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The team of Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition is led by highly qualified, professional, enthusiastic, experienced and well balanced management personalities. We employ a range of tour, trek and climbing expertise, guides as well as devoted and honest supporting staffs. During busy seasons we also work with a group of other licensed and experienced climbing guides in the partially hiring basis. Our management team is also affiliated with the International mountaineering and trekking companies with the professional network such as in USA, Australia, Europe, Japan etc.

Mr. Bodha Raj Bhandari - Chairman

Mr. Bodha Raj Bhandari is the Chairman of Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition.  His carrier in travel business extends over 25 years with Bhandari Tours and Travels (P.) Ltd. established in 1990.  Bhandari Tours and Travels is our affiliated travel agency. Our Chairman is well known and respected in travel industry. During his 25 years long career in travel industry he has gained a practical experience for organizing of tours, travels, trekking, and climbing packages. He has worked with many trekking guides, climbing guides, tour managers and range of supporting staffs creating much needed employment through his entrepreneurial skills and contacts, ensuring high standard of service to the clients through his staff couching and mentoring abilities. He is renowned and respected personality through his social work on broad community making social welfare, high priority on his work agenda, as well as working together with guides and staffs.

Mr. Bhandari is nationally recognized and respected figure in Nepalese Tourism Entrepreneurs' society through his work with many tourism organizations such as Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Society of Travel and Tour Operators' Nepal (SOTTO-NEPAL), Village Tourism Promotional Forum Nepal (VITOF-NEPAL), Nepal Association of Tour & Travel (NATTA) etc.

As a Chairman Mr. Bhandari brings to our company not only wealth of experience but he is also a role model for all our staffs and management with his uncompromising attitude to social welfare as the priority of every individual of the nation.  

Mr. Hari Ram Bhandari- Director

Mr. Hari Ram Bhandari was born at 1986 in Dhikurpokhari Village -04 Kaski. He becomes Director at Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition from July 2011. He had born in main tourism hub and attractive point of Nepal Annapurna and has deep imprecation about tourism from his childhood school life. He has done 12 in commerce from Higher Secondary Education Board. He is interested in tourism from the beginning of his knowledge. He has worked in tourism sector from 2005 as a ticketing and marketing officer indifferent company. Mr. Bhandari employee as a Director to Snowy Horizon treks and Expedition Company with a bunch of high energy young men each with a great sense of humor - which comes in very handy. He has also participated in many activities; training and workshops conducted by KEEP, NTB, TAAN, IPPN, and IATA and achieved appropriate completion certificates. He enjoys nature and working with mountaineering expeditions and continues to lead treks whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Mrs. Krishna Kumari Bhandari - Managing Director

Mrs. Krishna Kumari Bhandari is the Managing Director of Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition who is also the director of Bhandari Tours and Travels (P.) Ltd. She is one of the limited woman entrepreneurs in the tourism field. She is specially looking after the facilities and logistics management within the entire office. She has about 25 years experience of internal office management. Her loving attitude toward officers and staffs of Snowy Horizon is always a guide line and rewards to work with.

Mr. Tony Olejnicki

Mr. Tony Olejnicki

Mr. Tony Olejnicki was Snowy Treks & Expedition Australian affiliate and now he has joined us as an Operations Manager for our new Australian Office. Tony is a communications engineer with the degree from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia and has extensive business experience in Australia. He is a passionate climber and adventurer. He lived and worked in Seattle and he climbed extensively in NW of the USA, New Mexico, Arizona, California, British Columbia and Alaska (Denali). Tony lives in Brisbane and enjoys climbing trips to New Zealand, where he climbed many peaks including mt Aspiring and mt Cook (Hooker Face). He also climbed in Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina (Aconcagua Polish Glacier-solo). Tony enjoys both technical rock climbing as well technical alpine style climbing. He travelled many times to Nepal and loves the country and its people. He attempted Cho Oyu and Lhotse. He graduated from Boealps mountaineering course while living in Seattle. He had long friendship with Rishi and decided to join Snowy Trekks & Expeditions to help with marketing and communications as well and to take new challenge and experience different way of life. He is contributing to marketing, communications and expeditions logistics.

Krishna Prasad Adhikari

Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Gorkha district has many years of experience in travel and tourism. He has graduated high secondary school degree with English as a major. He has worked now for over 11 years in tourism services including work as the trekking guide. He had successfully guided trekkers in the major trekking areas of Nepal in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang trekking areas.

Pasang Sherpa - Climbing Guide

Position:  Sirdar/ climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mt. Everest (x 4), Dhaulagiri (x 1), Lakpa Ri (x 1), Himlung (x 1) Mera peak, Island Peak, Chulu East, Lobuche and many others.

Date of Birth: 12/03/1985

Born and Reside In: Dipsung-6, Khotang.

Training: professional Guide training through Government of Nepal, Basic Mountaineering guide and from Nepal Mountaineering Association. Photography and First aid training also did.

Personal Profile: Mr. Pasang Sherpa was born in Dipsang -6, Khotang, and lap of Mt. Kanchenjungha. He is interested to climb mountains and rock from the beginning of his knowledge.

Bibak Pandey

Bibak Pandey of Nuwakot district has over 10 years experience in travel and tourism. He has completed high school degree with English as a major. He has lots of enthusiasm for and has guided trekkers for most of his carrier. He has had guided successfully in the major trekking areas of Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang areas. He has completed several training courses and he is certified trekking and mountaineering guide..

Ganga Bahadur Magar-Professional Trekking Guide

Position:  Professional Trekking Guide.

Experience: Trekking Guide since 2002.

Training: Trekking Guide Training through NATHM (National Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management

Basic Computer Course.

Personal Profile: Mr. Ganga Bahadur from Jubhing-09, Solukhumbu born in 1984 is a professional trekking guide since 2002. Despite his young age he has a decade of experience in guiding in the several trekking areas. He has graduated as a guide from NATHM. He is friendly and has good communication skills in English. He has worked with Snowy Horizon since its establishment as a senior trekking guide.

Sangya Sherpa- Climbing Guide

Position:climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mt. Everest, Nun (Indian Mountain), Mera peka, Island Peak Chulu east Parchamo Peak and many others.

Date of Birth: 25/08/1986

Born and Reside In: Dipsung-6, Khotang.

Training: professional Guide training through NATHM, Skill Devlopement training, Mountaineering Expedition training through Indian air force

Personal Profile: Mr. Sangya Sherpa was born in Dipsang -6, Khotang, and lap of Mt. Kanchenjungha. He is train full, interested for mountaineering, honest, friendly and young person. He is enthusiastic for every step finalize of his job.

Nima Sherpa-Professional Guide

Position: Professional Guide.

Experience: Trekking Cook since 2005 and Trekking Guide since 2006

Trainings: Trekking Guide Training from NATHM

Steel Fixing and scaffolding training from Directorate of Vocational & Skill Development Training

Basic computer training.

Personal Profile:  Born in 1988 in Diktel-7, Khotang  Mr. Nima Sherpa now resides in Kathmandu. He is an experienced Trekking Guide since 2006 and worked as a cook in trekking trip since 2005. He enjoys guiding and trekking has worked with Snowy Horizon as a professional trekking guide.

Mingma Sherpa-Sirdar | Climbing Guide

Position: Sirdar/Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mount Everest (x 9) from both Nepal and Tibet side, Cho Oyu (x 2), Shishapangma (x 2), Baruntse (x 2), Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Island peak, Mera peak, Lobuche East peak and many other peaks above 6000m

Training: Professional guide certificated by Nepal Government and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA); general and technical training on mount Gangapurna

Date of Birth: 19th January 1980

Born and resides in: Yafu – 09 Shankhuwasaba Nepal

Personal Profile: Mingma Sherpa has passion for climbing and many years of living and climbing experience at high elevations in most of Himalayan ranges. Mingma is one of our most experienced Himalayan Guides with great personality and exceptional ability to work with and taking care of his climbing clients. He is very serious about his work but exhibits a high sense of humor giving customers a real sense of Nepalese Sherpa culture and first class climbing experience. His English is sufficient for communication during climbing and trekking and he has a repertoire of humor for all occasions and situations to make the climbing experience not only safe but fun as well.

Mingma Dukpa Sherpa-Sirdar | Climbing Guide

Position: Sirdar/Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mount Everest (x 6) from Nepal side via South col and (x 3) from Tibet side via North Col, Cho Oyu (x 2), Shishapangma via British route, Dhaulagiri, Island peak, Tukuche peak, Paldor Peak, Chule West peak and many other peaks above 6000m .

Training: Professional guide certificated by Nepal Government and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA); general and technical training on mount Gangapurna

Date of Birth: 10th October1977

Born and resides in: Yafu – 09 Shankhuwasaba Nepal

Personal Profile: Mingma Dukpa Sherpa born in Yafu high in Himalayas developed his passion for climbing while living in a beautiful mountainous surroundings of his village. He joined NMA Mountaineering school where he developed his professional approach to climbing and guiding. With many years of climbing and guiding experience he has become one of our most experienced and valuable Sherpa guides. He has great Sherpa personality confident, strong, caring for customers with great sense of duty and humor making ‘Climbing with Sherpa’ experience memorable and safe. He is very serious about his work but exhibits a high sense of humor giving customers a real sense of Nepalese Sherpa culture and first class climbing experience. His English is sufficient for communication during climbing and trekking and he has a repertoire of humor for all occasions and situations to make the climbing experience not only safe but fun as well.

Lakpa Temba Sherpa-Mountaineering Climbing Guide

Position: Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Lobuche Peak, Island Peak,Mera Peak

Age : 40

Born and Resides in : Bakachol-9 , Khotang

Personal Profile : Lakpa Temba Sherpa, born in Bakachol-9, Khotang is highly skilled, trained and experienced climbing guide. Forty years old Lakpa Temba Sherpa has nearly a decade's experience in the field of mountaineering. Loyal, Honest and highly responsible climbing guide Lakpa has summitted number of peaks in Nepal. He has climbed Lobuche (6,119 m), Island Peak (6,160 m ) Mera Peak(6,654m) and many others. He has also worked as Kitchen helper as well as high altitude cook. He has joined Snowy Horizon team as a professional climbing Guide (Sherpa) which will enhance our capacity and help our clients with successful summit ascends.  His English is sufficient for communication during climbing and trekking and he has a repertoire of humor for all occasions and situations to make the climbing experience not only safe but fun as well.

Dawa Jamba Sherpa-Climbing Guide

Position: Climbing Guide

Summit Experience:

Mt. Everest (6) from Nepal via south Col, Mt.Cho-Oyu from Tibet, Shishapangma (2) from normal route in Tibet, Makalu, Manaslu, Barunche and Gamigila.

Date of Birth and Place: 1977 at Yaphu- 09 Sankhuwasava Nepal

Training:

Training: Trekking Guide Training from HMG and Tourism Training Center Kathmandu

First Aid Training from KEEP Kathmandu

Rock Climbing Training and Ice Climbing Training in Khumbu Region

Personal Profile:

Mr. Dawa Jamba Sherpawas born 1977 in Yaphu- 09 Sankhuwasava Nepal is one of our more experienced climbing guide. Everest, Cho-Oyu and Shishapangma are his specialty. He has executed successful climbs on May Mountains summiting such peaks as Manaslu, Barunche and Gamigila. He has joined Snowy Horizon team as a professional climbing Guide (Sherpa) which will enhance our capacity and help our clients with successful summit ascends.

Pamba Choti Sherpa-Sirdar | Climbing Guide

Position: Sirdar/Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mount Everest (x 6) from Nepal side via South col and (x 1) from Tibet sude via North Col, Cho Oyu (x 4), Shishapangma (x 2) via British and Normal routes, K2 (x 1), Dhaulagiri (x 1), Makalu (x 1), Annapurna I (x 1), Tilicho Peak (x 2), Baruntse (x 2) and many other peaks above 6000m

Training: Professional guide certificated by Nepal Government and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA); general and technical training in Manang. He has also a formal training and certification as Trekking and Mountain Climbing Guide from Mountain Climbing and Trekking Guides Associations

Date of Birth: 15th June 1969

Born and resides in: Makalu – 09 Shankhuwasaba, Koshi Nepal

Personal Profile: Pamba Choti Sherpa has passion for climbing and many years of living and climbing experience at high elevations in most of Himmalayan ranges including Pakistan region of Karakorum, where he summited K2 with a client. With a successful K2 summit behind his belt, Pamba Choti is one of our most experienced Himalayan Guides with great personality and exceptional ability to work with and taking care of his climbing clients. He is very serious about his work but exhibits a high sense of humor giving customers a real sense of Nepalese Sherpa culture and first class climbing experience. His English is sufficient for communication during climbing and trekking and he has a repertoire of humor for all occasions and situations to make the climbing experience not only safe but fun as well.

Dawa Sherpa-Sirdar | Climbing Guide

Position: Sirdar/Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mount Everest (x 4) from Nepal via South col and (x 1) from Tibet via North Col, Cho Oyu (x 2), Shishapangma (x 1) via normal route, Makalu (x 1), Baruntse (x 1), Mera peak, Island peak and many other peaks above 6000m

Date of Birth: April 1978

Born and resides in: Yafu – 09 Shankhuwasaba, Nepal

Training: Professional guide certificated by Nepal Government and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA); general and technical training in Manang. He has also a formal training and certification as Trekking and Mountain Climbing Guide from Mountain Climbing and Trekking Guides Associations

Personal Profile:Dawa Sherpa born in Yafu high in Himalayas developed his passion for climbing while living in a beautiful mountainous surroundings of his village. He joined NMA Mountaineering school in Manang, where he developed his professional approach to climbing and guiding. With many years of climbing and guiding experience he has become one of our most experienced and valuable Sherpa guides. He has great Sherpa personality strong, caring for customers with great sense of duty and humor making ‘Climbing with Sherpa’ experience memorable and safe. He is very serious about his work but exhibits a high sense of humor giving customers a real sense of Nepalese Sherpa culture and first class climbing experience. His English is sufficient for communication during climbing and trekking and he has a repertoire of humor for all occasions and situations to make the climbing experience not only safe but fun as well.

Palden Nima Sherpa-Climbing Guide

Position: Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mount Everest (x 6) from Nepal via South col, Cho Oyu (x 2), Shishapangma (x 1), Makalu (x 1); four mountain above 7000m including Pumori, Mera and Island peak and many other peaks above 6000m

Date of Birth: 28 August 1977

Born and resides in: Yafu – 09 Shankhuwasaba, Makalu Nepal

Training: Professional guide certificated by Nepal Government and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA); general and technical training in Manang. He has also a formal training and certification as Trekking and Mountain Climbing Guide from Mountain Climbing and Trekking Guides Associations.

Personal Profile: Palden Nima Sherpa was born in Yafu high in Himalayas, where he developed his passion for climbing while living in a beautiful mountainous surroundings of his village and experiencing climbing culture of Makalu mountaineers. He joined NMA Mountaineering school in Manang, where he developed his professional approach to climbing and guiding. With many years of climbing and guiding experience he has become one of our most experienced and valuable Sherpa guides. He has great Sherpa personality strong, caring for customers with great sense of duty and humor making ‘Climbing with Sherpa’ experience memorable and safe. He is very serious about his work but exhibits a high sense of humor giving customers a real sense of Nepalese Sherpa culture and first class climbing experience. His English is sufficient for communication during climbing and trekking and he has a repertoire of humor for all occasions and situations to make the climbing experience not only safe but fun as well.

Ang Geljen Sherpa-Climbing Guide

Position: Climbing Guide

Summit Experience:

Mt. Everest (2) from Nepal via south col, Mt. Everest (1) from Tibet via north col, Lobuche (2) , Mera Peak, Yala Peak, Island Peak, Throng Peak, Chulu Far East (2), Cho – Oyu (2) from tibet side, Amadablam (2), and  Chulu West. Date of Birth: 24th July 1973

Born and resides in: Juving - 01 Soulkhumbu; Nepal

Training: Trekking Guide Training from HMG and Tourism Training Center Kathmandu

First Aid Training from KEEP Kathmandu

Rock Climbing Training and Ice Climbing Training in Khumbu Region

Mountaineering License Officer Training on 2010

Personal Profile:  Mr Ang Geljen Sherpa born in Juving-01, Solokhumbu in 1973 is a highly skilled, trained and experienced climbing guide.  He is energetic professional mountain climber living in Kathmandu. His NATHM training as a trekking guide, KEEP training in first aid and NMA Rock climbing, Ice climbing and mountaineering training in combination with dedication to his work and determination allowed Ang Gelien  to succeed in leading his clients to summits of several peaks and mountains of Nepal’s Himalayas. He has guided many climbers from various nations from Chulu East to Everest and helped them to achieve the ultimate goal of the summit.

Mr Ang Geljen has been affiliated with our company as a climbing guide since 2009 and his professional experience has enhanced and strengthened our mountaineering capabilities.

Pema Sherpa-Climbing Guide

Position: Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Everest (4) from Nepal via south Col (2) times from North col, Mustagat, Cho – Oyu from Tibet, Shey Shikhar; Shishapangma (2),  Baruntse(1) Island Peak (5), Mera Peak (5) Pisnag Peak(2),

Date of Birth: 28 August 1973

Place of Birth: Pathibhara - 1, Sankhuwasabha

Training:

Trekking Guide Training from HMG and Tourism Training Center Kathmandu

First Aid Training from KEEP Kathmandu

Rock Climbing Training and Ice Climbing Training in Manang

Guide certificated by Mountaineering Association

Personal Profile:

Mr. Pema Sherpa born in Pathibhara - 1, Sankhuwasabha in 1973 is one of our company’s affiliated Climbing guide. He has climbed Everest via South Col 3 times; North Col 2 Times and other mountains and peaks several times. He is one of the valued mountain climbing guides affiliated with our company Snowy Horizon.

Dorchi Sherpa-Climbing Guide

Position: Climbing Guide

Summit Experience: Mt Everest (3) from Nepal via south Col, Manaslu (3), Makalu (2), Lhotse, Satapan (3), Kamet (4), Ratong from India, Stock (10) Sanser Khangri, Cho Khamba and Pancha Chuli.

Date of Birth: 01 December 1979

Place of Birth: Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha

Training: Trekking Guide Training from Nepal academy of Tourism and Hotel Management

First Aid Training from KEEP Kathmandu

Rock Climbing Training and Ice Climbing Training in Manang

Guide certificated by Nepal Mountaineering Association

Personal Profile:

Mr Dorchi Sherpa born in1979 in Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha has established his mountain climbing reputation in Nepal with impressive achievements of several significant summits such as Everest, Manaslu and Lhotse and a number of significant 6000m and 7000m peaks. His mountaineering experience in Nepal and India are a valuable asset to utilize by any new peak climber or expedition climber. Mr. Dorchi has been affiliated with Snowy Horizon Company since 2009 and works as a Peak and Mountain Climbing Guide.

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