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Ang Tshering Sherpa during treking Ang Tshering Sherpa during treking

Ang Tshering Sherpa is the senior manager and principal trek leader of Keep Walking Nepal, having joined with his brother Ang Ngima Sherpa in joint ownership of the company.

Having become a Sardar (guide) early in his career, Ang Tshering has now been a senior leader in the Nepali trekking industry for over 24 years. He has actively led over 100 treks of varying lengths and difficulty levels throughout Nepal and Tibet for an international trekking company during the past 15 years. His significant knowledge base, leadership, medical and language skills have been sought after by a number of foreign private schools and NGO organisations, resulting in his organising and leading a variety of specialist treks.

Ang and his brother Ang Ngima with Honorable Ambassador of Australia Ms. Susan Grace at the award ceremony Ang and his brother Ang Ngima with Honorable Ambassador of Australia Ms. Susan Grace at the award ceremony

Ang Tshering has also travelled to India, Thailand, Australia, Germany and New Zealand to expand his knowledge of international matters. A number of local and foreign organisations have acknowledged his specialist skills.

Together with several foreign trekkers, Ang Tshering established the Kushudeu* Public Health Mission Nepal, a free medical centre for villagers in the Junbesi Valley. Over the last 10 years this centre has been serviced by a number of foreign medical groups with a variety of specialist practitioners to conduct a series of medical camps. Ang Tshering has professionally arranged and managed these activities without personal gain.

Ang Tshering Sherpa with his family Ang Tshering Sherpa with his family

A philosophy of Keep Walking Nepal is to train and educate local men and women as guides, group leaders, porters and cooks to assist with the organisation’s trekking experiences. In addition to the trek related skills that the locals gain through these practices, they are also trained in English and wilderness medicine skills. The idea behind this development is to halt the exodus of some of Nepal’s brightest and youngest by providing them with early employment opportunities and a reason to remain in Nepal.

Ang Tshering Sherpa at Everest base camp Ang Tshering Sherpa at Everest base camp

Under Ang Tshering’s leadership, Keep Walking Nepal offers a unique skill set for not only arranging and safely leading boutique travel and trekking experiences within Nepal, but also throughout India and Tibet. Be assured that your trek and travel needs will be in excellent hands.

Click here to view detail biography of Ang Tshering Sherpa

Ang Nigma at Mt. Everest Ang Nigma at Mt. Everest

Ang Ngima Sherpa is the joint business proprietor of Keep Walking Nepal with his brother Ang Tshering. Ang was born in the Everest region and commenced working in the trekking industry at the age of 14. He has worked in many facets of the trekking industry and has spent the past three years leading treks above 3000m. Since 2001 he has climbed the following peaks: Iceland peak (5900m), Lobuchi peak (6100m), Mera peak (6300m), Pokharkang peak (6321m), Mount Everest (summited 3 times) (8848m), Mount Sishapangma (8100m), Mount Kanchanjanga (8586m), Mount Choyo (8100m), Amadablum peak (6500m) as well as crossing many difficult trekking passes.

Ang Nigma at Mt. Everest Ang Nigma at Mt. Everest

Ang is currently in San Francisco - America broadening his experiences but still has strong ties to his home village, Pangkarma in the Solukhumbu district. Prior to his move to America Ang was Vice President of Kushudebu Public Health Mission, which provides medical treatment to a large population in the isolated village of Edingma.

Ang's other love is singing and he has participated in a number of forums as a vocalist.

Ang Nigma with visitors Ang Nigma with visitors

Ang is the 5th youngest from a family of 6 children and has a strong sense of ‘family’. When trekking with Keep Walking Nepal, Ang invites you to become part of his extended family. You will experience firsthand family life and walk with Ang and his family in their backyard – Nepal.

Ang Nigma with visitors Ang Nigma with visitors
Pratap Gurung

Pratap Gurung, the senior guide for Keep Walking Nepal, has worked generally in the trekking industry since 1998 and as a guide since 2004. Competencies in wilderness first-aid and altitude chamber procedures together with an ability to communicate easily in English are some of his commendable attributes.

In 2010, he under took the Grate Himalaya Trail (GHT), one of the most challenging in country (effectively traversing the Himalayas from east to west) in around 155 days. A commendable demonstration of his skills and endurance.

With an obvious love for his country, a natural ability to foster a spirit of friendship and trust with those whom he leads, his wealth of experience and knowledge  is highly prize by Keep Walking Nepal management and trekkers alike.

 

Ang Dawa Sherpa

Ang Dawa Sherpa, originally from Tamakhani - 7 of Solukhumbu, is a Mountain Leader in Nepal and Ladhak since 1996. He decided to work with Keep Walking Nepal, a company owned by his close family, from January 2015.

He has been working as Mountain Leader in Nepal since 2006 with Government Registration No – 4805, Nepal Mountaineering - SSC#2284.

He has completed different professional courses including “Wilderness first-aid”, “Nepal Mountaineering Course”, “Eco-Leadership and Mountain Leader Nepal Course” and “Cours de française pour les guides alliance française, Kathmandu”.

 

Ron Jackson is an accredited walk leader of some years with KEEP WALKING in South Australia, and served for five years on the executive of Walking SA (umbrella body for walking clubs in SA). He is a past president of that organisation.

Ron has trekked in Nepal on three occasions and, after meeting Ang Ngima Sherpa on the first, chose him as guide for his two subsequent treks. Both Ron and his wife were delighted to be accepted by Ang as part of his extended family and ‘walked’ through the country and its culture: and privileged to have had such close interaction with assistant guides, porters and the people in general.

He highly recommends Ang and his assistants to those wishing a truly memorable trip to Nepal.

Shelly Voigt is reasonably new to trekking, but since she visited Nepal in 2008, she has found a passion for trekking and to date has 6 Nepal treks notched up, trekking in a number of areas in Nepal. Shelly met Ang when crossing Tilman Pass and has since completed 2 other treks with him and has been adopted into the Sherpa family. Her love of Nepal continues to grow and she is now involved with raising funds for a medical clinic in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Shelly says, trekking with Ang and his family has shown me first-hand how people live their daily lives. They have helped me realise that there are other ways of making a difference to people’s lives, it can be as simple as just using some imagination!

So if you are looking for a more personal experience to explore the beauty of this lovely country and have a chance to be part of a Nepalese family, come trek with Ang and his family.