Ram, is the premier trekking guide for Crystal Mountain Treks. Ram started out as a porter about 40 years ago, and slowly worked his way up the ladder to become a Sirdar (trekking guide and in-charge). He is, perhaps, one of the most experienced trekking guides in Nepal, having traversed well over the country, as well as in Tibet, Pakistan, and India. His experiences are a storehouse of many stories that you can discover while on a trek with him. Ram has also been guiding trips for the Sierra Club for the past 20 years. Most of our guides have directly worked and/or trained under Ram Rai.
Ram currently does not lead high-altitude treks that go beyond 4,000 meters (13,120 ft.) but will continue to lead other treks and mentor junior guides.