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Our Team

We are a group of adventurous Nepalese girls full of passion and dedication with years of experience and proud to introduce ourselves as the first ‘All Women All Skills‘ company in Nepal.

We also have an extensive network of experienced associates who work alongside us for larger groups or more arduous projects.

Anu Shrestha

Anu brings heaps of kayaking, rafting, canoeing, trekking and even basic mountaineering skills to Himalayan AdvAnu_sherpaenture Girls. She is strong, determined and first of her village in high school graduation. Initially she was afraid of water but her desire to learn overcame that fear and she soaked up all the essential skills required to be river and trekking guide like a sponge. Anu’s passion towards her professionalism can’t be matched.

In 2008 she met Himalayan Adventure Girls team and there is no turning back thereafter. She excelled her skills working as rafting, kayaking and canoeing guide in another company. The birth of her daughter forced her to take 2 and half years break but she returned with even more energy and passion towards Himalayan Adventure Girls and established herself as professional, experienced and excellent river trips and trekking guide. She is dedicated towards her profession and always looks forward create opportunity of women in adventurous sports. Anu is an incredible asset on any river trip and trekking around Himalayas.

Professional Guide as: Rafting, trekking, kayak instructor and basic mountaineering

Designation, training and certification: Trekking license, rafting license, White-water Rescue Training (WRT), First Aid (Red Cross), basic mountaineering, English language training, kayak slalom training (Expand and Extend)

Years of experience: since 2007

Rivers rafted: Sun Khosi, Karnali, Seti, BhoteKhosi and Trisuli

Trekking embarked on: Community trek, Annarpurna region, Langtang region and Everest region

Tours: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara and Palpa (Tansen)

Awards: Himalayan white water paddling festival champion freestyle, slalom, downriver race; Participant national wall climbing competition (lead); Participant in Women for Children cycle relay (2014)


Sita Thapa

Sita grew up in scenic lake city of Pokhara. Her aspiration of being Professional River rafting, kayaking and trekking sita_thapaguide was ignited since her childhood. She was paddling around Phewa Lake when she was 12 years old. Sita’s immense passion and eagerness towards these adventure activities inspired her along her team to initiate Nepal’s first women only Kayak club and creation of Himalayan Adventure Girls adventure company along an NGO Himalayan Adventure Nepali Girls, which focuses on training of women in Kayaking, rafting and other adventures.

Now with years of experience in white water rafting and kayaking adventures as licensed guide she has also gained training and skills required to be professional rock climber and licensed trekking guide.  She just likes meeting new people, exploring new places and sharing the fun with other adventure lovers.

Professional Guide as: Rafting, Trekking and Kayak instructor

Designation, training and certification: Rafting guide license, trekking license, Whitewater rescue training (WRT), First Aid (Red Cross), kayak slalom training (Expand and Extend)

Years of experience: since ____

Rivers rafted: Bhotekhosi, Sun Khosi, Seti, Trisuli, Kali Gandaki and Karnali

Trekking embarked on: Community trek, Annapurna region, Langtang region and Everest region

Tours: Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan

Further Training and Certificates:

River Guide and Kayaking Training, Far Away Adventures, Sweden & HURGAN National Open Lead Climbing Competition, 24-25, Dec, 2013 National Open Climbing Competition, NMA, 2012 National Open Climbing Competition, Nepal Himalayan Adventure Training Center, Balaju Licensed Trekking Guide Certificate Rescue 3 International First Aid Training

Awards won: Himalayan white-water paddling festival champion downriver race and freestyle competition (year); National rock climbing competition 3rd place leading and top rope (year); Participant in Women for Children cycle relay (2014)

 


Radha Tamang

Radha is another one of our awesome river trip guide with years of experience. Born in remote area of Nepal under radha_tamangfoothills of Himalayas, she has been through the real struggle in life. She has attended 45 days intensive kayak training programme to enhance her skills and with continuous support of her team, Radha gained experience and training opportunities in foreign countries like Thailand and Iceland too.

Radha also possesses international experience as white water rafting guide in other companies. With all these years of knowledge, experience and trainings, she is actively involved in providing training to create opportunities and break the rigid social rules. She believes if given opportunity and encouragement, there is nothing impossible for Nepalese women. She is a super competent raft guide and inspires confidence in all her crew.

More about Radha Tamang as featured on AQUARIUS magazine:

http://aquarius.ae/real-women/i-m-paving-the-way-for-equality-1.1262319

 


Kamala Magar

Originally from Sindhupalchowk district near Kathmandu, Kamala has excelled as river guide. She was 11 when she followed her passion towards adventurous activities and learned swimkamala_magarming and paddling. Soon she learned how to paddle, juggle and do circus tricks. She had to struggle for work in Kathmandu valley but she always wanted to follow her dreams and turn it into reality.

There was no turning back when she joined Himalayan Adventure Girls and became acquainted with Sita along some of the other members of the “ladies kayak club”. After the receiving training from Himalayan Adventure Girls, Kamala worked for a rafting company where she learned the skills of the trade and became a guide in training. With all her years of experience, Kamala joined the Himalayan Adventure Girls team to start the first all-women adventure guiding company.

Kamala is motivated by her will to learn and desire to gain new experiences. She has recently acquired her trekking guide license and is quickly developing her skills in that domain as well. Kamala is a very positive person with an easy laugh and who loves everything, but especially rivers, mountains and nature.

Professional Guide as: Rafting and trekking

Designation, training and certification: Trekking license, rafting license, White water Rescue Training (WRT), First Aid (Red Cross), kayak slalom course training (Expand and Extend) Years of experience: since 2008

Rivers rafted: Trisuli, Seti, Sun Khosi and BhoteKhosi

Trekking embarked on: Community trek, Annapurna region and Everest region

Tours: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan

Awards: Himalayan white-water paddling festival participant freestyle, slalom, downriver race; Participant national wall climbing competition (lead); Participant in Women for Children cycle relay (2014)