Khularam “Dev ” Thing is one of our lead guides and has been working in the trekking field since the age of 17. He first started as a porter, carrying heavy loads to every destination of Nepal during all seasons. Because of his industrious nature, English skills and wonderful rapport with clients, Dev quickly moved into a guide position. He has experience on all main trekking routes and at the highest altitude levels of Nepal and the Tibetan Himalayas.
Dev is also very active in his community, organizing the re-building of his local school and homes in the Langtang Region after the earthquake of 2015. He truly has a heart for doing good and a warm personality to match.
Because of his experience and superb organizational skills, Dev is well- regarded in the trekking industry and excels with large groups. He is extremely organized and adept at handling any situation that may arise and is an invaluable member of the Hope Treks team.
Dev is certified by the Trekking Guide Association of Nepal, has completed High Altitude Risk and Leadership Training, and earned his trekking Guide license from the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management. He is also certified in First Aid.
When he is not trekking, Dev splits his time between Kathmandu and Kalcche with his wife and 2 sons.