Nepal Mountain Academy has been supporting female trekking guides through their female trekking guide training program.
Sherpana is proud to offer these well trained government licensed trekking guides a platform to connect with clients.
The rates shown are the amount that the guide will be paid per day on your trek, we believe in paying our
guides fairly and being transparent about the wages they receive. Guides will receive requests only once
a payment has been made. If the guide cannot accept your request you will have the option of taking a different guide or canceling the trek.
Nirmala is from Pokhara, a beautiful Nepali city on the shore of Phewa Lake beneath the high mountains of the Annpurana range. As the gateway to the famous treks of the Annapurna region, Pokhara is one of the centers of tourism in Nepal. Nirmala became exposed to various trades within the tourism industry growing up. After much thought about her future, and because she enjoyed learning about the culture and lifestyles of the people who visited her city from all over the world, she decided to be a trekking guide. While she has been working in the industry since 2011, Nirmala got her official license after completing the required training in 2015. As an independent trekking guide, Nirmala enjoys working with her clients and providing them with quality service. Nirmala has a background in management, and when she has free time she enjoys working with local social organizations. She wants her clients to know that “I am glad that you visited Nepal and recommend it your friends. . . this place which is full of natural beauty.” Nirmala is available for short treks in the Annapurna Region like Poon Hill and sightseeing in the Pokhara Valley.
Growing up in Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest, Pema has seen thousands of tourists pass through her home village. Watching her father work with trekkers, Pema knew that the industry offered good jobs that could support a family and allow her to meet people from all over the world. Inspired by these opportunities, Pema began working as a lead guide in 2007 and has since led treks in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Helambu Regions. During her time as a trekking guide she has enjoyed visiting many beautiful places and has gained friends from all over the world. She enjoys teaching others about her own Sherpa (and Nepali) culture while at the same time learning about her client’s culture and home country. Pema says “I have been loving my job and I will continue [as long as] I have energy.” When not trekking in the mountains, Pema enjoys studying English, visiting new places, reading, and watching travel documentaries. Pema is a self-described, “energetic, talkative, responsible, hardworking, female trekking guide.” She looks forward to sharing her country and culture with you.
An outdoor enthusiast, Dikki is a climber as well as trekker. She has summited Ramdhung (5900 m), Mera (6,461 m), and Manaslu (8163 m) Peaks. She has extensive training in mountain climbing, trekking, and first aid, completing courses in Basic and Advanced Mountaineering, Level One Rock Climbing, Mountain Leader Training, First Aid as well as Trekking Guide Training. In addition to her climbing accomplishments she has lead treks in Everest, Annapurana, Langtang, and Manaslu regions.
Growing up in Lukla, site of the closest airport to Mt. Everest, Pemba was familiar with trekking and climbing from an early age. In 2016, her love of travel and interest in learning about other cultures and places lead her to become a certified trekking guide. She has since worked in both the Khumbu (Everest) and Annapurna regions. When not in the mountains Pemba likes to travel with friends, dance, sing, and read books. She describes herself as a healthy, young, honest, intelligent, friendly, helpful, and educated girl.
Dipa is from Taksindu, in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Dipa first began working as an assistant guide in 2010. During this time, she became fascinated by the beauty and diversity of Nepal’s nature, cultures, languages, food, and people. Dipa’s desire to share her amazing country with the tourists who visit motivates her as a trekking guide. She has led treks in Annapurna, Mustang, Solu, and Khumbu (Everest) regions of Nepal. When not working, Dipa enjoys rock climbing and participating in social work projects in her community. She also wants you to know she is a good singer.
Diku is originally from Kerung village in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. She has completed trekking guide training and has led treks and guided in Nepal since 2012. She has led treks in the Khumbu (Everest), Langtang, and Annapurna Regions. When not in the mountains she likes to relax and read the paper. Diku enjoys learning new things and meeting new people.
Phurwa is from the solukhumbu district of Nepal, home to the highest mountains in the world. Trekking is a family business for Phurwa, she has been working in the industry since 2012, before getting her trekking license she assisted her uncle and other relatives with their treks. After completing her trekking guide training, she has lead treks in Khumbu (Everest) and Annapurna Regions. Phurwa loves to visit new places and finds working as trekking guide allows her to see and experience the diverse culture of her own country as well as learning about the culture of her foreign clients. When not leading treks Phurwa is studying to complete her bachlor’s degree, she is also studying German.
Sandy is from the historic city of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley. Her lover of traveling, exploring new places, and adventure has led her to become a trekking guide. She has completed the trekking guide training from the Nepal Mountain Academy and has experience trekking in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. A self declared extravert, Sandy loves music, singing, and sharing her experiences.
Ramita is from Patan and was drawn to becoming a trekking guide through her love of nature and the mountains of Nepal. She started as a cultural guide for Japanese tour groups in 2002. She has guided treks around Pokhara, including Poon Hill. When not in the mountains Ramita enjoys spending time with her family visiting religious sites and singing devotional songs. She is a self-described “friendly, easy-going, down-to-earth” woman who is very dedicated to her work.