Lhakpa Norbu Lama

Lhakpa is born and raised on the laps of the world’s eighth highest mountain Kang Pungen (Mt. Manaslu, 8,163m). He completed his School Leaving Certificate from Tibetan Children’s Village, Gopalpur, Himanchal Pradesh and high school from Tibetan Children’s Village of Bylakupe, Masore (South India). Returning home, he worked as a teacher in Ribhum Monastery of Lho for two years. His fascination in tourism came along with increasing arrival of trekkers and mountain lovers from around the world while he worked in remote village. His first enterprise was cyber café in his own village to gain first-hand experience working with trekkers and adventures. He took a trekking guide training in 2013 to become a certified Himalayan Trekking Guide from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NATHM). He did his first trek with American medical camping group in Tsum. Strong command and safety management are his good strategy to handle the trek. He has done more than 7-8 treks in various trekking region such as Tsum Valley, Manaslu, Annapurna and Rolwaling. His priorities and interests during guiding are safety and punctuality as Nepal is not really popular for the same. In the off-trekking season, he helps his family’s farm work. He is very proud and happy to work as a translator at Tribhuvan University in the winter of 2015. He was assigned as a research assistant to collect field interviews in the post-earthquake in his homeland for the project “Narrating Earthquake” funded by National Science Foundation (NSF). He is a vice-president of Tsum Nubri, a local NGO that is working in re-building school and health posts.