Meet Ongyel Sherpa, Founder/CEO of US Sherpa.  Born and raised in Nepal as a Sherpa ethnicity where his entire family worked in the trekking and mountaineering profession.  The mountaineering connection led him to get a once in a lifetime opportunity to come to the USA when he met Dr. Geoff Tabin (world renowned mountaineer and humanitarian).  Ongyel came to his dream country in 1998 and lived with Dr. Tabin's family for four and half years while the family helped him go to high school and college.Determined to use his education well and to bring his Nepal and Vermont families together, Ongyel founded US Sherpa in 2006.  The company produces functional, natural fiber products, handcrafted in Nepal for the active, caring and outdoor lifestyle which directly creates jobs and income for the Nepalese communities.  Aside from producing and distributing products, US Sherpa offers guided services in Nepal for trekkers, mountaineers and cultural tourists who want to experience authentic journeys.  Ongyel lives happily in South Burlington, Vermont with his wife whom he met at college, his eight year old daughter and 5 year old son.  Ongyel continues to travel every year for sourcing products, guiding trips, meeting his family members and friends while also exploring new regions of Nepal and climbing mountains.  By now, Ongyel has made twenty one different trips back home in his native country.  When he is not adventuring in Nepal, he loves to hang out with his family and friends in Vermont.  Ongyel loves the beautiful state of Vermont where he loves anything outdoors whether it is winter ascent of Mount Mansfield, camping in the long trails shelter, paddle boarding on Lake Champlain, skiing in Bolton or enjoying a bonfire on a cool autumn night.  

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