All of our listed Nepali trekking guides are government licensed.
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.
Lali (whose friends call her Laxmi) is originally from Panyu, a village west of Pokhara. She is both a trekking and sightseeing guide throughout Nepal. Laxmi has led many treks around the Annapurna mountains near her home including the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, and Khopra Danda. In addition to treks in the Annapurna Region she has also led treks in the Langtang, and Everest Regions of Nepal. As a single mother, Laxmi doesn’t have a lot of free time but she also manages to study her master’s degree in English in Pokhara. She likes being a trekking since it allows her to “visit different beautiful, historical places, cultural and geographical place with clients…” and to “meet different peoples from different places all over the world.”
Previous Treks with Sherpana
Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp, via Kal Tal, and via Punggen Gompa
Khaman is originally from Lamjung region of Nepal, west of Pokhara. Since becoming a trekking guide, he has led many treks around the Annapurna region of Nepal, including Upper Mustang, Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, and Around Annapurna. In addition to the treks near his home, Khaman has also led treks in the Everest Region of Nepal. Khaman enjoys learning languages and he speaks a lot of them. He is also a licenced city guide and leads sightseeing trips around Pokhara.
Nirmala is from Pokhara, a beautiful Nepali city on the shore of Phewa Lake beneath the high mountains of the Annapurna 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 and sightseeing in the Pokhara Valley and city tours of Pokhara. In 2018, Nirmala got her official Pokhara City guide license after completing a course from Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management.
Subash is originally from Lumle a village in the foothills of the Annapurna Range northwest of Pokhara. After completing his trekking guide training has led treks in the mountains of the Annapurna region surrounding his home. He describes himself as “a helpful person who loves peace” and likes to help his clients “explore typical Nepali culture, traditions, history, food and more.” When not guiding Subash in enjoys pursing his interests in “singing, dancing, art and craft, literature, social work and more.”
Bimal is form Tikot a village not far from Poon Hill in the hills beneath the Annapurna Range. He has completed training as a trekking guide and led treks in the mountains and hills around his village including Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill, Mohare Dana, Khopra Ridge, and the Parbat Eco-Trek ( Annapurna Dhaulagiri trail). When not leading treks Bimal enjoys playing the guitar and welcomes tourist to his own homestay.
Rajkumar is from Tikot a village in the hills beneath the towering Annapurna Range. He began guiding in the mountains around his home in 2012. Rajkumar has since lead treks throughout the Annapurna Region including: Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary), Ghorepani (Poon Hill), Khopra Danda, Mohare Danda, and the Myagdi Parbat Eco-Trek (Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trail). When not in the mountains, Rajkumar enjoys playing basketball, reading books, and working on the family farm.
Previous Treks with Sherpana
Community Trail to Mohare Danda and Khopra Danda
Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda)
Annapurna Sanctuary via Khopra Ridge & Poon Hill
Mahadev is from Pokhara a city that lies beneath the towering Annapurna Range. He began working in the trekking industry as a porter and quickly moved up to become an assistant guide and now a guide. He is licensed as both a Pokhara city guide and a trekking guide. He has extensive experice in the treks around his home city of Pokhara in the Annapurna region, as well Upper Mustang and Dhaulagiri. Mahadeve says “I love to enjoy nature, make the new friends, and exchange the culture with them. So trekking is not only the job it is a passion of my life.”
Subas, whose friends call him “Smile”, is originally from the village of Pattale in Solukumbu region of Nepal, but he now lives in Pokhara. Subas has been working in the tourism industry since 2008 first as a porter then as an assistant guide and now as a trekking and city guide. He has completed training courses as a trekking guide, Pokhara city guide, CPR, and is also studying bird watching. During his years as a porter and guide he has trekked all over Nepal including Annapurna, Langtang, Everest, Rara, and Upper Mustang Regions of Nepal. When not guiding Subas enjoys short slow running, dancing, camping, exploring new places, and updating his social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and WeChat).