KARMA SHERPA

C.E.O. & Trek Leader

Karma Sherpa grew up in the Mount Everest region in Nepal called Teksindu. He has guided treks and expeditions since 1995 through numerous reputable companies. Karma's 15 years of experience has given him a solid understanding of the guiding, restaurant, hospitality, and trekking industries.

Karma will ensure that your treks, meals and lodging are as enjoyable as possible. He has lived in the U.S. for many years so he is fluent in English, Sherpa, and Nepalese. He has worked for Colorado's Outward Bound course in Nepal. He understands both eastern and western cultures, a trait not matched by many other company guides. Karma has worked in the restaurant industry so he knows how to cook traditional Sherpa meals in ways that make them delicious for all palates. He creates healthy and delicious meals daily for all to enjoy.

Karma ensures that each trip will give people an opportunity to see both local living and local customs. Karma enjoys teaching others about local Sherpa and Tibetan history, culture, as well as effective outdoor skills so that they can truly enjoy nature's beauty. Karma is a friendly, skilled, and attentive guide who will ensure your trip is a wonderful once in a lifetime experience!

Laurie Normandeau

Boulder, Co.

Laurie has been guiding and instructing in the outdoor industry since 2003. She’s an instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School leading educational wilderness trips, a climbing instructor at Boulder Rock Club, an instructor for the Youth Education Program of the Colorado Mountain Club, CrossFit Coach and Yoga Teacher.

Laurie and Karma Sherpa founded the Good Karma Trek in 2013 and she co-leads with the guides from Sherpa Mountain Adventures in Nepal.

Since 2004, she has been climbing the world’s highest peaks and has dedicated herself to a project called the Power of Seven which raises critical funds for cancer research. She has climbed over 100,000 vertical feet and raised over $80,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She has traveled to six continents and has climbed five of the famous “Seven Summits”.

Certifications: AAI Mountaineering School, CWA Rock Climbing Instructor, CrossFit Coach, YogaFit Teacher, NOLS Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid Trainer, CPR, First Aid.

Kevin Donovan

Arvada, Colorado

Kevin is a volunteer climbing and trekking instructor with the Texas Mountaineers, Colorado Mountain Club and Ouray Ice Park Ice Festival and is a long term member of the American Alpine Club.

In 2001, he summited Mera Peak in Nepal and made an attempt at Mount Everest in 2004. He has climbed all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 ft. peaks. In 2011, he worked with Hike for Help Nepal to provide school supplies, trail maintenance and improvements to the remote village of Syangma.

Certifications: Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED.

www.kevindonovan.com

PASANG SHERPA

Trekking Guide

Pasang Sherpa was born in Chulemu village of Mt Everest region. He worked for many years in tourism industry as assistant guide. He brings with him expansive experience and willingness to assist the visitors with professionalism and dedicated service. He has genuine interest to visiting different places, trekking & mountaineering. His specialization is in trekking and has in–depth knowledge about the culture and history of Nepal. Having travelled almost all parts of Nepal, he has acquired boundless information about inner Nepal. His friendliness and hospitability definitely make your visit to Nepal a memorable one.

ANG BABU SHERPA

Trekking Guide

Ang Babu Sherpa is a local resident in the Everest region. He began guiding in 1991. He has gained extensive knowledge working the last 19 years in the guiding field. He is fluent in English, Sherpa, and Nepalese. His vast experience allows to us to provide our clients with the best service and trip safety in Nepal. He is very familiar with the region, local peoples, and loves to tell stories about each place visited. Ang Babu will make sure trip is more than tourism, making it an unforgettable once in the lifetime adventure. Ang Babu is well loved for his attentiveness, encouragement, and great smile.

Ngima Sherpa

Guide

Ngima Sherpa is a local resident in the Everest region. He has been working in the tourism industry for over 20 years and has gained extensive knowledge while working in the trekking field. He speaks English, Sherpa, and Nepalese. His vast experience allows us to provide our clients with the very best service and trip safety in Nepal. Ngima is well loved for his attentiveness, his encouragement, kindness and his great smile. He is very familiar with the region and the people; and he often tells local stories about each place that is visited. Ngima will ensure that your trip is more than just tourism, making it an unforgettable experience and a once in a lifetime adventure in Nepal.

Ang Chhiri Sherpa

Guide

Ang Chhiri Sherpa is a highly experienced local guide who was born and raised in Taksindu Village, located in the southern part of Mt. Everest, Nepal. Having many years of work experience in the trekking and climbing field, he brings with him a willingness to assist the visitors with professionalism and dedicated services. He has a genuine interest in travel and loves to visit many different places to trek, as well as mountaineer. He specializes in trekking and has in–depth knowledge about the culture and history of Nepal. Having travelled to almost all parts of Nepal, he has acquired a vast amount of information about inner Nepal. His friendliness and hospitability will make your visit to Nepal a memorable and fantastic one.

Tsering Wongdu Sherpa

Guide

Tsering Wongdu Sherpa got an early start on the trail, and brings many years of professional experience guiding throughout the Himalaya. His warm spirit and charming personality have made him a favorite among travelers and staff as well. Hiking amidst these extraordinary peaks with Chhring Wongdu is an absolute treat. He is also a talented photographer and loves to share his photos, his stories and the local culture with each trekker. His kind nature and sense of humor will make your journey unforgettable.