Shakya niraj

Niraj Shakya

Not many can say they've trekked to Everest Base Camp—let alone more than 40 times—but that's exactly what Niraj has a passion for. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Niraj has explored many regions of Nepal including Annapurna, Mustang, and Pokhara. He has been guiding since 2005, is fluent in English and French, and enjoys swimming and playing football or cricket when not leading treks.

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Client Testimonials


Niraj has all the best qualities a guide can have. He is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and, above all, was very attentive to our health, happiness, and comfort. We had a great time with him.
— Giovanna M., Boise, ID
Everest Lodge to Lodge
We could not have been with a better guide and person, and I would go on any trip where he was leading. He was professional, knowledgeable, and kind.
— Carol M., Boise, ID
Everest Lodge to Lodge
We have been on various group trips and have never encountered a better guide than Niraj. He took great care of us, we felt well educated for local customs, and he was funny and encouraging. Everything one could ask for in a trip leader.
— Alison B., Lafayette, LA
Everest Lodge to Lodge
I would go on any trip Niraj was leading. He was professional, knowledgeable, and kind; perfect for my daughter and me. I miss hiking with him. We learned so much, and faced—and conquered—a few fears. Actually, it was the best trip that I have ever been on!
— Carol M., Boise, ID
Everest Lodge to Lodge
Everest Lodge to Lodge
Niraj was phenomenal! Of 4 WT trips I have taken, Niraj topped all other guides. He could not have been more accommodating, knowledgeable, funny, engaging, and professional.
— Ruth G., Arlington, VA
Everest Lodge to Lodge