Hi! I am Ujjwal Rai, an experienced trek leader, organiser and photographer working in the Himalaya of Nepal.
Here's my story:
As a child, I was always fascinated by travelling and the mountains, however, coming from a modest background, my family and I never could afford to go travelling and my adventures were left to my imagination.
After leaving school, I decided to take up a job as a trekking guide in the Himalayas order to fulfill my dream to travel. I started off as a porter and experienced what it is like to carry back breaking loads in the mountains, but wasn't turned off. This only motivated me further to work my way up to being a mountain guide, to show people outside Nepal what the country has to offer.
So far, I've been working in the Himalayas for over 10 years. My career has seen me working for both large and small trekking companies and taking clients to all areas of the Himalayas, including the Everest Region, Upper Mustang, the Annapurna Region and Langtang Region.
I've had the chance to meet some incredible people from all over the world. I've even had the opportunity to travel Antarctica to work as an intern guide twice with the Norwegian Company Hurtigruten, which was an amazing and eye opening experience!
After coming back from Antarctica and being inspired by my colleagues there, I decided to set up work as a freelance guide and thus, Lost in the Himalaya was born.
Lost in the Himalaya is a trekking company which offers clients professional, affordable and personalised trekking, photography, videography and trip organising services in the Himalayas.
Check out the other pages on this website for more information about different trekking routes in Nepal and to view a sample of the photos and videos I've produced for my clients.
Hope to take you on an adventure into the Himalayas soon!
"Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show."