Ram, is our premier trekking guide. He started out as a porter about 40 years ago, and slowly worked his way up the ladder to become a Sirdar. 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. Most of our guides have directly worked and/or trained under him. Ram currently does not lead high-altitude treks that go beyond 3,500 meters (12,000 ft.) but will continue to lead other treks and mentor junior guides.