Sherpa Heritage Trails is registered and affiliated with:
Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation
TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal)
NTB (Nepal Tourism Board)
NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association)
KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project)
NTNC (National Trust for Nature Conservation)
GHT (Great Himalaya Trail – Nepal)
Founder and Managing director
My family roots are in Solukhumbu, Everest region. My career in the trekking-business started when i was very young. First as a porter, and over the years I became Sirdar. I am a fully licensed trekking & expedition guide since 1990. Since 1990 I have done camp- and tea house trekking all over Nepal. I climbed Himalchuli (7893m) being one of the leading climbing Sherpa’s of the expedition. Over the years I led countless expeditions to trekking peaks in Nepal. Most famous peaks are: Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), Lobuche East Peak (6119m), Chulu West Peak (6419m), Pisang Peak (6091m) and Thorung Peak (6144m). I have been trekking & climbing with clients from Jagged Globe (UK), TUI Travel (Germany & The Netherlands), Snowleopard Adventures (The Netherlands), Hauser Exkursionen (Germany), DAV-summit club (Germany) and World Challenge (International).
I have led trips to all corners of The Himalayas with generous humor, reliability, flexibility and safety. I love to show you the beautiful Himalayas and walk on the mountain paths to enjoy the panoramic views. During your stay I would like to share my Nepali culture with you.
I speak English, Sherpa, Hindi, and a few words German and Dutch.
When I am not trekking I like to help to local community. In the Sherpa community I help people to perform our traditional Sherpa culture and rituals for various personal occasions.
For the Tashi Delek foundation I am the volunteer manager in Nepal. With the foundation we support our local farmer community in the Solukhumbu. The main focus is agricultural knowledge and water efficiency. The main goal is making the local community self-sufficient so that they will no longer be dependent on external financial aid.
Co-founder and Office Manager Europe
I have visited Nepal for the first time in 2003. Since then I have visited the Himalaya country quite some times. After each trip, there is a heartfelt desire to return to this beautiful country with the highest mountain peaks and its fascinating culture. In 2019 i started with hiking the Upper Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal. Off course, with the great help of Gomba Sherpa.
In Europe I started as a hiking guide in 2006. After a few years I was officially a licensed and certified guide. Since 2006 I have been guiding tours all over Europe, but mainly in The Alps and the Spanish Sierra Nevada.
I have successfully completed classes about tourism, and completed a program on Sustainable Tourism.
For Sherpa Heritage Trails I have worked on the webdesign and I am maintaining the website. Furtheron I am managing the office in Europe.
I speak English, German and Spanish.
Dawa Sherpa: Climbing and Trekking guide
Dawa was born in the Solukhumbu. Already at a young age he had aspirations to become a trekking and climbing guide. It was soon obvious Dawa has a talent for climbing. At a young age he had already climbed famous trekking peaks Mera Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Pokalde Peak, Saribung and Yala Peak. The past years he has climbed Mount Everest, Lohtse and Ama Dablam.
He has an open and social attitude towards others. That is why he is sharing his high-level expertise and skills to other aspiring Nepali climbers and guides. He is a valued instructor at the Nepal Himalayan Training Centre.
Dawa has completed all mountaineering and rock climbing trainings and courses in Nepal, and is now developing his mountaineering skills with Western courses to become a professional World Mountain guide.
Off course he is also an experienced trekking guide who has done quite some trekkings in all regions of Nepal.
Dawa has travelled several times to various European countries.
He speaks English, French and Hindi.
Jangbu Sherpa: Trekking guide
Jangbu was born in the Solukhumbu. He started his career as porter and over the years he has become an experienced trekking guide. Jangbu has visited all regions of Nepal multiple times. His experience extends to remote regions of Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. Jangbu speaks German very well. Because of his extended experience and language skills he also is a valued guide for the DAV ( Deutscher Alpenverein). Every year he returns to the Alps to work in the mountain huts; keeping up his skills and knowledge of German language and western culture.
Jangbu speaks German and English
Ang Dawa Sherpa: Trekking guide
Ang Dawa has years of experience in trekking and peak climbing in Nepal. Over the years he has become a specialist in the remote Buddhist regions like Mustang, Tsum and Dolpo. During trek in these regions he loves to share information about the local culture and Buddism. Dawa has been to Mustang so many times, that he even speaks the local language. Locals know him very well, and respect him so much they grant him access to remote and closed monasteries.
Ang Dawa speaks English
"Double D" : Porters
DB and Dawa are everyone’s favorite porters during trek in the Everest region. Always cheerful, and supporting to our clients. In the basic teahouses of the Lower Everest region they both can cook you an excellent and tasty meal.
DB and Dawa both speak English
Ang Kaji Sherpa: Trekking guide
Ang Kaji also originates from the Solukhumbu. His experience in the trekking business is impressive. With over 20 years in the trekking business Ang Kaji is one the experienced trekking guides. In his trekking guide career he has been all over Nepal. Ang Kaji loves to share his culture with you. He is a valuable and a professional team member of Sherpa Heritage Trails.
Ang Kaji speaks English
Gyali Sherpa : Trekking guide
Gyali was born in the Solukhumbu. He started his career at a young age. He is a valued trekking guide for Sherpa Heritage Trails because of his perfect language skills in English and Japanese. Gyali has lived and studied in Japan for 4 years and has a good knowledge of understanding Japenese culture. He loves to show you the beautiful trails in Nepal.
Gyali speaks Japanese and English