I’m Rajesh Kumar Tamang, founder, and chief experience officer of Responsible Adventures. First of all, call me Raj.
I may be biased, but I am one of the most knowledgable and experienced trekking guides for adventures throughout Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh, Sikkim, Darjeeling in India and Tibet. I’ve been leading tours throughout the Himalayas since 1988, and have developed an extensive knowledge of local traditions, cultures, religious life and have a tremendous amount of respect for the area. I’m an English-speaking guide, and I’m fluent in both Western and Himalayan culture. I love the place, and I love sharing my passion with the broader world.
I’m dedicated to sharing the culture and the environment with my clients, but I do it a little differently to how other trekking companies might. I create value-added experiences, I pay attention to my clients’ needs, and I want to leave them feeling them with beautiful memories of not only the mountains but the culture and the trek itself. This considered I have a high staff-to-client ratio, that makes sure your every need is met. I’m also a Wilderness First Responder, which means you will be safe on any journey with me.
Booking me is the closest you will have to concierge service in the Himalayas. You can book me personally as your trek leader for any trips listed on this website for an additional fee and, by doing so, you will receive the best in tour planning and the most exceptional trekking experience you can find anywhere on the planet – guaranteed! Book this unique service now for $500 per day, depending on your group size and the type of trip I will lead.
As the founder and CEO of Responsible Adventures, I am committed to – and actively practicing – Responsible Tourism. I firmly believe in Fair Trade’s principles, so it ensures a living wage for all my staff. I became the World Adventure Society Ambassador for Nepal in 2016.
Some things that set me apart from the rest.
Arranged a Tibetan wedding at Everest Base Camp in Tibet.
- Hosted a former Federal Tourism Minister and a few Ambassadors (the countries not disclosed out of respect for their privacy).
- Have introduced our clients to some outstanding adventure personalities of Nepal.
Taken the CEO of 3 S.E Asian nations for an international bank on a family trek in Nepal.
Taken the only person to have performed Indian Classical music at the official residence of the Presidents of India and The U.S.A on a helicopter tour to Everest base camp.
Liaison officer for the Royal Marines, Royal Navy Everest Expedition
Taken the Co-CEO of the largest translation company along with his 2 VPs on a helicopter tour of EBC
I am the first Ambassador in Asia for the World Adventure Society (WAS).
Setting a world record of the most number of Golf Tee-Offs above 5000 meters.
Operated the first trek to Mardi Himal and commercial tandem paraglide from High Camp on the Mardi Himal Trek from an altitude of 3566 meters.
- Took a founding member of a luxury tour company in New Zealand which has won multiple global awards (15 currently and counting) on The luxury Everest base camp trek in October 2019.
- I helped to make a world record for a 71-year-old Singaporean with three golf tee-offs above 5000 meters on the Everest base camp trek in December 2019. Read the article