Our Team & Leaders

Soul Himalaya Team

We Are A Team Of Professionals Who Share A Common Devotion To The Outdoors And Are Committed To World Travel.

We have a team of highly skilled and experienced people with all having extensive knowledge of guiding trekking, adventure tourism and culture. The minimum years of experience of any of our guides in our company is no less than 20 years and we are fluent in English with French and German speaking guides. We will work with you to develop the travel experience you have always dreamt of, whether a private trip or as part of a group. We will guide you not only through the mountains but also through the whole process of building your dream trip, supporting you at each step, culminating in an adventure that will connect you to the people and places of Nepal. We take pride in treating our customers as our guests - you will feel that you have been invited into our Sherpa family. So, when you are enjoying your trip and having a wonderful time you are also providing a valuable contribution to local communities. Though most people you will meet in Nepal are friendly and helpful, we work tirelessly to ensure that you will have the best experience within our company as well.

Chairman And Leader & Tour Leader

Karma Sherpa

Namaste from Nepal! From my very childhood I have always been fascinated by the wonderful beauty of Nepal. I have been fortunate to explore these majestic landscapes working as a porter, cook, and now mountain leader. My travelling experience abroad includes Thailand, France, Tibet, Switzerland, Bangladesh and India. I am fluent in French, Hindi, Sherpa and English languages. I started my trekking career in 1990 and have ascended more than 35 peaks all over Nepal and India. My deep connection with these mountains has also generated a deep concern and moral responsibility to help others.  I participate in a variety of welfare activities via more than a dozen NGOs. I am member of organizations like Trekking Guide Association of Nepal (TGAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), and Nepal Sher...

Karma Sherpa
Managing Director & Tour Leader

Pemba Sherpa

Pemba Sherpa was born in 1985 AD in a remote of Okhaldunga District. Flourishing in a Mountainous Region,mountains have always been a feature in Pemba's survival.Walking through dense forest for hours he attempted his school from age of seven till age of twelve. Being a boy of a small rural area of Himalaya, his childhood came to the end by rearing cattles as schools were distant from his village. At his early sixteen he sets off his career in trekking sector;Starting his journey as a porter then steadily as a mountain guide and a group leader within his 20 years of trekking experience.In his long run capability, he has also been employed in Huwans Clubaventure, UCPA, CA Voyage and Atalante.Along with trekking he has also been able to travel and acquire experience being abroad, in the last two deca...

Pemba Sherpa
International Communication Manager

Nabita Thapa

Nabita Thapa is a member of Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours and an experienced marketeer. Driven by motivation, she takes pride in providing the best possible experiences for customers. Overseeing international tour communication, her goals include collecting and consolidating knowledge of itinerary to effectively sell and run excursions and marketing tours effectively using any promotional tools available. Her journey began in 1998 when she graduated from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu with a BA Honours in Humanities – Culture and English. With an eagerness and excitement to travel the world and discover new places, it led her into the cruise industry. Nabita’s passion can be traced back to 2001, where she spent a significant 19 years working with the Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. Starti...

Nabita Thapa
Manager (M)

Kabin Rai

Mr.Kebin Rai is originally from Solukhumbu District of Himalayan Region; Currently employed as a trekking guide. He has 15 years of working experience with travelers around globe and is capable to speak English, Nepali, Hindi, Spanish along with his native language Rai. In his long run contribution towards tourism sector, he is also a part of Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours with the motive to bring positive changes in the trekking sector.       Trainings & Guiding  Experince  12 years Outdoors Experience like Trekking, Hiking, adventures activities in Nepal ;Outdoors Backpacking  Trekking guide training from government of Nepal  Climbing&mountaineering Training from mountain academy Nepal (MAN) Advance Backpacking Training Completed from Leave No Tr...

Kabin Rai
Mountain Leader

Sarki Sherpa (Samten Hoser)

Sarki Sherpa is an enthusiastic outdoor educator with extensive knowledge and experience of the adventure tourism in Nepal. Born in Okhaldunga, located at the Mt Everest region, he grew up in the foothills of the Nepali Himalayas. Growing up with the Himalayas, these Himalaya ranges become so close to him that he started dreaming his entire life spending on the lap of nature. His passion for outdoor life continued with his age. Following his passion to live with the Himalayas, he started working in adventure tourism — trekking and travel — after his graduation. Along with this, he started getting several opportunities to lead lots of trekking trips of Nepal's pristine mountain and foothill walk and trek and climb the country's majestic peaks. However, his passion for learning more to get...

Sarki Sherpa (Samten Hoser)
Advisory Board Member,France& International Moutain Leader(UIMLA)

Patrice Gnecchi

Hello there, with more than 28 years of experience of practice in various mountain sports (climbing, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, treks, etc.), I can proudly assert that I have been one of the happiest person to live in this planet for a very long time now. I live in France (2 RUE DU MONTENY 25560 BULLE) but I have travelled a lot of countries and made a lot of friends all over the globe. I am an instructor in Ski Mountaineering FFME and an instructor in Snow and Avalanche Initiator Mountaineering FFME. I have ascended more than 600 peaks till now, peaks all over the globe, in the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas (my personal favourites) , the Atlas and others.   Being an advisory board member in this wonderful company is an absolute honor for I find the people involved with this company to...

Patrice Gnecchi
Advisory Board Member From UK &Moutain Leader

Michael Cornfield

Michael Cornfield is a professional mountain leader  from the U.K. We are profoundly honored to have him as our advisory board member. His help for our company has been phenomenal in making our company hold substantial grounds among people all over the world. He also runs a trekking company in his home country, the U.K. If anyone from the U.K. are planning to come and visit Nepal, he will be just the right person to talk to.     

Michael Cornfield
Expedition Leader

Dendi Sherpa

Born in 1974 in Okhaldhunga Dendi started his career in 1998 as kitchen boy in Asian Trekking Company in Nepal. One year later he was promoted to assistant guide and performed his job outstandingly. His first attempt of climbing Pisang peak (6091m) in 2001 was successful which encouraged him in the mountaineering profession.  His steps towards the adventure also supported him to earn his life better. In the following years he continued climbing peaks like Mera peak (6476 m), Iceland peak (6189 m)etc.  He joined in American mission of Everest Discovery Expedition in 2003 and performed the excellent job at Everest base camp.  In spring 2004, with the Eco Everest Expedition team,  he crossed the Hilary steps and made up to the camp- 4 (8300m) performing the duties as food manager. &...

Dendi Sherpa
Expedition Leader

Phula Sherpa

Mr.Phula is originally from  okhaldunga District,he Currently employed as a Treking and moutaineering Guide  in soul himalaya treks. He has 15 years of working experience with travelers around globe and is capable to speak English, Nepali, Hindi, Spanish along with his native language Sherpas. In his long run contribution towards tourism sector, he is also a part of Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours with the motive to bring positive changes in theMoutainand  Trekking sector.In all these years he has participated in several training programmes under the Ministry of Tourism, Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) & Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) which has made him one of the most experienced and well-trained trekking guide of Nepal. In all these years he has guided numerous...

Phula Sherpa
Advisory Board Member From Norway

Torstein Harildstad

Coming straight from Norway, Torstein is an advisory board member of our company for which we are immensely proud of ourselves for having him in our team. He has provided a significant contribution to the development and promotion of the tourism sector in Nepal. Ascending a lot of peaks here in Nepal and in various countries abroad, he is truly an epitome of an adventurous soul in the 21st century and a model of inspiration to anyone who has an interest in living a life filled with joy, fun and adventure. We are extremely happy to have him in our team.   Torstein harildstad +4790826019 Email:torstein@chairos.no

Torstein Harildstad
Trekking Guide

Pema Sherpa

Pema Sherpa
Trekking Guide

Pemba Sherpa

Hi I’m Ang Nawang Sherpa . I was born in the Everest region which is east part of Nepal. Basically, I am a calm person. I’m passionate about trekking and hiking and calimbing. I am a professional trekking guide. I have been working as a trekking guide since 2010. Working as a trekking as trekking guide for more or less over 12 years, in National and International companey, until this period I got lots of knowledge about topography and flora and fauna and different culture of Nepal. I have traveled extensively throughout Nepal and Tibet. I try to always make my clients comfortable and happy, that’s is my motto too. So if you would like to know more about me, please read our website and look for more reviews from my previous clients.

Pemba Sherpa

KHEM MAJI

KHEM MAJI
blogging adventures

Guillaume Sanchez

29 years old, Guillaume has been spending the last 10 years developing his techniques as a visual storyteller. From docu-series, to blogging adventures, with the occasional corporate teaser, Guillaume had the privilege of producing content in many different forms, striving to dive deep into people's stories and bring the best out of them. In 2018, he produced a short series in Nepal and in collaboration with Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours. https://youtu.be/UdJnTBFYVRI  

Guillaume Sanchez
Community Projects Manager

Kedar Binod Pandy

Born in 1967, I got a bachelor degree from Tribhuwan University in 1992. I worked for action Dolpo, a French humanitarian project, in a remote area of Dolpo. I founded Crystal Mountain School and coordinated the project for more than two decades. After helping many students get their bachelor degree, I handed over my responsibility to my own alumni and stepped down from the project.  My heart reached out to the ethnic Dolpo society, where I remained for the prime time of my life.  Living in Dolpo, I became familiar with many of the trekking roots of the area and acquired knowledge of the different customs and tradition of the Dolpo indigenous society.  I have a wide travel experience in Nepal and visited Europe many times. My mother language is Nepali, I am also fluent in English and...

Kedar Binod Pandy