Dawa Sherpa

Based in Kathmandu, Nepal
Trek Rate
$25 per day
English, Nepali, Hindi, and Sherpa
over 7 years
very good (2 reviews)

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Dawa is originally from Solokhumbu, the region surrounding Mt. Everest, and now resides in Kathmandu. Dawa started leading treks in 2012, and has led treks in the Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and Kanchenjunga Regions of Nepal. Dawa enjoys reading books in his down time and when he is not in the mountains he indulges his passion for sports, playing football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, and practicing taekwondo.

Previous Treks with Sherpana
  • Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill (Nov 2018)
  • Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp (Oct 2018)

Availability & Upcoming Treks

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  • April 2024


by Tania (Canada)
on Dec 18, 2018

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill
led by Dawa Sherpa




Dawa was a great companion and certainly took good care of us when it came to food, accomodations, and checking in if we weren't feeling well. A bonus is he's an excellent photographer and got some excellent shots of us which he shared with us after. As a downside, Dawa's english isn't great so although we understood each other, the conversations were kept to simple topics only. We did the annapurna circuit which has a lot of road option. Dawa's preferred route is to travel on the road rather than the trails which threw us off the first couple of days. I think it was well intentioned since the road is easier than the trail but it wasn't what we wanted and it was difficult to communicate why because of the language barrier. Have a map and discuss the routes you want to take the night before and throughout your day otherwise you will be left dissapointed and sucking the exhaust and dust of jeeps and trucks that constantly drive by.

by David (New Zealand)
on Nov 6, 2018

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp
led by Dawa Sherpa




We had an amazing trip. We will never ever forget it. Dawa was a fantastic guide. He is very much a friend now. He looked after us very very well. We have great memories and great photos.