Mahesh Budha

Owner / Trek Leader

Mr. Mahesh Kumar Budha, is the founder of Joy Treks and Expeditions (P) Ltd. He, the youngest child of a poor rural family in mid-western Nepal (Rukum), began his career at a multinational Travel and Trekking agency in 1994 AD as a porter. Through his diligence and hard work Mahesh became a leader in Nepal's tourist industry. He has led numerous treks all over Nepal, Tibet and India. His caring dedication to both his clients and his crew make him a unique and sought after travel partner for adventurers from all over the world. Mahesh also serves on the executive board of Suswasthya Nepal (Good Health Nepal), a local NGO that connects rural communities to basic healthcare services.  Let Mahesh show you how his personal and family approach to trekking and travel can make your next adventure your BEST adventure. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gokul Chhantyal

Trekking guide

Gokul comes from Baglung, near Mt. Dhaulagiri. He started his carrier in 1996 as a porter in Pokhara. Due to his frankly nature and well contribution he was called to Kathmandu to work for a multinational adventure company. He doesn’t only guide people in the mountains but still he is known as a very good trekking cook and he loves serve his clients foods cooked and prepared by himself. He has led numerous treks in Nepal, India and Tibet. As a result, today, he has been an important part of Joy Treks and has also been demanding trekking guide to everyone. 

Bijay Thing

Trek Leader / Sales and Marketing Director

Bijay comes from Kavre district, near Kathmandu. He started his carrier in 1995 as a trekking porter. Since then Bijay worked for Royal Mountain Treks for almost 17 years including 15 years of trekking guide and now he has been working as a senior trekking guide for Joy Treks after its establishment. He has completed Trekking Guide Training, First Aid Training and has also attended numerous other trainings related to tourism. He has also climbed the Island Peak, Mera Peak and other several trekking peaks during his guiding experience. His area of expertise includes the Annapurna Circuit, Tilicho Lake, Langtang, Everest Region, Kanchanjunga and Manaslu treks. He keeps vast knowledge of trekking in the Annapurna and Langtang regions and always loves to trek and climb mountains. He is not only limited as a trekking guide but still is involved in a field of social work.

Dipak Giri

Trekking Guide

Dipak was born in Rukum, the mid-western part of Nepal. When he graduated from his high school, he moved to Kathmandu to get an upper level degree. But due to his interest to work in the field of trekking, he didn’t forget to join it so that he could learn and get some pocket money. He started his journey as kitchen boy and now has been a lovely trekking boy (guide) for the members. He is grown up and is trying to grow up further than where he is now. He has completed such training as trekking guide training, first aid and others related to trekking/tourism fields. He has led numerous groups to Annapurna, Langtang, Khumbu and other regions of Nepal. This honest, young and energetic man doesn’t only love trekking but still he likes to face natural challenges.

Shyam Lama

Trekking guide

Shyam Lama comes from Kavre, near Kathmandu. After having bachelors in management he decided to get involved in the tourism industry several years ago.  Due to his great performance and education it didn’t take him even a few years to grow up and become a very good trek guide. He has led numerous treks in Nepal, India and Tibet. As a result, today, he has been an important guide of Joy Treks and has also been demanding trekking guide to everyone.


Trekking guide

Melina was born in Dang, the mid-western part of Nepal. When she did her bachelors from university, she moved out to Kathmandu to seek some job so that she could continue her degree and she decided to work in the trekking fields. In the time when there were not enough female trekking guides working she grew up so quickly and now she has been able to even encourage all the women. She loves to travel and has finally become an important part for the Joy Treks.


Trekking guide

Laxmi comes from Ghorahi, Dang. Due to her deep interest in travelling she finally chose trekking field to work in. She loves to climb mountains and has led several treks to the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. Due to our traditional/social impacts the number of female trekking guides is very low but it is good that she likes what she does and is also very happy to continue this job. She always looks happy and leaves out her beautiful smile all the time.


Joy Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Post Box No.24142
Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal
(+977) 1-4262712
(+977) 1-4249036

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