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Mingma Sherpa

I have been involved in the tourism field for 18 years now. Being involved in both inside the office and out in the field has given me an in-depth knowledge in order to meet the requirements of the travellers looking for authentic experience. And our experienced trekking guides who have worked for Thamserku for years along with networks of comfort lodges, airlines and hotels give us the competitive advantage to run the trip seamlessly.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in organizing trekking and tours in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Along with this we also specialize in
- working with clients directly to arrange the logistics, permits, and support for mountaineering expeditions within Nepal and Tibet.
- developing and delivering tailor-made treks and cultural tours for individuals and groups.
- services for film crews, corporate retreats and incentive breaks, luxury short breaks and other one-offs.
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How did you get involved in travel?

"I got involved in travel when I was very young. My dad, who has been working in this field for over 40 years used to take me on different treks. The people, the places, the food and their culture always excited me. I started as a trekking officer in 2000, and my roles were limited to communicating with the clients on daily basis and included more of operational work that gave me the idea on how the treks were organized. I also started guiding treks that broadened my knowledge of the field. Over the years, working in different companies and understanding the range of clientele I have learnt to treat each of them differently. Thus, I try to understand the needs of the clients and design products after knowing what they are looking for. After completing my Masters in Tourism, I have been involved full time as Product Manager in Thamserku Trekking. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In March 2015, when the Turkish Airlines flight skidded after overshooting a runway amid dense fog in Nepal, forcing staff to evacuate the plane, which was carrying 224 passengers, all international flights were canceled for more than a week. I was working in a different company then and we had more than 80 people stranded in Kathmandu. I and my team played a crucial role in making sure each passenger got out of Kathmandu safely. One experience I will always remember. "

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Recent trip reviews for Mingma

Spring break in nepal, Nepal - Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2018

Traveler: Tiana B. - Local specialist: Mingma Sherpa

From the moment I requested information about the Poon Hill Trek to the moment I arrived back home from the perfectly organized trip, Mingma and his team have been helpful, kind, informative, and attentive. As a solo female traveler, I was a little apprehensive about what my experience would be. Mingma laid out a tentative itinerary in detail that fit my requests and needs. I was extremely pleased. The price for all of the services (airport pickup, hotel stays, flights between Kathmandu... read more

From the moment I requested information about the Poon Hill Trek to the moment I arrived back home from the perfectly organized trip, Mingma and his team have been helpful, kind, informative, and attentive. As a solo female traveler, I was a little apprehensive about what my experience would be. Mingma laid out a tentative itinerary in detail that fit my requests and needs. I was extremely pleased. The price for all of the services (airport pickup, hotel stays, flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a guide) was affordable too! This is a hands-on company! I had a representative from the company accessible to me at all times. Bishow, was my greeter and accompanied me to all of my airport drop-offs and pick-ups, contacted me by phone to make sure my guide and porter where in contact with me, and just made sure I was taken care of. My guide, JB, and porter, Ram, for the trek were very familiar with the trek and were very knowledgable about the area. It was great to have a guide that spoke English as well as the local language and could help with communication! Overall, this company, Mingma, Bishow, JB, and Ram provided a safe and quality experience. I will definitely use them again and refer anyone to them who is looking for a Nepal trekking experience. Thank you guys so much! My time in Nepal was a very memorable and amazing experience!

Mingma Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tiana,

Thank you for the review and sharing your experience. It was a pleasure to prepare this trip for you along with my team.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nepal for any of your future trips.

Best regards,

Mingma