Meet Our Team

Ngima Nuru Sherpa[Managing Director]

Ngima Nuru Sherpa

Ngima Nuru Sherpa, born in Eastern Part of Nepal, a small mountain village of Hewa, 2600m, in the remote Solukhumbu district, in the Mount Everest region, is the founder and Managing Director of Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. He has been working tirelessly in this field for 15 years. As a Himalayan trekking guide, he is very experienced and has been leading treks over all the major trekking routes in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim since 2000.

Ngima started his career as a tour-guide working with several reputed companies in this sector. After a long hard journey gaining experience and understanding of both tourism and tourists, he fulfilled his dream of starting his own company where he could provide better services for the tourists and better working conditions for the staff. A team suffering from difficult working conditions and insufficient pay can not be attentive to the tourists’ needs. By providing rewarding working conditions for his team, the team-spirit is high, and they happily work for the satisfaction of the clients. Ngima is proud that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition has earned a reputed name in the tourism sector.

Ngima is an optimistic and positive person with a love for nature and the outdoors and boundless energy which has helped him to be a successful entrepreneur in this industry.  He  loves to share his knowledge and experience with others. He has successfully organized treks and expeditions for clients from around the globe and he is still exploring new destinations and  routes.

Ngima spent his childhood in Hewa. Being the son of a farmer, he learned to work hard from an early age. It was very challenging to strike a balance between work and study at that time. Nevertheless, his strong determination to acquire an education didn’t wane. He successfully completed his general education in Hewa village.

He came in Kathmandu at the age of 15. His family background was very poor so he needed a job for survival and to support his education. His early days in Kathmandu were a struggle for survival. Sharing a small room with four other friends and worrying about where every rupee was to come from for the fees at Tuition were some of the painful circumstances that taught him the endurance and patience he needs to run his own company. It also taught him compassion, he is happy to be able to provide employment opportunities to others struggling to get started in life.

"While I was a young porter, I used to carry 40 kg loads. My clients they used to love me because I was youngest in the team and was sincere, hard working and punctual. They didn’t know that the salary I earned was scarcely enough for my food. Because of the heavy load, I needed dry food for energy on the trail. Like many, I didn’t have other work opportunities, so I did it. I often used to help in the lodges, serving or cleaning the kitchen, for which they provided me free food. This allowed me to save a few rupees for my education. That was in 1998."

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Karen Boyd-Ale[Office Manager]

Karen Boyd-Ale

Karen started trekking into remote areas of the country when she worked with an INGO during the armed conflict in Nepal.   With just a sleeping bag and change of clothes in the pack on her back, she walked for days through the mountain villages of the Karnali, in the western part of Nepal.   The poor but hospitable people were always willing to share their homes and food in areas where there were no guest houses.  She was smitten by the beautiful landscapes and overwhelmed by the harsh reality of life for these gentle but resilient mountain people who live in a world that is, in some cases, centuries behind her home country of Canada. 

Feeling enriched by her own experience, Karen wanted to have a part in a sharing the loveliness of Nepal with people from around the world, in a way that would benefit the local economy, which depends heavily on tourism.  That is to say, benefit the people of Nepal without taking advantage of the inexperience of tourists.   Karen found a way to fulfill her dream when she was introduced to Ngima, the Managing Director of Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. Ngima’s refreshingly honest business policies, dedication to clients and respect for his own staff are a rare entity.  By supporting a Nepal-based company, there is a two-fold benefit: the income generated stays in Nepal, and clients get best-quality services at the lowest-cost.  


Having lived in Nepali since 2002, Karen speaks fluent Nepali and has a good understanding of the dynamics of the country and its people.

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Gelju Sherpa[Mountaineering Guide]

Gelju Sherpa

Gelju Sherpa is a very energetic climbing guide who lives in Solukhumbu district. Like many, he started his career as a porter and kitchen boy. He got a promotion as an assistant guide due to his dedication and hard work. 

Having the experience of climbing for more than 22 years, Gelju Sherpa holds clean record of leading the group to the top of summit every single time. He has successfully scaled several of the highest mountain peaks in Nepal. Also, he is an Everest submitter and well known for climbing 7000 and 6000+ peaks (Baruntse ,  Himlung, Kyajo Ri, Pachermo, Mera Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak,) countless times and is equally known for doing expeditions multiple times.  He  loves to share his knowledge and experience with new comers.

He is a climbing guide licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).He is experienced in teaching others the climbing techniques they will need to achieve their dream safely, and with minimum effort. He is among one of our experienced climbing guides of our company.

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Ngawa Sherpa[Mountaineering and Trekking Guide]

Ngawa Sherpa

Ngawa Sherpa is an experienced mountaineer, Everest summiteers, numerous 7000m and 6000 meters peaks mainly Himlung, Baruntse, Mera , Island and Lobuche Peak. With 20 years of experience in climbing, trekking and leading groups in the Himalayas, he is always devoted to fulfill your needs on the Trip and make your stay a memorable and enjoyale expereince. He is a dynamic person possessing a sound experience in the trekking and mountaineering industry. His journey as a climbing guide started for the first time as a porter and then as a kitchen boy. Gradually, he working as an assistant guide. He then worked as a Trekking and Mountaineering Guide for several years gaining enormous expereinces and summiting world's highest peak. 

Ngawa has a special gift of collaboration and cooperation among his guests and team mates, which is essential on any Trip. This makes him a great asset for our company.He is passionate about exploring and experiencing the splendid scenery of remote and less visited sites. He strongly believes that nature speaks a message about how wonderful the world is; thus he is devoted to preserving nature. And he is very focussed in his Job, always aware of his guests needs, thinking as a Team with a very good result in most of his previous Trips in the Himalayas.  

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Mingmar Dorji Sherpa[Mountaineering and Trekking Guide]

Mingmar Dorji Sherpa

Mingmar Sherpa shines throughout the major destinations of Nepal like Annapurna, Everest and Upper Mustang Regions. He takes both pride and pleasure in offering excellent service to our guests and is very competent and courteous. He is a very responsible and professional trekking and mountaineering guide. He started working in this industry at the age of eighteen as a porter, and a couple of years later became a trekking guide. He was brought up in the lap of Himalayas, so no one is more informed about the mountains, local people and culture and flora and fauna than he is. He has six years experience a certified licensed guide, and has taken the necessary training. On the trail he’s incredibly fit and strong, but also relaxed and casual. He steers you along the trail, going at your pace without a hint of impatience, leaving plenty of time for you to soak in the Himalayan bliss He maintains a strong focus on our travelers’ satisfaction. He is concerned about the environment and committed to protecting the environment in Nepal. He loves meeting people from across the globe.

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Dendi Sherpa[Trekking and Mountaineering Guide]

Dendi  Sherpa

Born in the lap of Himalayas, Mr. Dendi Sherpa nurtured a dream to become a Mountaineering Guide from his early childhood. His dream came true when he submitted Mt. Everest and for sure, he worked hard to make his dream come true. Started from Porter, Trekking and Moutaineering Guide, his treking career has provided him a lot of opportunities. Leading groups in the Himalayas for Trekking, Peak Climbng and Expedition, he is one of our main Leader.

He is a person of dedication, passion and motivation, no matter what task he undertakes. We can fully rely on him to coordinate the daily activities of the team, so that the Trip runs smoothly. Everest summiter, countless summits of Island Peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche Peak and many other Trekking peaks in the Himalayas. 

A certified Trekking and Mountaineering Guide, he has taken trainings from Ministry of Tourism. He also possess training on First Aid in Outdoor activities . He gives high priority to the satisfaction of the clients. 

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Dawa Sherpa[Trek Leader]

Dawa Sherpa

Dawa Sherpa, with over 25 years of expertise in the Trekking Tourism field, has been serving for our company since the year 2010. He is a Legend when it comes to handling groups in the mountains. He is one of our most experienced  leader and inspiration to many learning Guide. He has acquired a substantial amount of experience in the field of trekking  He has leaded groups from all over the world to most of the Trekking Destinations across Nepal. 

With an excellent command over the English language and effective communication skills, he assures a pleasant journey towards your destination. He bears a sound knowledge of local areas and under his leadership; your holidays are made easy and memorable.

He is a warm person and creates  a cheerful environment among his staffs and guests at the same time. He will share his stories, expereinces and skills that he have gained from all these years of work in Trekking industry of Nepal.

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Tashi Sherpa[Operation Manager]

Tashi Sherpa

Tashi , a young and energetic person with lots of dreams and passion for tourism industry and has been serving for our company since the year 2010. Graduated in Travel and Tourism from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NATHM), currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Hospitality Management, he is responsible for all the operation in our organization. He is a certified City Tour Guide with his roots deep inside the Trekking Industry and has a 7 Years working expereince as a Porter, Assistant Guide, Trekking Guide, Leader and now operation manager.

 

Traveling, adventure, meeting and interacting with people all around the world has always been his passion. Sharing his knowledge and expereinces with our guests so that they will have a smooth holiday in Nepal.  He efficiently commences trips and is responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of our clients.

With an excellent command over the English language and effective communication, he assures a pleasant journey towards your destination. He bears a sound knowledge of local areas, culture, traditions and under his leadership your trip in Nepal are made easy, enjoyable and memorable.

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Tenzin Doma Sherpa[Trekking Guide]

Tenzin Doma Sherpa

Mrs. Tenzin Doma Sherpa is an intelligent, energetic and hard working employee of our company. With trekking experience of more than 5 years she has led clients to Everest and Annapurna regions, two of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal.She has completed her School Leaving Certificate (SLC) and High School from Darjeeling. She has received her trekking guide training from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM).

Tenzin started her guiding career in 2013 and since then has made quite an impression among her clients because of her caring nature, friendliness and knowledge. Especially with her female trekkers as there are few female Trekking Guides available compared with male guides. She says she loves to work with her foreign clients because they are friendly, knowledgeable, enjoyable and adventurous and always willing to share their opinion and ideas.

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Chitra Bahadur Subba[Trekking Guide]

Chitra Bahadur Subba

Mr. Chitra Bahadur Subba is one of our most experienced trekking guides. He entered into trekking profession about 20 years ago as a porter. He worked hard carrying bags and stuffs of trekkers across Nepal’s major trekking regions and slowly upgraded into a trekking guide. He is licensed Trekking Guide from Ministry of Tourism of Nepal and also holds a High Altitude First Aid Certificate.

He has guided trekkers to all the major regions such as Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu and Lantang, and also been to remote regions like Upper Mustang and Dolpo. He has trekked all over the Khumbu region countless times. He strives to provide the best service to his clients and believes politeness is a great virtue to have. He treats his clients with a high level of care, politeness and a very interesting companion for your Nepal Trip.

 

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Pasang Sherpa[Trekking Guide]

Pasang Sherpa

Born in the lap of Himalayas, Pasang Sherpa, son of our mountain guide, Gelju Sherpa, is a young, energetic and hard working guy who has set a dream to be a perfect leader someday. He is familiar to all the corner and edges of many trekking routes.

With a good command over English language, he is emerging as a trekking guide to explore his skills and visualize the world one step closer. He has a good comprehension of many trekking routes and their cultures and traditions. He focuses on giving more importance to the clients than anything else and makes the journey memorable.

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Dawa Sherpa[Trekking Guide]

Dawa Sherpa

Mr. Dawa Sherpa, born in December 9, 1996, is an inhabitant of Pokhara, a place which is supposed to be the heart of our country. He started trekking in the inaccessible area as he was curious to know the people of that place, their culture and tradition and explore such places by himself. It has been half a decade and today, he is one of our company’s self reliant, nature lovers and a young, dynamic and tireless Trekking Guide.

With an admirable command over English language and active communication skills, he gives topmost priority to his valuable guests as he believes in serving and comforting guests as his first antecedent. He effectively initiates tours and is equally liable for establishing safety and satisfaction of our clients. He fairly possesses a stable insight of the local areas and assures an amiable adventure approaching your journey’s end.

Trained by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism, he holds Trekking Tuide license and lives in Kathmandu for the time being.  

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