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. He decided to practice another part of his life as a guide to anyone seeking spiritual quest into the peaceful Himalayan region. He has a son and wife residing in Kathmandu and running a small teashop near Swayambhunath Stupa “monkey temple”. He likes to stop for a cup of butter tea and an opportunity to meet his parents and relatives and show Ngakyu village given him a chance to guide you.
He initiated his trekking line by working as a porter in 2010. With much needed experience and hard work in high altitude, he promoted to Sherpa, a term also used for assistant to guide/sirder. In 2012, he was certified as Himalayan Trekking Guide from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management and SNV Great Himalayan trail project. He led a Canadain group in 2012 to Tsum Valley. Till date, he has successfully guided 13-14 treks in high-Himalayan trekking regions including Upper Dolpa, Langtang, Upper Mustang, Manaslu while also working with different trekking agencies.