With his cross-cultural & International management experience Chhewang is the driving force behind the Responsible Treks initiative. Chhewang originated from the remote Nyinba Valley, located in Humla, West Nepal where the people are of Tibetan origin. Chhewang believes this rich cultural heritage is what links him with his passion for the mountains. As a young man Chhewang studied hard knowing that the future would take him much further than his small mountain town. After grade 3 he moved to Kathmandu for further studies and then gained his degree in business from a top Indian college. Chhewang has worked in the tourism industry for over 10 years & is now the founder of Responsible Treks. To this day Chhewang remains inspired by the magic of the mountains and its people. He is passionate about both his work & sharing the amazing experiences of Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim& Bhutan with others. Chhewang believes that in addition to his extensive trek-leading and operating experience, it is his close relationship and commitment to the many indigenous communities that gives Responsible Treks its unique signature.
Daniel Mas de Xaxars - Adviser
Sonam N. Lama – Director & Trek Leader
Mr Sonam N. Lama Born in Bargaun-Humla, amidst the Himalayas. He is one of the most passionate and qualified young tourism professional that we have in Nepal today. He knows Mountains well and trekked almost every where in Nepal including the Great Himalaya trails West Section (Simikot-Rara-Dolpo-Mustang) Sonam has completed basic mountaineering and ice climbing training from Khumbu Climbing Center. He is also one of the 1st guide in Nepal to have completed ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association) guide training in Nepal. In addition- Sonam is a licensed guide by the authority of Nepal government. He soon plans to climb Mount Everest. He has been at the helm of Responsible Treks since 2013.
Rikjin Lama - Co-Founder & Senior Trek Leader
Bikram Shamser Kunwar – Accountant/Customer Service
Bikram is a graduated in commerce. He joined responsible treks in 2012 and since then he is ever present . He is in charge of all the financial aspects of our company. His flexibilty , good sense of humour and in love with numbers makes him great part of Rt Team.
Kunchok Nima – General Manager
Rinzin Phunjok Lama – Sustainable Manager
Rinzin P. Lama is from Humla. He has extensively traveled throughout Himalayas.Mr. Lama received scholarship from WWF Nepal to pursue his B.Sc. Forestry at the Institute of Forestry Pokhara. He completed a six month long training program in leadership and restoration ecology with non-profit organization EarthCorps based in Seattle, USA. Meanwhile, he is leading field project on Pallas's cat Research and Conservation in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal and Snow Leopard Research and Conservation Project in Humla & Manang district. Curently he is pursuing his M.Sc. at the J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology at Georg-August- Universität Göttingen, Germany.Rinzin will be leading our life time conservation related trips, whilst developing & sharing his insight & knowledge of local flora and fauna.
Pemba Gyaltsen Sherpa- Trekking/Mountaineering Guide
One of our best guide, Pemba Sherpa hails from Phortse in Khumbu Region. He started his guiding career in 2010 and since then he has never stopped exploring mountains. Mr. Sherpa is a government licensed Guide who has as TWICE climbed Mt.Everest and numerous high peaks. He is wilderness first-aid trained. He loves climbing and also he is trained with ice and mountaineering.
Tseten Dolma – Receptionist
Tseten is also from Humla. She is very dedicated and enthusiatic employee of our company. She has highly charismatic , pleasant and prefessional demeanor. Most importantly , she has excellent communication and customer service skill having a profound ability of giving front desk service in a fast paced environment. She is highly skilled in supporting the producvity of the office through filing , ansering calls, greetings guests and ordering supllies
Dawa Singhi Hyolmo– Guide
Originating from Helambu(Langtang Region). He is tourism graduate and trained guide. Mr. Dawa is also a government licensed Guide . His smile, big heart, wonderful sense of hospitality and friendliness is certain to swoon all who travel with him. He has also climbed many peaks .
Thinley N Lama – Guide
Thinley is one our most interesting guide He is trained government licensed Guide . Beside trekking , he is also very talented singer . So while he is not in mountains you will find him singing in some reputed restaurant or bar
Chhiring T. Lama - Guide
Chirring is from Humla. He is also trained government licensed Guide .He was been working with us for last 4 years. He is our special guide for Annapurna areas ; Annapurna Base camp and Annapurna Circuit
Here at Responsible Treks our guides are our biggest asset. They are responsible for the successful delivery of our trips and the enjoyment and safety of our clients, whether in the mountains, the city, the jungle or on the river. All our mountain guides are carefully chosen. They are safety conscious and are trained in high altitude sickness and emergency protocol. They play an important role in the liaison between client and culture, providing useful insights into the Nepali way of life. All guides are licensed by the government and are trained in responsible travel, first aid and high altitude sickness.