Trekking Guide

Mr. Nabaraj Thapa

A native of Gurkha, Nabaraj Thapa (Raj) is always dreamt of joining the tourism industry from a young age. To realize his dream he relocated to Kathmandu and worked hard to earn his trekking guide's license. Having grown up close to the mountains, Nabraj has local knowledge and skills to navigate safely through any natural hazard or difficulty along the trail.

Soft-spoken, dedicated, gentle, and a good organizer, Raj has been associated with Nepal Hiking Team since 2021.

Traveller Review

  • Wonderful ABC trek with NHT

    I joined the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek with Nepal Hiking Team and I had the perfect adventure. Right from when I landed to my last day, the company made sure every moment was packed with great service and care.

    Ganga, who directs the company, was a big help. He answered all my questions and made planning simple. He made sure everything was ready for me. This made the trip feel special from the beginning.

    Nabaraj, my guide, truly stood out. His knowledge and love for the mountains made each day exciting. Suren, our porter, was also crucial. His effort ensured we could enjoy our walk through the Annapurna region without any worries.

    The team took care of all the details. They picked great places to stay and eat. This made the journey smooth and comfortable.

    In short, my trek with the Nepal Hiking Team was amazing. Nabaraj and Suren, along with Ganga's planning, made it a trip to remember. I'd tell anyone wanting to see Nepal's beautiful mountains to choose this team.

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    Mr. Alex
    US   |   20th Mar 2024
  • Fantastic Trek, Wonderful Service

    My wife and I just completed a ten day trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek under the care and attention of the Nepal Hiking Team and couldn’t be happier with the service they provided.
    From the airport pickup in Kathmandu at the start and all along our program, which included a short stay in Chitwan, and then on to our trek, things went smoothly, exactly as planned. Communication was good, timely, accurate and reassuring.

    On the trail, our guide Navaraj (Raj) Thapa and porter Surendra were constant companions that quickly became friends. They greatly enhanced our trip. Without them we would have been lost.
    Raj was knowledgeable of sites along the way, the route, and operators at the various guesthouses where we stayed. The second day into the trek I was having trouble with the high altitude, was out of breath, Raj noticed, and took my backpack and carried it the remainder of the day. That act was a trek saver. Thankfully the next few days we walked through lower elevations and I adjusted and carried my pack the rest of the trip.

    Both Raj and Suren were always cheerful, attentive, and took care of every and any need we had. We thank Nepal Hiking Team for providing such capable people to accompany us on our journey.
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    Mrs. Jane
    CA   |   31st Mar 2024
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek with Raj

    I've just returned from the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Nepal Hiking Team, and it was an incredible journey! For years, I've dreamed of trekking through the stunning landscapes of Nepal, and I couldn't have chosen a better partner than Nepal Hiking Team. They provided all the essential information I needed and patiently answered every one of my questions.

    A heartfelt thank you to my guide, Navaraj, and my porter, Bishal, who took exceptional care of us throughout the trek and made this experience profoundly special for me. Navaraj is a true professional; he shared countless fascinating details about the mountains and the culture of Nepal.

    I'm already nostalgic for the trip and eagerly looking forward to booking my next adventure with Nepal Hiking Team. If you're seeking an unforgettable trekking experience, I highly recommend them! They will fill your journey with heartwarming moments and breathtaking sights that you will cherish forever.

    Nadia at Thorangla Pass

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    Ms. Nadia
    DK   |   25th Apr 2024
  • An absolutely unforgettable journey with an incredible guide

    An absolutely unforgettable journey with an incredible guide - we loved it!

    My girlfriend and I chose the Everest Base Camp Trek Short with Nepal Hiking Team and adored every bit of it! Their glowing reviews and being a locally-owned company initially drew us in.

    From the very start, Ganga from the team was wonderfully responsive to all our inquiries, and the airport pick-up service was a great touch.

    Our small group size of three was just perfect! We met our guide, Rajkumar Adhikari—Raj, the next day, who turned out to be the best guide we could have asked for!

    Raj was incredibly attentive, always ensuring our accommodations were spotless, preparing fresh fruit each evening, and regularly checking our oxygen levels. His presence from breakfast till after dinner, always with a warm smile, made us feel so cared for.

    Even when minor ailments cropped up, Raj was ready with a remedy. We highly recommend him and are eager for more adventures with him.

    Our porters, Bishnu and Madan, were also exceptionally kind and helpful, making our experience a true team effort. The warmth of the Nepalese people is just remarkable!

    As for the trek itself, the Himalayas are beyond comparison. The stunning beauty and the challenge of high-altitude hiking make it an extraordinary experience.

    We couldn’t be happier with our adventure and encourage everyone to opt for the Nepal Hiking Team. We hope to return soon!


    Stef at base Camp

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    Mr. Stef
    NL   |   11th May 2024