Pema Nurbu Lama is from Paaro village of Tsum. His mother and younger brother live there with high-altitude farming, medicinal plants harvesting and meditation. Pema studied his five-year schooling from local school and then received School Leaving Certificate (SLC) from Kathmandu.
Karma Rapke Lama is from Ngak village of Tsum. He did Buddhist studies from south India. He is the eldest son among his other 3 brothers. He likes to walk and chat with locals while helping trekkers interprating local culture.
Chhiring Tashi Lama is from Pangdun village of Tsum. He has been working in mountain tourism since 12 years with many other trekking agencies. He recently joined as one of the senior trekking guide for Tsum Valley Home Stay.
Tsering Bhuti Lama is originally from Paaro village of Tsum. After her basic education from local school, she enrolled in Buddha Academy for high school.
Dhawa Gyanjen Lama is from Burji (Burtse) of Tsum just in the middle of two famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites: Milarepa cave to the eastern rugged mountain in stone’s throw and Tsum’s largest Rachen Nunnery to the west.
Nurbu Lama is one of the senior guide from Tsum Chhokangparo village, his father a salt and leather trader sent him to school for about 3 years.
Lhakpa Sherpa has been working with us since 2010; he guided trekkers from Europe, the North America, Australia and Singapore. Before he used to guide Japanese trekkers in Everest region extensively.
Dawa Tenzing Lama is from Chhokang village of Tsum. He went to local school and later in India for Buddhist education. So, he has good linguistic skills in Tibetan, English and Nepali. Besides he speaks Tsumpa to interact with locals.
Ang Tsering Lama hails from Laar village of Tsum. He has guided number of trekkers from Switzerland, Germany, The United States, England to name but a few. He learned English language while he pursued high school education in Kathmandu.
Namgyal Ngodup is from Chhokang-paro village of Upper Tsum. Having his good aptitude in primary education in local school, he secured an opportunity for high-school education in Namgyal Boarding School in Kathmandu. He holds a bachelor degree in social science.
Deutman Tamang is from Okhaldunga district of eastern Nepal, a neighbouring district of Everest region. He worked with us as a porter (supporter, helper) since 2010, his long experience with trekkers in the mountain made his guide training easier and now become a licensed to lead the treks.
Ajay Gurung belongs to the lowlands Gurung village of Thumi where the daylong bus and jeep journey ends. From here, you technically start your walk.
Chhiring Phunjo Lama is born at an altitude of 3100 meter from mean sea level. His natal hometown Ngakyu lies along ancient salt-trade route to Tibet. Being a middle child, he was brought to monastic institution for Buddhist studies until 25 years of age.
Nyima Samdup is born in Deng Village of Kutang region. He has completed his School Leaving Certificate from Manjughoksha Academy. As being an eldest child, he has a greater responsibility on his shoulder for his family.
Lhakpa is born and raised on the laps of the world’s eighth highest mountain Kang Pungen (Mt. Manaslu, 8,163m).