous journeys to Nepal in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment and self-discovery. With a profound appreciation for the origins of yoga, meditation, and healing therapy rooted in the Himalayas, Danielle’s voyages have been marked by profound spiritual experiences and transformative encounters.

Immersing herself in the tranquil landscapes and ancient spiritual traditions of Nepal, Danielle has delved deep into the realms of meditation, yoga, and holistic healing practices. Her quest for inner harmony and spiritual growth has led her to explore the sacred sites and mystical energy vortexes scattered across the Himalayan terrain.

Together with her husband Tony, Danielle serves as a passionate advocate for sharing the transformative power of Nepal’s spiritual heritage with the world. Through their shared experiences and profound connections forged with the local communities, they inspire others to embark on their spiritual journeys to Nepal.

Encouraging travelers to delve into the rich tapestry of Nepal’s cultural heritage and diverse landscapes, Danielle and Tony offer a unique perspective on the profound interplay between spirituality and nature. They invite individuals to immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions, awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas, and spiritual sanctuaries that define Nepal’s cultural landscape.

As ambassadors for spiritual exploration and cultural exchange, Danielle and Tony’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Nepal’s spiritual legacy. Through their advocacy, they seek to ignite a sense of reverence for the sacred teachings and timeless wisdom that resonate throughout the Himalayan region, inviting travelers to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and spiritual renewal.

 

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David John Keegan

UK Representative

David John Keegan, the esteemed UK representative for Happy Mountain Nepal, embodies the spirit of adventure and cultural exploration amidst the majestic backdrop of the Nepal Himalayas. With a wealth of experience gained from multiple journeys to this breathtaking region, David’s passion for trekking and unraveling the intricacies of local cultures knows no bounds.

Immersed in the rugged terrain and vibrant communities of the Nepal Himalayas, Dave has developed a deep connection with the land and its people. His adventures have not only led him to conquer challenging trails but also to forge meaningful connections with the diverse communities nestled in the mountainous landscapes.

Fuelled by his unwavering enthusiasm for trekking, David’s explorations extend far beyond the physical boundaries of the Himalayas. His endeavors are driven by a genuine desire to delve into the heart of local cultures, understand their traditions, and celebrate their rich heritage.

As the UK representative for Happy Mountain Nepal, David’s journey has evolved from personal exploration to a mission of inspiration. Through his experiences, he endeavors to encourage others from around the globe to embark on their own Himalayan odyssey, discovering the beauty of remote landscapes and the warmth of indigenous cultures.

With David’s guidance and encouragement, the world is invited to traverse the lesser-known paths of the Himalayas, where every step is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring allure of adventure. His advocacy for exploration and cultural appreciation serves as a beacon of inspiration for all who seek to embark on transformative journeys amidst the towering peaks of Nepal’s Himalayas.