This competition is often associated with the youth, and a reflection of the attitude of adventurists. The participants' endurance, determination, discipline, and strength are tested in several ways throughout the show.

We have seen it on Indian television channels, and many of us have been longing, or perhaps gearing ourselves up, for it to come to Nepal. We have seen participants cry and go to the extreme to get the title of ‘Roadies’. This competition is often associated with the youth, and a reflection of the attitude of adventurists. The participants' endurance, determination, discipline, and strength are tested in several ways throughout the show. Also, the show has become the judging parameter between what is more relevant—Experience vs. Potential and Faith vs. Hope—the organizers say. Thus, it is one of the most sought afterTV shows in the world, equally active and significant in the digital community.

We caught up with the three judges of Himalaya Roadies, the very bold and talented actress Deeya Maskey, the mass entertainer,rapper Aasis Rana, and the charmer, actor Raymon Das Shrestha, to know the how's and what's of their judgment throughout the journey. Based on the highly iconic, popular Indian TV show, MTV Roadies. The show connects with the youth of today with their hyper interactive social media elements. Channeling the attitude of adventurists all over the world, Himalaya Roadies will embark on an epic journey across Nepal. Contestants will be pushed to the brink of insanity by making them do seemingly impossible tasks. Who will become the first ever Himalaya Roadie? Will it be you?

Raymon Das Shrestha

Who is a true roadie to you?
One individual who can stand out amongst the crowd without being fake.

On a scale to 1 to 10, with 10 being crazy, how difficult will the tasks be?
All the tasks are difficult, but we have trained professionals to ensure that the tasks are not too risky.

How much should one prepare for Himalaya Roadies?
First of all, they should be prepared, as both of them have mentioned. Secondly, one should not mistake this show as being solely a bike show.
There will be a part showcasing traveling by bike. It is a show about surviving in a crowd. The tasks will be physically demanding, but you should have the mental strength to overcome your physical limitations.

How will Himalaya Roadie be different from just being a clone of the Indian counterpart?
For us as hosts and presenters, we have to evolve ourselves to keep the show entertaining and not copy exactly what our counterparts in India are doing. Location, task and the whole production team will have local elements. We won’t be as harsh as the Indian show hosts.

Final piece of advice for the contestants?
I agree with Deeya, be real and be yourself. Come and have fun on Himalaya Roadies.

Deeya Maskey

Who is a true roadie to you?
Interesting, intelligent, strong, the will to survive, and being an innate entertainer. The complete package.

On a scale to 1 to 10, with 10 being crazy, how difficult will the tasks be?
100. For me, I believe that the tasks are extremely difficult, but entertaining. You can see how the three of us tried all the tasks beforehand to get a pulse on the difficulty of the tasks in the upcoming series.

How much should one prepare for Himalaya Roadies? 
Of course, one should be mentally and physically prepared to be on the show as those are necessary to survive even out in the real world. Himalaya Roadies is just a subset of everyday life that presents obstacles to contestants in a positive and negative manner to observe how they can tackle them.

How will Himalaya Roadie be different from just being a clone of the Indian counterpart?
First of all, the show will be held exclusively in Nepal with three Nepali judges and crew being local as well.

Final piece of advice for the contestants?
Be yourself, don’t be fake, and reveal the entertainer in you.

Aasis Rana

Who is a true roadie to you?
You have to be real and show your true self. There will always be competition everywhere and you will face opponents who might be stronger on paper, but you should always give 100% and more.

On a scale to 1 to 10, with 10 being crazy, how difficult will the tasks be?
The tasks will reveal the hidden aspects of the contestants. For example, some could be great at running, some could be great at talking. Overall, the tasks are difficult, but not harmful, to the contestants.

How much should one prepare for Himalaya Roadies?
They need to be physically and mentally prepared. It’s not only the contestants that need to be prepared to be on Himalaya Roadies. The three of us as judges also need to put in the legwork by working out in the gym and building our teamwork. Another aspect that one should prepare for is the social aspect of the game, do you make friends, or do you backstab someone for your gain.

How will Himalaya Roadie be different from just being a clone of the Indian counterpart?
Since this is a franchise show, there will obviously be similarities like how KFC tastes consistent all over the world yet adheres to the local tastes as well. In one way or another, we will incorporate local touches to the show, maybe in the way we give interviews or reference popular Nepali facts. Even though we can't reveal the tasks, there will definitely be Nepali elements that people will instantly recognize as being uniquely Nepal.

Final piece of advice for the contestants?
Be mentally prepared for physical and mental torture. The way through hell is never easy. Never give up.