$25 per day
English, Nepali, Sherpa, Hindi, and a little Japanese
over 5 years
Known to his friends as Chimi, Nawang Chimi Sherpa grew up in the Village of Chaurikharka just below Lukla in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Growing up, his parents ran a trekking lodge in Phakding, which is the first stop for trekkers and climbers on their way to Everest Base Camp. Chimi developed a taste for adventure sports when he was 17, working as a staff member on a trail race that ran from Rolwaling over three passes into the Khumbu. He was impressed by physical feat of the race, and has been a lover of adventure sports ever since. When not in the mountains, Chimi is often found sharpening his skills on the climbing wall in Kathmandu, canyoning with friends or on mountain bike trips around the Kathmandu Valley. And indoors Chimi trains as a boxer in his local gym and is currently studying to get his bachelor’s degree in business. Chimi is a licensed trekking guide and is trained in ice climbing. He has led treks in Annapurna and Everest Regions including ascents of Island Peak.