All our guides are known to each other and we all use porters and other staff that we’ve worked with before.
In my mid thirties. I’ve been a fully qualified professional mountain guide for over ten years and before that I was an assistant guide, then a cook and before that a mountain porter – well, you get the story. Most of my life has been spent in the Himalayas. I guess I came up the hard way!
I come from a small village in the east of Nepal and my family are farmers there. When I’m not guiding I live in Kathmandu but out of the trekking season I go back to my village to help my family on the farm. I’m also heavily involved in building a village school: more details here.
I speak pretty good English and have been to the UK many times to visit past and future clients and to climb there. Whilst there, I also raise funds for our village pre school and community centre. Unlike the majority of ‘guides’ I’m government registered and have successfully completed the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association course. I also have a First Aid certificate issued in the UK.
My experience is extensive and I’ve led most of the routes you can trek and the popular ones many, many times over but even with those treks I’m still enthusiastic and always find something new to marvel at.
Details of Registered Qualifications
Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management 2004
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Alpine Association of Slovenia
Mountaineering Training, Trekking Guide Training
Calderdale Mountain Rescue First Aid Course 2007
One of the most respected guides and organisers in the mountains with over 30 years experience. Speaks excellent English.
A tireless and strong guide who has immense experience. Summitted Everest multiple times as well as many other 7-8000 meter peaks. For all his prowess, Rinji is a kind and gentle man
Dawa is always laughing but has a very serious side too. Summited Everest multiple times including once up to 8500 meters without oxygen. He would have gone to the summit without oxygen, thereby joining the select few who have summited without oxygen, but his client became ill so he had to retreat.