Himalayan Sunrise trekking & expeditions company, led by Bishnu Rai and his experienced team, is dedicated to sharing Nepal's environmental and cultural beauty with travelers seeking a unique holiday experience. With over two decades of trekking and mountaineering expertise, Bishnu's deep love for his country, realistic understanding of its challenges, and warm connection with people ensure that your time in Nepal transcends a mere holiday. Whether you're a novice or an experienced climber, Bishnu has guided treks and climbs for all levels of experience. Families, seniors, adventure seekers, and those seeking off-the-beaten-track routes have all found their perfect adventure with Himalayan Sunrise. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Bishnu was born and raised in the Solukhumbu Everest region world’s highest peak. He has been involved in trekking and mountaineering over 20 years and has completed highly competitive courses in basic and advanced mountaineering and guiding. He has extensive experience guiding a wide range of people with varying trekking and mountaineering experience-from novices doing their first trek to “old hands” wanting to get to more remote and less trekked regions. He is able to plan the whole thing for you from deciding on locations and arranging travel, porters and accommodation or will happily work with you as a consultant if you have your own ideas or dreams to pursue!
His enthusiasm for the flora and fauna of his homeland add another dimension to trekking with him. He will answer your questions about the amazing flowers, birds, landscapes and other things you’ll see with knowledge and warmth. He is aware of the fragile state of the environment here and is committed to treading lightly. He encourages sustainable trekking practices and supports lodge owners engaging in low impact practices. He is also committed to properly equipping and paying his team of porters, most of whom trek regularly with him and many of whom he is training for leadership.
Bishnu is realistic about the many challenges facing his country and clear sighted about possible solutions. He and a group of his friends run a small orphanage in Kathmandu for 16 children and should you wish to include a visit to the orphanage, that can be easily arranged. There is absolutely no expectation of this but you would be a very welcome guest. He is also involved in the construction of the Salyan Birthing Centre, and the Colourful Journey tour he and Wendy Moore take in November each year includes three days with the women of Samunnat Nepal. Read more about these in About other things we do.