Norbu Sherpa founder-expedition-sirdar
The vision to empower the young generation and inspire the benefit of traveling to the people are Norbu’s principal objectives behind the creation of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS..Norbu Sherpa founder-expedition-sirdar
After working two years in the office of a local travel company, his passion for exploring and mountaineering brought him out of the office and he restarted his career as a kitchen boy in Trekking. Thanks to his determination and vision he advanced quite fast, which gave him the opportunity to lead and climb numerous of the highest mountains: Everest, 8848m (8 times), Lhotse, 8546m (1 time), Cho Oyu, 8201m (4 times), Dhaulagiri, 8167m (1 times), Manaslu, 8163m (3 times), Gasherbrum II, 8035m (2 times), Shishapangma,8013m (2 time), Muztagh Ata, 7540m (1 time), Annapurna IX, 7525m (2 times), Peak Lenin, 7135m (1 time), Himlung Himal, 7126m (1 time), Baruntse, 7120m (1 time), Lakpa-Ri, 7063m (2 times), Mount Kun, 7035m (2 times), Ama Dablam, 6856 m (2 times) and many other peaks of 6000 meters in the Himalayas.
In 2008, Norbu Sherpa was one of the actor’s in the movie SHERPA’S The True Hero’s of Mount Everest as a Sirdar for the organization of the Mount Everest expedition. The movie shows the real life of the Sherpa’s while they are on expeditions with clients. Norbu Sherpa figures also in numerous newspapers and magazines from all around the World: The New York Times, SPIEGEL ONLINE, SRF (Swiss TV), DW, watson.ch.
Norbu Sherpa was born in Ghunsa (3800m), Taplejung (Nepal) beneath of the third highest peak of the World, the Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m). After having spent his childhood running after yaks, he was sent to Darjeeling (India), land of tea plantations to attend school and to study. He then traveled around the globe visiting Switzerland, France, China/Tibet, Sichuan, Kirgizstan, India, Pakistan. He speaks fluently various languages: English, Indian, Tibetan, Nepali.
The vision to empower the young generation and inspire the benefit of traveling to the people are Norbu’s principal objectives behind the creation of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS.
Tashi Sherpa manager-guide
Tashi is a dynamic and versatile new generation Sherpa, who has a contemporary worldwide mindset, even though he studied ...Tashi Sherpa manager-guide
Tashi is a dynamic and versatile new generation Sherpa, who has a contemporary worldwide mindset, even though he studied in the fancy Darjeeling in India. He still cherishes the vivid memory of his childhood in the small Ghunsa village at 3600 meters above sea level that is situated in beneath of the third highest peak: Mount Kanchanjunga. During the seven years he was working in the Himalaya, he got many opportunities to travel around the World and to successfully climb some of the biggest mountains like Mount Everest (with Norbu Sherpa), Mount Manaslu and Ama Dablam. Besides climbing, Tashi manages the official work of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS and is one of the significant members of the Team.
Bhupal Dhakal lawyer-advisor
His devotion to tourism kept him enthusiastic to check the legal aspect of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS and encouraged the team...Bhupal Dhakal lawyer-advisor
Calm and kind hearted, Bhupal has seventeen years of experience in the field of tourism sector in Nepal. Bhupal worked in trekking companies from a very young age but parallel he was also preparing his master degree in Law. His devotion to tourism kept him enthusiastic to check the legal aspect of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS and encouraged the team to perform excellent work under the Nepalese law and regulation. Besides travel and legal interests, he can often be found performing meditation and Yoga.
Keyur Lama account-manager
Dedicated and polite but very strict when it comes to the matter of company accounts, Keyur is full of energy and passionate about learning...Keyur Lama account-manager
Dedicated and polite but very strict when it comes to the matter of company accounts, Keyur is full of energy and passionate about learning new things. His curious mind and adventure nature took him for trekking around some exotic parts of Nepal. His experience in working with the Expeditions Operations Association of Nepal gave him some additional skills in the field of tourism in Nepal. Hospitality and personal attention to the Guests are also prime importance for Keyur.
Ang Gelu Sherpa expedition-sirdar
Ang Gelu has more than two-decade experience in guiding around the Himalaya as climbing Sirdar and trekking Guide...Ang Gelu Sherpa expedition-sirdar
Expedition Sirdar, competition Cyclist, trekking Guide and climbing Instructor, one man but with versatile career. Ang Gelu has more than two-decade experience in guiding around the Himalaya as climbing Sirdar and trekking Guide. His legendary climbing proficiency consists of the ascents of Mount Everest from both routes (Nepal and Tibet), Mount Cho-Oyu, Mount Manaslu and many other mountains of Nepal and Tibet. Ang Gelu is also one of the first Himalayan cyclists in Nepal, who took the challenge to bike in the harsh terrain of Mustang and Tibetan plateau. Cycling more than 2000 kilometers from the Indian Ocean (sea level) to the Mount Cho-Oyu Basecamp, with straight climbs of such mountain was the paramount glory of his career.
Mingma Sherpa expedition-sirdar
Mingma Sherpa holds the record among the youngest Everest summiteers these days, he can be considered as one of the strongest Sherpa...Mingma Sherpa expedition-sirdar
Though Mingma Sherpa holds the record among the youngest Everest summiteers these days, he can be considered as one of the strongest Sherpa. During his impressive career in the mountains of the Himalaya, he climbed several times some of the Giants: Everest, K2, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Makalu. His passion for adventure sports has determined him to be a good and vehement Sirdar/Expedition Guide for WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Training and mountaineering workshop are his prime concern. His new goal is to learn skiing and then ski from some of the great mountains of the Himalaya.
Pasang Sherpa expedition-sirdar
Sherpa who have climbed Kanchenjunga three times and two times K2. Beside these two challenging mountains, he summited several times...Pasang Sherpa expedition-sirdar
Honest and straightforward, Pasang Sherpa was born and grew up running on the meadows at the bottom of the third highest peak in the World: Mount Kanchenjunga. From his early age, Pasang dreamed of scaling Mount Kanchanjunga. He did it not once but thrice! He is one of the very few Sherpa who have climbed Kanchenjunga three times and two times K2. Beside these two challenging mountains, he summited several times Mount Everest, Manaslu and Cho-Oyu. His great experience, modest and friendly nature mark him as one of the remarkable Sirdar for WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. His calm and thoughtful professional guidance in the mountain are highly appreciated by our Guests. On 21 May 2016, Pasang Sherpa along with his Guests, Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Zimmermann (founders of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS) were the first people to be on top of Mount Everest.
Gyamtso Lama expedition-sirdar
Versatile talents for climbing Giants like Mount Everest, Cho-Oyu and baking muffins, bread or chocolate cakes in 6000 meters...Gyamtso Lama expedition-sirdar
Gyamcho counts an extensive professional experience in trekking and expeditions around the Himalaya. His versatile talents for climbing Giants like Mount Everest, Cho-Oyu and baking muffins, bread or chocolate cakes in 6000 meters, makes him unique. Gyamcho started his career as an expedition cook (Chef de Kitchen) but gradually his desires to scale big mountains made him abscond cookery and climb high mountains, where he was very successful. Kind, sincere and of hardworking nature, he is a great person as an individual, as well as a worthy team member for WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS.
Sonam Sherpa trekking-guide
Sonam is from Khunde(3840 meters), a small beautiful village in Everest Region just above Namche...Sonam Sherpa trekking-guide
Sonam is from Khunde(3840 meters), a small beautiful village in Everest Region just above Namche. He has earned a Higher Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management. With 12 years of experience in Tourism, Sonam worked as an assistant guide for the couple of years which helped him to be a qualified experienced guide today. Sonam is multilingual – fluent in English and speaks good Chinese & Hindi and his native languages of Nepali and Sherpa.
Bill Thapa transportation-manager
Punctuality is in his nerves. Bill Thapa is WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS transportation manager. He and his team are available at any time..Bill Thapa transportation-manager
Punctuality is inand any place upon our request. Serious, dynamic and hardworking Bill Thapa is also president of the Vehicle Association of the Domestic Airport of Nepal and frequently seen at the International or Domestic Airport of Nepal. As WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Guests it is enough to say the name “WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS” to avoid any misguidance at the Airports in Kathmandu.