Team SKY

Our Team

Vaishali Patel

Vaishali Patel Shah was born in Mumbai, India, and raised in Ahmedabad, India. She was a student of Fine-Arts (paintings) and has had many solo and group exhibitions of her paintings. Ever since her early childhood, she has felt a deep connection and passion for the Himalayas. Slowly it turns into Bhakti.

Youbak Prasad Dhamala

Youbak Prasad Dhamala is director at Shree Kailash Yatra Pilgrimages. Being born and brought up amidst the beautiful Himalayan Region, Youbak possesses deep passion for mountaineering and Himalayas. He has been involved in tourism field since the year 1997.

Josh Grainer

Narendrasinh & Ramadevi Jadeja

We were born and raised in India and came to USA in early seventies. At present we live in Florida and enjoy retirement. Narendrasinh is an engineer and worked for a prime contractor of NASA for Space Shuttle for more than 25 years. Ramadevi has B.Sc degree in Chemistry.

Jason Adams

Vijaya Samjibhai Patel

Hi, my name is Vijyaben Patel. I have been in the UK since I was 11. Since childhood I had special love for Himalayas and our country India! I had come across an article in the Gujarat Samachar about Kailash Mansarovar written by Vaishali; caught me and my husband’s eye. Once we got to Kailash, we met Vaishali Patel who had organized the tour and to my surprise, was also leading it.

Dhanuben Dabasia

Hi, my name is Dhanuben and I have been living in the UK since 1983. I believe God has given me this life is to help others and do Seva as much possible. Bhajan Kirtan is what I enjoy the most. I organize Sundar kand and Bhajans for Goa Mata to raise money for charity every year.My friend had recommended the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to me, which she had attended several times herself.

Jason Adams

Sweta Vora

I’ve studied computer science; an avid traveller & love to explore varied destinations and different culture. Being computer student and in the travel industry since few years have helped me to explore almost all over the world. Now, it has been my passion to share my contentment and knowledge with all the fellow human beings.

Saloni Patel

My name is Saloni. I live in Dallas, Texas, USA with my husband and 2 kids. Thanks to my sister Vaishali who encouraged me to visit Kailash Mansarovar in 2012 which put me on path to spirituality. Since then my life journey has progressed beautifully, I have become a Yoga Instructor from a IT professional. I hope and wish you have a privilege to visit this life changing place at least one time in your life journey.

Josh Grainer

Hirdaya Narayan Kadel

Hirdaya has always had a passion for great food and cooking. His passion for food drove him to grab every opportunity to learn as much as he could by meeting people from different cultures and exploring the many different cuisines. Although Gujarati and South Indian food are his specialty, people also relish Hirdaya’s continental dishes.

Jason Adams

Bhimsen Prasad Adhikari

Bhimsen Prasad Adhikari (mamu) was born in a small village of Nuwakot situated at the foot of Langtang Himalayan Range, but grew up in Chitwan. Bhimsen has led a number of expeditions and treks during his career spanning over 15 years. He has led our teams to Kailash Mansarovar on several occasions and has earned accolades of our pilgrims for being one of the most kind, cooperative, and experienced members of our team.

Nawang Sherpa

Nawang is a trained mountaineer and has been a prominent figure in the field of mountaineering. Nawang has summited Mount Everest three (3) times and continues to enjoy being on top of some of the highest Himalayan peaks. His extensive mountaineering experience and physical fitness has earned him a reputation of being the most efficient trekker of our team.

Josh Grainer

Bhiren & Ila Patel

We were both born and brought up in Kenya and currently reside in the United Kingdom. Bhiren is an accountant in Public Practice and Ila is a PA in the civil service. We are closely linked with a UK Registered Charity promoting Yoga, Meditation and study of the Hindu Scriptures. With God’s Grace we have undertaken the unique Kailash Mansarovar Yatra several times in addition to the Char Dham Yatra, Amarnath Yatra, Satopanth Yatra, Gaumukh & Tapovan Yatra and so on. We feel we are well placed to assist and guide Yatris to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and other Yatra in the Himalayas.

Samirbhai & Amrapali ben

We both are from Ahmedabad,India and migrated to Australia in early 90's. Samir started carrier as an analytical chemist. Since last 14 years running business in Sydney. Amrapali enjoyed work as microbiologist & currently having sales role in healthcare industry. We have two sons aged 21 and 16. We as family of four having faith in God & loving nature always enjoy bush walking and hiking. In 2015 we were fortunate to join Sky team for Kailashyatra. Glimpse of Kailashji was ultimate feeling and life changing experience for us.