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 Academy (NMA), and Nepal Sherpa Association.
As mountain leader and chairman of Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours, my aim is to provide the best services for visitors who come to Nepal by using the skills and expertise gathered in more than half a century exploring the Himalayas. Our mission is to create memorable experiences for all who choose our services, while helping the local communities preserves their precious culture and resources.
I am from a village in the Khumbu region and the mountains have always been a feature in my life. I started working in the mountains twenty years ago and since then I have continuously enjoyed all types of trekking and mountain related activities. My experience includes working as a porter, mountain guide and as group leader in Huwans Clubaventure, UCPA, CA Voyage and Atalante. In Soul Himalaya, I am performing as company executive, mountain leader and trekking guide.
In the last two decades I have been able to travel and acquire experience working in other countries. I like to make friends throughout the world and also learn languages. I speak, French, English, Hindi, Nepali, Sherpa (my native) and Tibetan. Recently, I have been working and travelling in Scandinavia. You can know more about me and my life through https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/special/2015/04/sherpa-nepal-avalanche
What makes our company different from the rest is that we treat our customers as guests to our Sherpa family. We welcome you to visit Nepal with Soul Himalaya Treks, and I assure you that we will exceed your expectations.
Sarki has worked in trekking for more than twenty years and gathered experiences and skills to serve the best interests of visitors, specially qualified for emergency management. He worked in the international company Bamboo, as Mountain Leader for 3 years. He has guided tourists in many different destinations in Nepal. Apart from being a trekking guide, Sarki is experienced in climbing peaks. He has also completed the Advanced Mountain Leader course from NMA and Wilderness First Responder from National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He is also instructor of the Basic Mountain Leader course for raw guides. Sarki’s involved in TGAN(Trekking Guides Association Nepal) and, as secretary, has been active advocating for the protection and betterment of the industry and the environment.
Trainings & Guiding Experince
22 years Outdoors Experience like Trekking, Hiking, adventures activities in Nepal ;Outdoors Backpacking
Mountain leadership Course instoctors
Trekking guide training from goverment of Nepal
Advance mountain leaders course ,C1C2 and Winter Course (NMA)2017
Nepal Moutaineering Association NMA
Climbing&mountaneering Training from mountain academy Nepal (MAN)
Wilderness First Aid from Traning SOLO
Wilderness Forst Aid Responder from from National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
Basic Resque Traning from Nepal Moutaineering Instoctors Association NMIA
Rock indoctory Traning Basic Reccco Corse Completed From Nepal Mloutaineering Instructors association NMIA
Advance Backpacking Traning Completed from Leave No Trace LNT/WWF
High Altitude Risk Management and Leadership Traning from Nepal Tourism Board NTB
Advisory Board Member,France& International Moutain Leader(UIMLA)
Patrice Gnecchi / Advisory Board Member,France& International Moutain Leader(UIMLA)
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 favourite) , 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 of the most friendly and humble human beings in this entire planet. I enjoy every single second spent with Sarki, Pemba and Karma and I work as hard as possible to help them make other people happy like me as well, for which I suggest anyone going to Nepal to experience Soul Himalaya at least for once because this is what I believe will help everyone make the best out of their time here in Nepal.
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 speak French and Dolpo (Tibetan dialect) as well. I am interested in the interrelationship of trekking tourism, sustainable practices, such as permaculture, and the preservation of the most authentic Nepali cultural diversity.
Torstein Harildstad / Advisory Board Member From Norway
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.
Michael Cornfield / Advisory Board Member From UK &Moutain Leader
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.
NABITA THAPA / INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION MANAGER
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.
Starting off as a Shores Excursion Assistant Manager, she gained experience in tour dispatch and return, back office administration, and developed deep knowledge in itinerary and ports of call. Within 6 years, she was promoted to Shore Excursions Manager where her duties expanded into managing small groups of staff - ensuring correct evaluations and disciplinary action if needed, being responsible for financial operations (e.g. invoices, budget control) and interdepartmental communication onboard.
Now as a seasoned marketeer and experienced excursions manager, Nabita is passionate in advertising the beauty of her homeland. Boasting Nepal’s rich history and culture, she organises sightseeing trips to the beautiful landscapes of Nepal and more adventurous, physical trips such as treks to the iconic Mount Everest Basecamp. After years of travelling the world and gaining precious experiences, she is proud to call Nepal her home and hopes to show its charms to others.
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