All of our listed Nepali trekking guides are government licensed.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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