Meet the Trek Team

US Sherpa has not gotten this far without the support and help of our great partners and friends.  All of us at US Sherpa, our family business partners in Nepal, our incredible and hardworking trekking staff, our trekking lodge owners, and all our Nepalese craftsmen and craftswomen, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has trusted this company.  As we continue to build our brand and expand our products and services to a bigger market, we hope that all of you will remain with us and look for the positive growth in the future. 
  • Ongyel Sherpa

    Over the years, Ongyel Sherpa has taken 20 international trips to his home country, Nepal, to promote US Sherpa’s story, products, as well as tourism in Nepal. He has led and overcome some incredible treks including:  

    • Pangboche(13,074’ El.) Trek in 2005
    • Thorung La(17,769’ El.)/Mustang(13,200’ El.) trek in 2007
    • Kala patthar Everest(18,519 El.) Trek in 2009
    • Everest Base Camp(17,598 El.) Trek in 2010
    • Annapurna Manang(26,545’ El.) Trek in 2012
    • Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek in May 2013
    • Fredericksburg sister-city Poon Hill(10,531’ El.) Trek 2017
    • Upper Mustang Trek in 2015
    • Annapurna Base Camp(13,550’ El.) Trek in 2017
    • Chitlang Trek 2018, Two week UVM Everest Trek 2019
    • Mardi Himal(18,330’ El.) Trek 2020
    • Poon Hill Trek 2021.

    Ongyel has arranged trips, tours, and housing for over 300 American Clients through being a guide for Nima & Neema Treks, as well as a former guide for the Himalayan Sherpa Adventure(1996-1998). In addition to his treks in Nepal, Ongyel has hiked and climbed Vermont's Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, ​the Adirondacks, and the Red ​Rocks in Nevada and Utah. Ongyel has a love and passion for the outdoors, and spends his free time skiing, running, biking, fishing, and camping.

  • Nima Doma Sherpa

    Nima Doma Sherpa is a US Sherpa  guide and brand ambassador.  She was born and raised in Khumjung village (12,300ft) in the remote Everest region of Nepal.  She became a widow after losing her husband Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa (cousin to US Sherpa founder) in a climbing accident on Mt. Everest in 2014. Nima Doma became a sole breadwinner and caregiver for her two young children.  Nima Doma and Fur Diki Sherpa, both widows who lost their husbands on Everest, set out to start the Two Widows Everest Project in 2018 and climb Everest in  spring 2019.  Their goal was to honor their husbands dream of summiting Mt Everest, break the social barriers, discrimination that happens among the widows, and empower other widows who face similar discriminations. 
    They successfully summited Mt. Everest (29,035ft) in 2019 and became the 1st Nepali Sherpa widow to successfully climb Everest in the world.  They have become excellent role models for many women and widows who have been discriminated against, that they too can be successful and strong when you work hard and pursue your dreams.  Nima Doma has also successfully summited Mt. Ama Dablam (22,349ft), Chulu East (21,601ft), Island Peak (20,305ft). Nima Doma lives with her 13 years old son and 11 years old daughter in Kathmandu and regularly visits her village in Khumjung when not guiding around the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal.

    ​To learn more about Nima Doma Sherpa, check out these features!

  • Nima T Sherpa

     Veteran Sherpa Guide, over thirty years of trekking & mountaineering experience, lead & organized close to 100 trekking expeditions, successful ascents close to 2 dozen peaks, grew up as a yak herder in the Khumbu/Everest region, started mountaineering trekking career as a porter then built his way to Kitchen staff, sherpa guide, cook, sirdar/head sherpa manager than a trekking agency, worked as a professional cook for ​Late Sir Edmund Hillary, Excellent knowledge of

  • Tenzing Sherpa & Dadoma Sherpa

    Dadoma Sherpa(pictured at left)- Office/ticket/lodging manager, fluent in French language, worked with French Embassy in Nepal for ten years, over ten years of experience working with foreign clients in the travel industry, trekked region includes Khumbu/Everest, around Kathmandu valley and Annapurna Mustang, traveled to Chitwan, Shivapuri & Bardiya National Parks, traveled countries: United States, France, Belgium, England, Switzerland.

    Tenzing Sherpa(pictured at right) - Sherpa Sirdar/Guide, Logistics manager & former World Wild Life Staff with ten years of experience), former Sherpa Sirdar for Sherpa Society Trekking Agency, twenty years of trekking experience, excellent knowledge in Nepalese wildlife and has traveled to all different National parks in Nepal such as Bardiya, ​Chitwan, Shivapuri, Sagarmatha, Langtang and conservation areas, superb knowledge in Sherpa culture, Buddhism, experienced trekking and peak climbing in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Dolpa  & Manasalu, head sherpa guide on a recent May 2012 successful expedition to Lobuche Peak, traveled countries: United States, France, England, Switzerland, India, Bhutan & Tibet.


    Sirdar/head sherpa guide & trekking organizer, over twenty years of experience in trekking and mountaineering, has trekked & done peak climbing all over Nepal, superb knowledge in the Sherpa culture, successful Everest summit in Spring 2009, fluent in Japanese & German, has passion in football/soccer and a current life time member of the Himalayan Sherpa Club, traveled countries: Japan, Germany, United States, Tibet, has a family of wife and two children.

  • Passang Sherpa

    Passang Sherpa is a Us Sherpatrek guide and managing director of Sherpa Altitude Adventure and Expedition Pvt Ltd.
    ​His mountain background includes; 

    19/05/2003 Everest summit

    27/09/2004 Cho you summit

    05/17/2005 Everest summit

    16/05/2006 Everest summit

    16/05/2007 Everest summit

    21/05/2009 Everest summit

    01/10/2010 Manaslu summit

    20/05/2011 Everest summit

    And many others trekking peaks ​Mountaineering trekking guide since 1997


    Sherpa guide, he has trekked all over Nepal and has over fifteen years of trekking experience.  Kumar works as a full-time guide, and sometimes as a porter, who is also skilled in trek cooking, and lives with his wife, and two children.

  • Nima Tashi Sherpa

    Senior Climbing Guide, head Sherpa Sirdar, Manager, lodge owner in Pangboche village, owner of close to 20 yaks in Pangboche village (13,100ft), ten successful Everest Summits & many other successful peaks summit including Amadablam, Mera, Island, Lobuche, Lhotshe, most of the Everest trips were with some of the top American climbers in big projects like NASA, 50th Everest Anniversary climb, 1988 America Expedition 1990 American Everest/Lhotse Expedition, mentioned and name appeared on various famous books and videos (Blind Corners, Doctor on Everest, National Geographic videos (Blind Corners, Doctor on Everest, National Geographic video “Surviving Everest”) superb knowledge of Nepal, mountaineering, high altitude climbing, cooking & guiding, traveled countries: the United States, India, and Tibet.

  • Mrs. Pemba Phuti Sherpa

    ​Handcraft artist and skilled in wool knitting/sewing grew up as a farm worker in the remote village of Khumjung, worked as a sherpa porter, kitchen and expedition staff, professional ook, vast knowledge in Sherpa arts, culture, and Buddhism, traveled countries include: United States, France, Switzerland, and India.

  • Tashi Thundu Sherpa

    Manager, Sherpa & Tour Guide, trekked region includes Everest, Annapurna, and around Kathmandu valley. He also has experience as a Nepalese musician and has traveled all over Nepal, South Korea, Sikkim/India, Belgium, France, Canada, and the United States. He is currently the owner of Himalayan Food Marketin Burlington, Vermont, which has received great reviews.



    Sherpa guide, and has led a few treks as a head sherpa guide. He is a great cook and has about twenty years of trekking experience in Nepal and India.  Surka works as a full-time guide, and lives with his family: wife and three children