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.
Having worked in the trekking sector of Nepal for more than twenty years of my life I have gathered important experiences that allow me to serve the best interests of visitors. Growing in the mountains has made me experience the stunning beauty that this country has to offer and made me conscious of the enormous potential that Nepal has for becoming a top tourist destination. This true potential remains untapped and unknown to many. My job is to make this beauty accessible to all our visitors, in a comfortable and efficient way, free from any disturbances.
As the General Secretary of TAGN, I am willing to do whatever is necessary for the improvement of our tourism sector, for making our voices matter, and for helping people realize the true beauty that Nepal is.
Trekking guide training from Nepal academy of tourism and hotel management (NATHM)
Climbing&mountaneering Training from mountain academy Nepal (MAN)
Wilderness first aid from SOLO
Advance first aid from Nepal disaster and emergency medicine centre (NADEM ,KEEP)
Basic Mountain leaders Course ,
Advance Mountain Leaders Course
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.