Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa

Lhakpa Sonam
Based in Kathmandu, Nepal
Trek Rate
$25 per day
Sightseeing Rate
$25 per day
Nepali, Sherpa/Tibetan, Hindi, English, Chinese (Basic), and German
over 10 years

Lhakpa was born in the Everest Region of Nepal where trekking is the major source of income for the local people. Lhakpa’s father like many others in the region is a trekking guide. Following the foots steps of his father , he started working as assistant trekking guide with his father at the age of 18. Since then he has started leading the trekking as guide and also work as a city tour guide in Kathmandu.Guiding has been Lhakpa's passion and has led treks in the Everest, Langtang, Annapurna, and Manasalu Regions. Sherpa says that being a trekking guide has allowed him to “share the authentic information about Nepalese culture, tradition and nature… make friends with people ,who are from different parts of the world… provides opportunity to travel and be close to nature” .Lhakpa has completed classes in First Aid, Route Navigation & Map reading, Rock Climbing , City Tour Guide, and Trekking Guide. .Also , he has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism Management and Buddhism Studies and is currently studying for a Master’s in Travel and Tourism. Apart from guiding Lhakpa has worked in Nepalese tourism industry in different positions :Trekking & Expedition Company as Assistant Manager, Customer Service Agent at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Fly Dubai Airline as Senior Ticketing Officer, and Tourism Guest Lecturer in Kathmandu.

Availability & Upcoming Treks

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  • May 2021