Our Team & Leaders

Soul Himalaya Team & Leaders

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

As a team of professionals with common devotion towards travel, we are dedicated to providing a trekking experience that is equally safe and thrilling. Whether a private trip or as a group, we work together with you in every step of creating a travel experience that is right for you. Our wide range of customizable activities and services ensure that there is something for everyone. As firm practitioners of sustainable and responsible tourism, every part of your journey with us is planned consciously and cautiously. So, while you are immersing in the natural beauty and the exquisite culture of Nepal, you are also giving something back to its people. Read more to know about us and join us for a memorable and meaningful adventure of a lifetime.   

Chairman And Leader & Tour Leader

Karma Sherpa

Working as a mountain leader and chairman of Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours, Karma Sherpa is a conscious and dedicated mountain leader. Starting his trekking career in 1990, he has ascended more than 35 peaks throughout Nepal and India. His traveling experiences extend across many boundaries including Thailand, France, Tibet, Switzerland, Bangladesh, and India. Carrying a passion for travel from a young age, he has worked as a porter, a cook, and now a mountain leader. He shares a deep connection with the mountains and the people there and this bond can be seen vividly in his actions. An active member of several organizations and countless welfare activities, he always believes in giving back to his county and its people.   Training & Guiding Experience 30 years of Outdoors Experience i...

Karma Sherpa
Founder Director & Mountain Leader

Sarki Sherpa

Sarki Sherpa is an enthusiastic outdoor educator with extensive knowledge and experience in adventure tourism in Nepal. Growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas, his passion for travel ignited in his hometown- Okhaldhunga. This passion and love have fueled him ever since in his journey to becoming a professional mountain leader and creating his own trekking and adventure company - SoulHimalaya. For Sarki, even after almost 24 years of leading adventure trips, each trip is equally thrilling and exciting as his first. An avid climber, trekker, photographer, and outdoor educator, his enthusiasm for trekking and his thirst for learning are truly commendable.   Recognized as a qualified instructor for the Nepal Mountaineering Leadership (NML) course.   Trekking guide training...

Sarki 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
operation manager & Expedition Leader

Dendi Sherpa

With years of experience as a mountain leader and an expedition chef, Dendi Sherpa is the operation manager and expedition leader here at Soul Himalaya Treks and Travel. Born in 1974 in Okhaldhunga, he began his career working as a kitchen boy for an Asian Trekking Company and has paved his way ever since to become a certified mountain leader. Whether it be his first ascent at the Pisang peak in 2001 or his summit of Mt. Everest in 2006, each experience is equally memorable and meaningful for him. He has guided treks in Nepal, Tibet, and India and has traveled to countries like Tibet, India, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. His unwavering passion and enthusiasm for trekking and travel drive him to always strive for the better.    Training & Guiding Experience 18 year...

Dendi 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
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 be one o...

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

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
Experienced Mountain Guide

Phurdawa Sherpa

Mr. Phurdawa Sherpa is an experienced mountaineering guide in the sense that he has been in the tourism industry for the past 25 years. Due to his bountiful familiarity in the mountains, he is well-informed and extremely mindful about most of the mountains in the country and abroad, along with the ethnicities living in the nearby villages, their culture and traditions. Phurdawa Sherpa has been very tight to the Himalayas and he adores the feeling of being among the snow-capped peaks. Although he did not finish his high school; he has mastered language skills in English, Hindi, and Sherpa. Phurdawa sherpa has crossed broadly throughout the trekking and mountaineering regions of Nepal. To honour  his mountaineering as well as personal capacities, he participated in numerous training program...

Phurdawa Sherpa
Mountain Guide

Mr. Pemba Sherpa

Mr. Pemba Sherpa is an experienced  Trekking, Peak-climbing & mountaineering guide in the sense that he has been in the tourism sectors for the past 18 years.He climbed multiple mountains in Nepal. Even after being in this career for a long time and taking part in innumerable expeditions, nothing has dominated his determination  for mountaineering. Mr. Pemba Sherpa is professional with an impressive record of over 18 years of helping people to reach mountain peaks and survive long mountain tracks. Due to his bountiful familiarity in the mountains, he is well-informed and extremely mindful about most of the mountains in the country and abroad, along with the ethnicities living in the nearby villages, their culture and traditions. Sherpa has been very tight to the Himalayas and he adores...

Mr. Pemba 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
office assistance &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
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
Female Trek Leader

Ang Diku Sherpa

Meet Ang Diku Sherpa  My name is Ang Diku Sherpa Tashidelek. I am from the Kerung village in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal.   Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a trekking guide. Now, as Soul Himalaya Treks & Tours newest, and first, female guide, it is my desire to show others, from around the globe, the true beauty and essence of Nepal, and an intimate connection to our stunning and mighty mountains.  I started my career as an assistant guide in the Sherpa Society. For the past 15 years, I have worked as a certified professional trekking guide. I have the skills and experience to lead you, having certified in comprehensive trainings in rock climbing, basic rescue, and trekking leadership. I have traveled and trekked throughout Nepal, Europe & India, and a...

Ang Diku Sherpa
Trekking Guide

Upendra Sunuwar

Upendra Sunuwar has been a trekking guide in our Saul Himalaya Trek & Tours for a long time. He has been an excellent trekking guide for the past 10 years worked as a guide. Born in Okhaldunga Patle 1, Sunuwar is an honest and very diligent person. He has done primary-level teaching from Patle High School and although Sunuwar's goal was to become a sportsman, he says that he had to change over time to become a trekking guide. Sunuwar had worked in a factory in Malaysia for three years before this closure, and now Sunuwar has decided to do something in Nepal. Sunuwar wants to travel to new trekking destinations and countries. He is also a member of the ex-students foundation.

Upendra Sunuwar
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