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."