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Our Team

Vision Adventure Nepal is composed of dedicated, honest and professional trekking guides based in Nepal. They are all duly licensed by the Nepal government, and have extensive experience and knowledge in the different trekking areas and regions in Nepal. All of them speak English to cater to our international clients.


Joyce van Rooij- Timalsina 

Mrs. van Rooij is a passionate yoga teacher, sociotherapist and a traveling traveler. Born in the Netherlands and always curious what it will bring if she crosses the Dutch border. Now located in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. She can share her passion here every day, now she works for Vision Adventure Nepal. Her flexibility, personality and thinking outside of the box are fully in line with the mission of the company. 

Joyce's graduated as a highly educated sociotherapist who worked in various branches of healthcare. Projectleader for development projects for the Out of Area Foundation in Bosnia, Gorgia and Nepal. And Joyce is a passionate Ashtanga  yogi. From 2017 she has visited many famous and unknown places in Nepal, with the backpack on her back for feeling of freedom. Trekking from East to West of Nepal, from a luxury to standard in the mountain, till the basis area's, she put this experience in here backpack. Standing between the mountains, on her yoga mat or to the next adventure, she can give light there. Now that she settles in Nepal, she likes to think along with travelers for their visit to this colorful and interesting country. To achieve what the individual guest is looking for, for the emotion what she/ he want to feel. 

Her yoga adventure; in 2018 she completed her Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training in India. Traveling she has taught beginners and experienced yoga students from different countries in Nepal, India, Bali and the Netherlands. She herself speaks of happiness is being able to take lessons with various inspiring teachers. Ken the Rolfer (KPJAYI level 2), Irena Bartolec (KPJAYI level 2) and Ellen Johanessen (KPAYI level 2). 


Arjun Prasad Timalsina

Mr. Timalsina was born in Panchkhal Valley in the district of Kavrepalanchok, 45 km southeast of Kathmandu. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University, he started his career in the tourism industry by working as an assistant guide for various trekking agencies.  He gradually upgraded himself as a professional trekking guide by completing trainings from different tourism organizations. He successfully passed a trekking guide course with a grade of 'A' from the Nepal Academy of Travel and Hospitality Management in Ravibhawan, Kathmandu. He is currently the head guide and Tour Operator of Vision Adventure Nepal, handling popular trekking routes in different regions such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kathmandu valley, Pokhara valley, Upper Mustang and more.

 

Ngawang Chhurim Sherpa (Chiring)

Mr. Sherpa was born in Patle village in the Okhaldhunga district. He started his career in the trekking industry when he was 18 years old after finishing his high school. After working for 3 years in the Everest region, he came to Kathmandu to explore the other trekking regions in Nepal. He then became a government-licensed trekking guide after passing a trekking guide course in the Nepal Academy of Travel and Hotel Management (NATHM) in 2013.  He has extensive knowledge of the Himalayas, as he was born and raised in this mountain region. He has done Everest trek more than 30 times. He has led many groups as a trekking guide in Everest, Langtang, Annapurna and Manaslu.

 

Sher Rai

Mr. Rai is 24 years young guy who grown up in hilly region of eastern Nepal in Solukhumbhu. He start to work as a Porter to carry bagpack of trekkers from 15 years  in his school holiday. After he finished his school  he came to Kathmandu city for studying. He can't keep his mind away from mountain. Then he take a trekking guide course from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in 2015. it's make him more easy to explore other trekking destination from Kathmandu. He is well know with Annapurna region, Everest region, Manaslu region, around Kathmandu valley, around Pokhara valley, Kanchanjunga region and Langtang region. He feel himself he was born to take the people to the himalayas with good care. He is flexible and kind with  people which helps to adjust with any clients and having fun in every trip.

 

Ratna Bahadur Thami

Mr. Thami was born and raised in Dolkha District, located in the foothills of Mt. Gaurishanker near Rolwaling valley. He was raisde in the hillside in farmer family. He walk everyday 1 hours to recah his school. A lots of trekkers pass through his village for Rolwaling trek. He start to work as a camping staff from his 18th. Then he came to kathmandu and start to explore langtang region, Annapurna region, Manaslu region, Everest region then he get a trekking guide course to be a guide which is his dream from his childhood. He work with diffrent company and collect a lots of knowledge. He is working with Vision Adventure Nepal from the starting. He take 7 years old girl to Annapurna Base camp with her mom on november 2019.

 

Saroj Simkhada

Mr. Simkhada was born and raised in Dhawa village in the Gorkha District, located in the foothills of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. He was raisde in the lap of the mountain and studied his high school in Prabhat Higher Secondary School. Since his childhood, he was already interested to work in the trekking industry that’s why he came to Kathmandu to start working for various trekking agencies. After 3 years of exploring different regions in Nepal, he became a government-licensed guide after passing a trekking guide course in the Nepal Academy of Travel and Hotel Management (NATHM). He has been to Tsum Valley-Manaslu trek more than 20 times. He has trekked in other different regions in Nepal such as Annapurna, Langtang, Kanchanjunga, Manaslu,and more.

 

Bhuwan Basnet

Mr. Basnet was born in Deu Mai municipality in Illam district, located in the eastern part of Nepal near Kanchanjuna, which is famous for its tea and organic cardamom farming. It is located in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga. After he finished his high school from Adarsha Higher Secondry School, he came to Kathmandu for further studies. He started to work in the trekking industry while finishing his bachelor’s degree in Science from the Mahendra Ratna Campus Tahachal in Kathmandu. He started as an assistant guide for 3 years, then became a government licensed trekking guide after passing a trekking guide course in the Nepal Academy of Travel and Hotel Management (NATHM). He has extensive knowledge of the mountains and is well-versed in English.