Field staff


Our team

Phurba Tashi Sherpa - Sirdar
Phurba was born in 1971 and lives in Khumjung. Phurba began by following in his Fathers footsteps as an expedition cook boy, where Russell first discovered him realizing that his potential was not being fully realized. Phurba has now worked on many Himalayan Experience expeditions, has been to the summit of Everest 18 times, Cho Oyo 5 times, Manaslu twice, Ama Dablam twice, Lhotse once and Shishapangma once. In 2007, he reached the top of the world three times in one season. Phurba has climbed over 26 8000m summits - the most ever climbed by one person.
Nigma Chhiri - Climbing Sherpa
Born in 1972, Ngima is from Khumjung, Phortse. He has been working for Himalayan Experience since 2005 and he has climbed Mt Everest, Cho oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Manaslu and Ama Dablam.
Lachhu Bahadur Basnet - Cook
01.03.1965 Lacchu is Himalayan Experience's head cook and trekking sardar of Mountain Experience. He was born in 1965 and lives in Kathmandu. He has been to the Base Camp of every 8,000 meter peak.  
Ram Chandra Sunuwar - Trekking Sirdar
Ram is from the Sagarmatha region, Okhaldhunga district. He has been working with Mountain Experience since 2004 as a trekking guide and Sirdar. He has climbed Mera peak, Lobuje, Island peak, Larkya peak, Saribung peak and Himlung Himal.
Phurba Gharti Bhote - Trekking Cook
Phurba is from the Sagarmatha region, Solukhumbu district. He has been working with Mountain Experience since 2004 as a trekking cook and also as a cook with Himalayan Experience for 8 years. Everyone knowns him as Phuri. He has a son and a daughter.
Gyan Bahadur Lama - Cook
Born in 1967, Gyan is originated from the Kathmandu district and he has started working for Himalayan Experience in 2009. He works as a cook for both Himalayan Experience and Mountain Experience.
Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa
Born in 1980, Lhakpa is from Khumjung village. He is working as a climbing Sherpa for both Himalayan Experience and Mountain Experience. He has summitted Everest 6 times along with Manaslu (8,163m) and Ama Dablam.
Pemba Tenjing Sherpa - Sirdar
Pemba Tenjing Sherpa was born in 1981 and lives in Chaurikharka-5, Phakding. He has been working with Mountain Experience since 2006 as a trekking guide and Sirdar. He has climb Island peak 7 times, Lobuje peak 6 times, Mera peak 4 times and Yala peak.