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Norbu Sherpa

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Kathmandu, Mustang Region, Nepal

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Guiding Experience

    9 years

  • Languages

    English, Nepalese, Tibetan

Guide Bio

Norbu Sherpa had a surprising journey to this travel business;

After working 2 years in the office of a local travel company, his passion for exploring and mountaineering brought him out of the office, restarting 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.

In 2008, Norbu Sherpa was one of the actors in the movie “Sherpa’s: The true Heroes of Mount Everest”, as a Sardar 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 has also been 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 the third highest peak in 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 travelled around the globe visiting Switzerland, France, China/Tibet, Sichuan, Kirgizstan, India, Pakistan. He speaks fluently various languages: English, Indian, Tibetan, Nepali.

The concept of fair business practice and to bring change inspired Norbu Sherpa to start his own company.

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