Ram Bhandari

Ram Bhandari

Ram Bhandari discovered rafting from his home on the banks of the Trishuli River. He moved to Kathmandu from his home village Baireni when he was 15 and began his career.

He one of Nepal’s most accomplished rafting and trekking guides , as well as safety kayaker and kayak instructor. His outstanding expedition and competition skills has lead him to become one of the leading kayakers in Nepal and his best placed result was 1stplace in the Peak Challenge on the Bhote Kosi River.

He has done over 10 first descents in Tibet and was involved in setting up and establishing rafting and kayaking in Tibet having spent 3 seasons there with Windhorse Adventures.

He has also been involved in many expeditions and first descents in Nepal including an all Russian expedition on the Upper Arun Gorges and the Yigong Psangpo in Tibet just to name a few.

He has been involved teaching outdoor education to groups in Australia and facilitating whitewater expeditions for many different student groups. His skills in sea kayaking have grown and he has lead many expeditions in far northern Queensland, lead trips on the Franklin River in Tasmania and also has extensive experience in TAFE and Outdoor Education programs.