OUR TEAM

Kunga Sherpa

Expedition Guide and founder

An ardent mountaineer himself with 37 years of experience in climbing and guiding groups from the base camp of the Himalayas to the summits. Started at the young age of 16, he has guided more than 40 expeditions till date to above 8000m mountains and has summited Everest, Cho Oyu, Shisapangma and other numerous peaks. He has worked with international operators like KE adventure travel, Far Frontiers Expeditions and etc. for many years and have successfully guided expeditions of Royal Navy UK and Indian Air force

List of mountains he has summited:
01. Everest – 2 Times
02. Cho-Oyu – 8 Times
03. Shisapangma – 2 Times
04. Lhakpa Ri – 2 Times
05. Mera Peak – More than 20 Times
06. Island Peak – 5 Times
07. Parchamo Peak – 4 Times
08. Ramdung Peak – 5 Times
09. Chulu West – 1 Time
10. Tent Peak – 1 Time
11. Yala Peak – 3 Times

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Passang Tsering Sherpa

Mountain Leader & Managing Director

With over 6 years of experience working as an Operation Manager prior to this current position, he has acquired sound knowledge about the local tourism in Nepal and the Himalayas. To add credit, he has also operated many treks and climbs successfully ensuring the safety is priority and service is paramount.

Despite his busy schedule, he finds time to trek often to increase his knowledge and to source out new trails in and around different regions of Nepal.

He is also a certified guide recognized by the Government/Authorities of Nepal and has successfully completed Mountain Leader Course Component I

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Ang Sona Sherpa

Expedition Guide and Field Director

A record holder as a mountaineer of having summit Mt. Everest for 11 times. Born in Thame, a village of legendary Sherpa climbers, Ang Sona is a passionate mountaineer with wealth of experience in high altitude expeditions. He had the opportunity to successfully guide a blind man to the summit of Everest and have rescued climbers on different mountains. Over the years, he has reached the peaks of Everest, Cho-Oyu and many other mountains many times over.

List of mountains he has climbed:
1. Everest – 11 Times
2. Cho-Oyu – 2 Times
3. Mont Blanc – 1 Time
3. Island Peak – 12 Times
4. Mera Peak – 2 Times

 

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Pawan Kazi Thapa

Sales & Marketing - New Zealand

Sales and Marketing Representative for New Zealand. Currently residing in Queens town, New Zealand. Pawan oversees our New Zealand market and beside that he works as a lifeguard at Queens-town lake district council, Christchurch city council and Wharenui swimming pool.

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Dawa Nuru Sherpa

Trek and Climb leader

Started working in this field for the past 8 years, Dawa has led many treks in the Himalayas from the most popular treks to the rugged terrain. He has also worked with internationally well-known agencies as a trek leader.

Courses he has undertaken:
1. Basic Mountaineering Course
2. High Mountain Rescue Training
3. First Aid & Wilderness medical training
4. Rock Level 1

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Pemba Sherpa

Trek and Climb leader

Pemba joins our team with a wealth of experience in climbing. Born in Phortse, a village of the famous Sherpa climbers, Pemba started working in this field at a young age after completing his bachelor degree in Travel and Tourism. Pemba’s climbing resume includes summits of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island peak, Lobuche Peak and Mera Peak. During the winter season, Pemba works an instructor for Khumbu Climbing Center in his village teaching new climbers a responsible climbing practices to increase the safety margin.

Courses he has undertaken:

1. Basic Mountaineering Course – Nepal Mountainerring Association
2. Basic and Advanced level ice climbing course – Khumbu Climbing Center
3. Trekking guide course – NATHM
4. Wilderness first aid course – Sentinel Outdoor Institute, Montana
5. Helicopter Marshall Course- Nepal Mountaineering Association

 

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Pemba Gyabu Sherpa

Trek and Climb Leader

A person with a very humble and soft character, Pemba leads our high trekking and climbing groups. He has a wealth of experience and only at aged 26, he has already climbed Everest twice and peaks like Mera, Island, Lobuche and other peaks. Pemba was recently qualified as a expedition liaison officer and will oversees the expeditions for Mt. Everest especially.

List of mountains he has summited:

1. Everest – 2 Times
2. Mera Peak
3. Island Peak
4. Lobuche Peak

Courses he has undertaken:

1. Basic Mountaineering Course
2. Advanced Mountaineering Course
3. Liaison Officer Training
4. High Mountain Rescue Training
5. First Aid Training

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Khudam Bir Thapa

Trek and Climb leader

8 Years of experience in leading groups. He has led groups from the famous mountaineering base camps to the off the beaten trails. He is one of the youngest leader who has gained much experience in this field and he has also scaled few of the trekking peaks like Mera, Island and Lobuche.

Courses he has undertaken:

1. Basic Mountaineering Course
2. Advanced Mountaineering Course
3. First Aid and wilderness medical training
4. High Mountain Rescue Training

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Suraj Roy

Trek leader

Born and raised in Darjeeling, India, he has led many treks until the date. He has also worked for internationally well known companies and have spent almost 2 decades leading groups from strenuous to moderate treks.

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Tika Rai

High Altitude Chef

Tika Rai, is one the most experienced cook in our team. Starting working as a kitchen helper many years ago, over the years due to his hard work, he has developed himself into one of the finest high altitude chef.

 

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