We are not simply river trips organizer, whitewater trips is not only our job but it’s our profession which we take very seriously.
Bidur Thapaliya: Director of WhiteWater Nepal (P.) Ltd. Professional raft guide, Safety Kayaker & Kayak Instructor
Bidur comes from Mechchhe village - 5, Kavre East of Nepal nearby Sun Koshi river. He has been kayaking and guiding for half of his life and has a wealth of experience of whitewater in many countries. He is at home on the rivers. He likes nothing more than taking his kayak and a group of enthusiastic participants to explore the unchartered whitewater of the hidden rivers of Nepal, he enjoys meeting adventure lovers from all over the world and sharing experience with them, never the less he loves showing first timers how unforgettable a few hours on the river can be and most rewarding thing for him in his profession – to see happy faces of people who enjoy time on the trips of his company “WhiteWater Nepal Pvt. Ltd.”
He finds himself in the office as much as on the river nowdays to make sure for your safe, fun and memorable trip on the Himalayan Rivers.
Bidur has started his rafting career in 1990. He has been organizing river trips on the rivers of Nepal since 1992. His idea is to be progressive: trying new crafts, exploring new rivers, learning and improving in all possible ways and all these with deepest dedication and respect to profession and the river.
An expert kayaker and professional raft guide, the owner’s of WhiteWater Nepal credentials are:
- 20 years of professional whitewater experience. 18 years in organizing and operating river trips in Nepal.
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Rajendra Thapaliya: Rafting guide, Safety Kayaker and Kayak instructor
Rajendra comes from Mechchhe, a small village east of Kathmandu. Rajendra was inspired by the example of his older brother Bidur Thapaliya. When he finished school he wanted to follow the steps of older brother Bidur and to be involved in adventure tourism, so in 1997 he started rafting with us! His great motivation of learning profession of raft guide brought its fruitful results: he has become a very good professional raft guide and kayak instructor.
Besides guiding, one of his favorite aspects of being a river guide is to cook up great meals for all the hungry crew members. He loves to laugh and he is frequently the entertainer of the group.
During monsoon season in Nepal he works as raft guide with our partner company - well known rafting company of Italy “River Land” (www.riverland.it), Rajendra guides on rivers in Italy, France, Slovenia.
There is another side of being professional whitewater specialist – many people want to have your picture on their website. So that you can see Rajendra’s pictures on some websites of rafting companies - No wonder!
Shom Bahadur BK: Raft guide
Som is from Chitwan, near Royal Chitwan National Park. He has been working with us for 7 years with 12 years guiding experience in Nepal. One of his many interests is of the local cultures of the country. He provides a wealth of information about the customs of the people that live along the rivers of Nepal. Being from Chitwan he is also very knowledgeable of the wildlife of Terai and other areas of Nepal. Som rows the supply raft on some of our longer trips as well. He is a raft guide in full meaning of this word: he insures your safe and exciting rafting brining you through great rapids, he gladly shares his deep knowledge of culture and nature of Nepal, he takes care of your comfort overnight staying setting the camp on the sandy bank of the river, he cooks delicious meals – he does his best for every group member to have safe, fun and memorable river trip with “WhiteWater Nepal (P.) Ltd.”. We are proud to have Som in our WhiteWater Team!
Right now Som is in the UAE. But we are waiting for him to be back to Nepal to work on the rivers in the coming season.
Maila Thakuri: Raft Guide
Maila comes from Trisuli River Valley, village call Khauti which is West of Kathmandu on the way to Pokhara and Chitwan National park.
Maila Thakuri is grown up next to classic river Trisuli. After finishing his high school education he has decided to continue his carier working on the river and be a professional raft guide. For Maila it was impossible just to look all these adventure passing by and not to try it, not to be involved in! That was a good motivation to become a successful raft guide.
Maila started to guide on various rivers of Nepal successfully since 1997. Before guiding a raft by himself he was learning for several season sitting on a side of senior raft guide's boat and learn how to command and handle the raft and pass through the intesne rapids... Learning by doing...That is the way to become a professional guide! Guiding the raft or handling the supply raft (oar boat) - Maila is great for all!
Maila has started to work with "WhiteWater Nepal" from end of 2006 and that and since then Maila is no just a Raft guide and also the leader of longer river expedition of Nepal.
He is fantastic professional guide, fanstastic person and moreover he is fantastic cook! So, come and enjoy's Maila's delicious meals on the sandy banks of the rivers!
Saroj Thapaliya: Safety Kayaker and Raft Guide
Saroj learnt the profession in our company and has been working with us since than. Saroj often provides the muscle power rowing the supply raft on the longer trips.
Saroj is an extremely patient rescue kayaker and enjoys meeting people from many different countries.
Ram Jee Kandel: Raft Guide
Ram Jee comes from Trisuli River Valley, village Khauti, which is 85km west of Katmandu on the way to Pokhara and Chitwan National park.
Ram Jee is grown up on the river bank of classic river Trisuli. Ram didn’t miss any chance to go on the river trip with senior raft guides from Trisuli valley in order to learn and to develop his skills whenever he had school holidays. Upon completing his high school he decided to build up his career in rafting field by working on the river and to become a professional raft guide.
Ram Jee started to guide in 1998 and since than he has been successfully guiding on various rivers of Nepal. Ram completed necessary training which is organized by Nepal Gov. for rafting guides.
Beside guiding on the rivers of Nepal, Ram has experience of guiding on the various rivers in India both by paddle raft and Oar raft.
Ram started to work with “WhiteWater Nepal Pvt. Ltd.” from January 1st 2007. He became a very good part of our whitewater team. Ram Jee is one of strong, friendly and hard working raft guide of “WhiteWater Nepal”.
Tak Man Rai: Safety Kayaker & Kayak Instructor, Trekking/Climbing/Canyoning Guide, Expedition Support Team
Tak Man comes from Everest Region, Solukhumbu district, Kanku V.D.C. 9. His main dream was to become good trekking guide and he has been putting lots of efforts for his dreams come true. He is a person of great dedication. And he is a real Guide by his natural characteristics. Everyone who goes on the trip with him gets amazed by the way Tak Man does his job! He is well trained cook for the company as well and he loves cooking delicious outdoor meals in camping trekking and rafting trips. He started to work with us in 2001 and since that time he has learned so much and developed a lot. He is unbelievably energetic person with great desire to learn as much as possible using every day of his life for development. He is a very good safety kayaker and nowdays learning to be a raft guide. And his skills are developing really fast! He is a hard worker and everything what he does – he does with great motivation, right attitude and 100% involvement. Tak Man's non-stop energy and charming personality has been keeping all of us amazed! He makes sure that all goes smoothly on the trip, he takes care of everything. Before you can think of something – he already does it for you! Tak Man is very friendly and positive person. We are very happy to have Takman in our WhiteWater Nepal Family!
Tak Man participated in sport river expedition on the Dudh Kosi (the steepest himalayan river) in October - November 2007, he participated in our latest expedition on Arun River (Upper Gorge) 2008 as well.
WhiteWater Support Team:
Ram is our senior trekking guide with many years of guiding most difficult treks and exploring remote areas. He has wealth of experience and tones of stories to share, most of the time Ram is up on the Mountains but whenever he is down to the valley he loves to join our rafting trips. He has been doing it for at list 10 years now. His positive attitude and smile is amazing! When he is doing his job he is very serious and responsible and with his nonstop energy and creative ideas he is a busy bee….but whenever he has a free minute he’ll not miss it and entertain everyone with stories and jokes.
You can often meet Ram in our rafting trips as safety cata member or see him at our beautiful Trisuli River Camping Center helping around and making sure for your comfortable and enjoyable time with us!