GUIDE PROFILE: Ram Timlasina, an Art Curator

Ram Timalsina is undoubtedly one of the skilled trek guide in Nepal. An art curator and self-proclaimed ambassador of the nation, Ram is equally dedicated and outgoing.

Ram Krishna Timalsina

Ram Krishna Timalsina


Full Name: Ram Krishna Timalsina
Birth: Khari, Dhading 1982
Career: Trek Guide
Expertise: Trekking, Sightseeing, Culture
Interests: Art curating and Traveling

Ram in Person

Ram came from the remote village of Khari in Dhading. He was excited to join the tourism industry since early age. He used to see tourists camping and enjoying at Thopo Khola in his hometown which left an everlasting impression on him. Luckily, he was referred as a porter by his relative working in the sector.

He recollects,

I was assigned as a porter for the trek in Annapurna Base Camp for a Singaporean group, and one of the guest gifted an English language book to me which proved crucial for me to learn and adapt English.

A hardworking person, he temporarily left his childhood passion to pursue career working as a staff in Subway in Bahrain back in 2005. However, he resumed his position in Nepal Vision Treks & Expedition after working 3 years in Bahrain.

He chose to get married immediately after returning from abroad. As luck favored him, he started guiding treks in Everest region, Annapurna, Upper Mustang and other regions of Nepal. He even tried his hands on guiding safari tours in Chitwan.

In one instance, Ram was guiding a trek to Thorong La Pass for an American tourist back in 2007. While descending, the tourist fainted because of altitude sickness. Ram, using his first aid skills, brought him  back to consciousness.The tourist in great awe thanked and blessed him for his kindness.

He loves to collect old artifacts and show them to his guests. An avid art curator, he dreams to establish a museum dedicated to his collected artifact in the future.

He proclaims,

Tourists should  come to Nepal  because it offers challenge to adventure seekers like nowhere else in the world.

On the field

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Aussie Couple Successfully Climb 2 Small Peaks in Nepal

An Aussie couple successfully climbed the popular trekking/small peaks in Nepal, Island peak 6,189 m (20,305 ft) & Mera peak 6,476 m (21,247 ft), back in 2010. Hailing from the highlands of Australia, Robert Gropel and Marisa Strydom undertook a ginormous task of climbing two small peaks in Nepal, which normally takes 27 days of continuous camping, trekking and climbing.

Dr. Robert Gropel is a veterinarian, while Marisa served as an academic in Finance at Monash University.

The trip to Mera & Island Peak via Amphu Laptsa starts from climbing the Island peak, followed by crossing the highest pass of the region, Amphu Laptsa Pass. Once you complete crossing the pass you again start climbing Mera peak.


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Poll concludes, Jerzy Kukuczka is the best mountaineer in the world!

Jerzy Kukuczka tops the poll of greatest mountaineers conducted recently.

Reinhold Messner topped out list of best climbers on our last study for his unequivocal feat of 14 Eight-Thousander, however, a recent poll conducted by us among our blog readers concludes Jerzy Kukuczka is the best among the greatest mountaineers in the world!

Jerzy Kukuczka

Poll Result!

The poll was conducted in our article about Reinhold Messner, which concludes as such;

Jerzy Kukuczka in person

Jerzy, a Polish national, became the second person in the history to summit all the fourteen Eight-Thousander after Reinhold Messner. A passionate alpine and high-altitude climber, Jerzy completed 3 of his summits in winter.

Kukuczka wth Andrzej Czok

Kukuczka wth fellow climber Andrzej Czok

He established a new route in K2, known as “Polish line,” which no one has ever dared to repeat. During his lifetime, he established 10 new routes and completed his Eight-Thousander feat within 8 years of time. If it weren’t for his intention to use bottled O2 during his summit to Mount Everest, he’d have been listed among those who dared climb all the Eight-Thousander without the support of artificial Oxygen.

Sadly, he was killed while attempting the South Face of Lhotse in Nepal on 24 October 1989.

He was leading a pitch at an altitude of about 8,200 meters on a 6 mm secondhand rope he had picked up in a market in Kathmandu (according to Ryszard Pawłowski, Kukuczka’s climbing partner on the tragic day, the main single rope used by the team was too jammed to be used and the climbers decided to use transport rope instead), the cord either was cut or snapped from a fall, plunging Kukuczka to his death.

List of Greatest Mountaineers

The list of 10 best mountaineers sorted by us in an ascending order.

Have Your Say on the Tragic Event at Annapurna Circuit

A major snowstorm hit the northwestern region of Nepal on Tuesday, Oct 14, entrapping 100s of trekkers while killing more than 40 innocent souls. The cause of the massive snowstorm was the Cyclone Hudhud which originated from North Indian Ocean and passed northeastward crossing Nepal to china.

The event shook the whole world and left the Travel industry concerned! Many of those who survived were left in no condition to share their tragedy. Other who died could never retell their story.

Despite, the Nepalese government’s clarification on the event, most of us are still dissatisfied with what took place or could take place in the future.

Nepal Army rescuing trekkers in distress at Annapurna Circuit

Nepal Army rescuing trekkers in distress at Annapurna Circuit

Here is the chance to post your response on what happened on October 14 at Annapurna Circuit and what could happen in the future if proper steps aren’t considered.


Have Your Say

The Response-box is open for the trekkers who survived the tragedy; who were on entirely different trail and those who have read the news. We’ll publish your responses on Sunday, November 9 2014.