Cultural Treks Team

In putting together a great trip, nothing is more important than finding the right trekking staff. Here’s what we look for and find in Cultural Treks & Expedition staff.

Kumar Bahadur Karki
Namaste!!! I am Kumar Bahadur Karki having 20 year of experience in the field of trekking and expedition, I am acting as a Managing Director, mountaineering guide as well as team leader for the Cultural Treks & Expedition. I started to work in this industry  as a porter in 1992 and from 1995 I become a trekking guide and trekking sirdar. During this time as a mountaineering guide, I have gathered extensive knowledge of the mountains in Nepal. I ensure all of my guests get a reliable and pleasant service.

Mr. Santosh KarkiD. B. Chhetree (Santosh-Karki)
One of the most well–known and respected people at Cultural Treks (Executive Director), Santosh is also a trekking Sirdar and guide. He is from eastern Terai of Nepal, Dharan Bazaar (lowland, near the Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve). He is our expert trekking Sirdar and guide specially for Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri round and Langtang region.


Mr. Ratna Kumar Baniya (Trekking Guide)Ratna Kumar Baniya
(Trekking Guide & Sirdar)
Ratna is one of our trekking guides and Sirdar. He educated himself working as a home cook for a landlord in Kathmandu before joining the trekking industry. Since the very beginning of this company he has become one of our most popular and well-respected leaders. His vast trekking knowledge and experience includes; Everest region (Khumbu area) Annapurnas, Dolpa, Langtang/Helambu and Kanchanjunga, where he has spent time climbing in the past.

Mr. Gegar TamangGegar Tamang
(Climbing guide) A qualified mountain guide and successful climber, from Solu district (Khumbu Area). Gegar, has served on several expeditions including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Everest as well as leading  our other trekking-peak climbs. He is one of the most experienced climbers and has been working with us for the last few years.  Those people who come for the expedition trips in Nepal with us, will have a successful trip with him.

Mr. Bhim KhadkaBhim Khadka  
(Trekking Officer)
Bhim Khadka, also from eastern Terai of Nepal, Dharan Bazaar (lowland, near by Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve). He is a Trekking Administration Officer for “Cultural Treks” but beside this, he also drives our vehicle for the cultural tour and city  trips around Kathmandu valley. You will find him very honest and an expert driver.

Mr. Mingma Sherpa (Climbing Guide)Mingma Sherpa
(Climbing Guide, Everest Summiter)
Mingma Sherpa is the Climbing Guide with over 9 years of mountaineering experience in Nepal and Tibet (China). He is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has led expeditions to Mt. Shisapangma, Cho Oyu, Everest South & North Col Expedition  as well as climbed many peaks around Nepal such as Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Makalu, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, and  Trekkings peaks. Mingma Sherpa come from Makalu Region and a strong guide of this agency.

Mr. Mahesh Acharya (Trekking Guide)Mahesh Acharya
(Trekking Guide - Sirdar)
A qualified and very experienced trekking guide and sirdar from Sunsari District, Dharan. Mahesh Acharya has served on several teahouse Lodge and camping treks in the region of Annapurna, Khumbu Valley, Langtang Helambu and Dolpo area. He is one of our experienced guides and has been working with us for last 7 years. People  who come for the trekking and tours trips in Nepal with us will have a successful trip with him.

Mr. Bir Kaji Tamang (Climbing Guide)Beer Kajee Tamang
Climbing Sherpa (Mountaineering Guide)
A qualified mountain guide and successful climber, from Solu district (Khumbu Area). Beer Kajee Tamang has served with several expeditions including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lhotse , Mt. Everest south col and North col as well as leading  our other trekking-peak climbing. He is one our the experienced climbers and been working with us for 11 years. People those who come for the expedition trips in Nepal with us will  have successful trip with him.

Mr. Dawa Sherpa (Climbing Guide)Mr. Dawa Sherpa  
Climbing Sherpa (Mountaineering Guide)
Qualified mountain guide and successful climber, from Sangkhuwa Sabha district, (Makalu Area). Mr Dawa Sherpa has also been on several expeditions including Mt. Everest North Col, South Col, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse and many popular peaks in Nepal. He is one our  experienced climbers and been working with us for 7 years. People will have a successful trip with him.

Mr. Phursemba Sherpa (Phurtemba)
Climbing Sherpa (Mountaineering Guide)
Qualified mountain guide and successful climber, from Sangkhuwa Sabha district, (Makalu Area). Mr Phursemba Sherpa has also been on several expeditions including Mt. Everest North Col, South Col, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Baruntse, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga and many popular peaks in Nepal and Tibet. He is one our  experienced climbers and been working with us for 3 years.

Chandra Kumar Tamang (Trekking & Mountaineering Guide and Sirdar)Chandra Kumar Tamang
(Trekking & Mountaineering Guide & Sirdar)
Chandra Kumar Tamang is a very experienced trekking Cook, Guide and Sirdar from Solu District at Khumbu Region. He is specialist  for Annapurna, Everest Region, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo, Kailash tours at Tibet Mahesh and expeditions to Nepal and Tibet Himalayas as well as doing part time work with Elburus team in Russia. He is one of our most experienced guides and has been working with us for 10 years. People  who  come for trekking, tours  and expedition trips in Nepal will have a successful trip with him and will mostly request us to make him their guide for their next trip in Nepal and Tibet.

K. B. Tamang (Trekking Guide & Sirdar)K. B. Tamang (Trekking Guide & Sirdar)
Kirta Bahadur Tamang is a genuine, very experienced and honest trekking Guide and Sirdar from Solu District at Khumbu Region. He is specialist  for Annapurna, Everest Region, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo, Kailash tours in Tibet. He is another of our experienced guides and has been working with us for 14 years. Those who  come for trekking, tours  and expedition trips in Nepal with him will most likely request him for their next trip.

Mr. Hari Krishna Giri (Trekking Guide)Hari Krishna Giri
(Trekking Guide, Sirdar & Interpreter)
Mr. Hari Krishna Giri is one of the highly qualified, genuine, very experienced and respected guides of this agency. He is like a Guru and  always suggests that we make a different type of itinerary to provide better service to the clients. He is a trekking Guide and Sirdar as well as interpreter for our expedition group from Bagmati Zone, Khadi Chour. He is a specialist  for Annapurna, Everest Region, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo, and Kailash tours. He is one of our reliable and very experienced guides and has worked with us since CTE was established. People who come for trekking, tours and expedition trips in Nepal will have a successful trip with him and will usually request us to make him their guide for next trip in Nepal and Tibet Himalayas.

Autar Tamang (Trekking Guide/Sirdar)Autar Tamang
(Trekking Guide/Sirdar)
Autar Tamang, very experienced trekking cook and now has become a tour, trekking guide from Solu District. He has served on several teahouse Lodge and camping treks in the region of Annapurna, Khumbu Valley, Langtang Helambu, Dolpo area and he is also a Tibet Tour guide and specialist. He is one of our experienced guides and has been working with us for the last 8 Years. Everyone who is guided by him with have a successful trip.

Pema Tamang
(Trekking Cook)
Pema Tamang is a qualified and very experienced trekking cook from Solu District, Gorakhani Dovan. Pema has served on many  teahouse Lodge and camping trek iin the region of Annapurna, Khumbu Valley, Langtang Helambu and Dolpo area. He is one our experienced cooks and been working with us for last 11 Years. People will have a successful trek with him.

Dhan Sing Tamang
(Assistant Cook)
Experience trekking Cook from Solu District, Dovan. Dhansing has served on many  teahouse Lodge and camping treks in the region of Annapurna, Khumbu Valley, Langtang Helambu and Dolpo area. He is one our experienced cooks and been working with us for the last 10 years.

Tsering Tamang
Trekking Leader and Guide
Mr. Tsering Tamang is quilified trekking guide and Sirdar who speaks English, German, Spanish and Hindi. He is from eastern part of Nepal, solu district. He is  very experienced with a vast knowladge of every part of the destination.

Shiva Thapaliya
(Tour Guide and leader)
Shiva Thapaliya  is qualified and long experience tour guide who speaks English, Italian and Hindi. He is from mid eastern part of Nepal, Kavre district. He is  very experienced with a vast knowledge of every part of the destination.