Our Team

Our expert team of guides for mountaineering, trekking and mountaineering courses have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to give you the best adventure experience possible.

Chhiring Sherpa

Managing Director / Expedition Leader
Chhiring Sherpa is Managing Director and Expedition leader of Expedition Basis. He is from the Makalu region of Nepal, and is also Lakpa’s nephew. Chhiring obtained the internationally-recognized UIAGM / IFMGA qualification in 2016, enabling him to work worldwide as a professional mountain guide.

In 2014, Chhiring Sherpa became one of the youngest Nepali climbers to conquer the summit of Mt. K2,in 2023,Chhiring set a speed ascent record for Mt. K2 completing the climb in an astonishing12 hours and 20 minutes and he also set another record to summit four 8000m.peak within 24 days in Pakistan.

He has an impressive background including guiding Rocky Mountain in Australia, serving as the lead instructor at the Alex Lower Charitable Foundation in the Khumbu Climbing Center, instructing in the base mountaineering course organized by NMIA, and teaching mountaineering skill in New Zealand.

Chhiring Sherpa notable achievements include securing the 1st position at the National Open Climbing Competition in 2014 and achieving the 2nd position in the speed climbing category during the same year. Known for his extensive experience, unwavering dedication, and honesty, Chhiring Sherpa stands as one of the most responsible and experienced expedition leaders in the Mountain climbing field.

Mountains Summitted by Chhiring Sherpa

S.No Name of the Mountain Total Summitted Summitted Year
01 Mt. Everest (8848m) Nepal 3 Times 2012, 2016 & 2022
02 Mt. K2 (8609m.) Pakistan 3 Times 2014, 2022 & 2023 Speed Ascend 12hrs 20min
03 Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m.) Nepal 2 Times 2018 & 2022
04 Mt. Lhotse (8516m.) Nepal 1 Times 2013
05 Mt Makalu (8481m.) Nepal 1 Times 2019
06 Mt. Annapurna (8091m.) Nepal 1 Times 2021
07 Mt.Dhaulagiri (8167m.) Nepal 1 Times 2022
08 Mt. Cho Oyo (8188m.) Nepal 1 Times 2014
09 Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Nepal 7 Times -
10 Mt. Nanga Parbat (8126m.) Pakistan 1 Times 2023
11 Mt.Gasherbrum I (8080m.) Pakistan 1 Times 2023
12 Mt. Gasherbrum II (8035m.) Pakistan 1 Times 2023
13 Mt.Broad Peak (8051m.) Pakistan 1 Times 2023
14 Mt Cook (3724m) New Zealand 2 Times 2017
15 Mt. Aspiring (3033m.) New Zealand 4 Times -

Sarkee Sherpa

Operation Director
Sarkee Sherpa is from the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal and serves as Operation Director in Expedition Base’s specialist in organizing Tour, Treks and Expeditions throughout Nepal, Bhutan and Indian Himalayas.

With two decades of experience, Sarkee Sherpa embodies responsibility, dedication and honesty. He excels in coordinating trekking, tours, adventure travel, and expeditions across various Himalayan regions like Khumbu, Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu, Tibet, and India.

Sarkee is a prominent social worker within the Sherpa community, actively involved in charitable initiatives. He serves as the Secretary at Chyangmiteng Ogyen Chholing Monastery in Solukhumbu. Sarkee is fluent in English, Tibetan, Sherpa, Nepali, and Hindi.

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Sales & Marketing Director
Lhakpa Gelu is from the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. He is Director of sales & Marketing in Expedition Base

Lhakpa Gelu has 15 years experience in organising and leading trekking, tours, adventure travel and expeditions across the Himalaya in areas such as the Khumbu, Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo, Humla, Tibet and Ladakh. He is particularly popular with our French clients because of his fluent French, and impressive guiding record across the Himalaya for trekking.

Lhakpa has also guided on 6,000m trekking peaks including Lobuche, Mera Peak, Island Peak and Chulu East. Lhakpa is also often asked to lead dignatories on trekking trips as he is so well regarded in the industry. Lhakpa is fluent in French, English, Tibetan, Sherpa, Nepali and Hindi.

Lakpa Sherpa

Consultant
Lakpa Sherpa is the consultant of Expedition Base. He has been a mountain guide for international clients since 1996. Lakpa comes from the Makalu region of Nepal. Lakpa’s guiding career began when he won a Sherpa Scholarship and completed the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute’s Basic and Advanced mountaineering courses back in 1995.

Since this time, Lakpa has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions, and has led expeditions to and summited many peaks including Mt Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Annapurna, Gasherbrums I and II, Makalu, Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam (21 times), and the following trekking peaks: Nerikha, Pachermo, Lobuche, Island Peak, Pisan Peak and Mera Peak to name a few.

Lakpa is also well known for repeating Catherine Destiville’s 18 pitch waterfall ice climb on Kwangde in 2006. Lakpa is a founding member of the Kathmandu Sport Climbing Association and was the winner of the Nepal National Rock Climbing Competition in 2004. He was previously a lead instructor at the Alex Lowe Charitable Fund’s Khumbu Climbing Centre in Phortse, Nepal, teaching Sherpas the skills required for mountaineering. Lakpa has performed many search and rescue missions in Himalaya for many companies over the years, often being one of the ‘go to’ people for advice and participation in such missions.

When he is available, he also leads treks for Expedition Base, including treks for school children and clients with special needs, where special care is a must. Lakpa was previously the managing director of another mountaineering and expedition company in Nepal from 2009 until forming Expedition Base with new partner, Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa, in 2017, with the support and input of his now wife, Chris. Lakpa also featured in international publication National Geographic magazine in November 2014. Lakpa is fluent in English, Tibetan, Sherpa, Nepali and Hindi.

Pema Tshering Sherpa

Senior Guide
Pema is from the Makalu region of Nepal. He is one of Expedition Base’s most experienced 8,000m guides with more than 15 summits of 8,000m peaks, including Mt Everest, Annapurna (multiple), Kanchenjunga (multiple), Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Gasherbrum 1 & 2 (multiple), and with summits of many other peaks in the Himalaya.

He is one of the strongest guides you will ever meet in the mountains, and one of the most considered in approaching a mountain, assessing risk and knowing the mountains he climbs well.

Pema’s commitment to excellence and his experience working with the Expedition Base team have been invaluable to date to give Expedition Base’s missions the best chance of being successful.

Pasang Sherpa

Senior Guide
Pasang is from the Makalu region of Nepal and like many other team members, he has worked with Lakpa and Lhakpa Gelu for many years. Pasang has experience on numerous 8,000m peaks as a personal guide including Mt Everest (multiple summits), Kanchenjunga and Cho-Oyu, plus lower peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Island Peak, Mera Peak and similar.
Pasang is a popular team member and guide to have on the team and one of the stronger guides that you will see on big peaks in the Himalaya. He carries the nickname 'Speed Pasang' for obvious reasons - he is pretty much faster than anyone on a mountain when you need him to be and right there with you when you need him.

Phurba Pasang Sherpa

Guide
Phurba Pasang Sherpa young and strong come from the Solukhumbu region. He has guided people on top of the Annapurna 1 ( 8091m), Baruntse Peak (7129) Labuche east, Mera peak, Island peak.