Our Nepal guides and office staff
We partner with Expedition Himalaya for most of our Nepal operations
Great staff are the key and the success of our exploratory treks, in particular, is because of our hard-working staff and porters.
We started working with Dawa in 1999 and haven't looked back and I (Jamie) have shared summits and adventures with every guide and cook, many of whom first came along as trek sherpas and kitchen hands. Between us, we have well over 100x 8000m summits (and no injuries or deaths).
2018: Expedition Himalaya office staff and around half the guides, the older half!
Here are a few guide profiles, more to come sometime:
Jamie and Bali at the end of our 2015 GHT Wild West trek
Probably more impressive than climbing Everest (which he has) is being Camp 2 cook on Everest, Tawa has risen from cook to guide.
2009 Tawa cooking after the crazy wind at the Mera La "hotel" - Jamie
2010 Bire with the Mustang and Saribung Wild awesome team
2006: Dawa enjoying a tungba in the Kanchenjunga region - Jamie
Bali's brother, who has accompanied us on many of the most challenging treks, and as a trek sherpa has occasionally carried big loads to save the day.
Aiteram Lopchan - guide and trek sherpa
Trek and expedition memories
Here is a taster of a few of the expeditions and treks we have shared together.
2016 Upper Dolpo Magic - Bali, Aiteram, Tawa and Pasang - Jamie
2008 Everest, our team L-R:
Sarki (cook, BC manager), Sonam (new kitchen crew) Dawa (sirdar), Jangbu, Pasang Gombu, Kami, Da'Ongchhu, Tawa (C2 cook), Jamie, Raphael, Nima Tenzi, Andy, Gina, Anselm, James
And on the other side of the chotar: Nawang Geden, David, Pasang Gyelu, Mindu, Tarke, Mingma Lhakpa (kitchen) and Chewang Palden, missing Namgyal
2006 PH Everest summit L-R: Chewang Palden, Pasang Gomba, Kami Dorje, behind standing Anne, Dawa Gelje, Mindu, Tarke
2006 Kanchen Gola Wild and Kanchenjunga Double Magic teams with Glen and Jane - Jamie
Our 2006 Kanchen Gola Exploratory trek team at the end
2005: Standing L-R: Bal Bahadur (porter leader), Pasang (sherpa-cook), Bir Bagh
(sherpa), Dawa Gelje (sirdar), John SS, Da'Yula (sherpa-sirdar), Natasha, Niels, Alphonse, Dallas C, Jerry C.
Lower row: Pasang (kitchen), Namgyal (sirdar-leader), Zangbu (sherpa), Pik C, Gerardo, Rachel, Megan, John, Mike, Ornella, Jamie, Andrew