Khumbu Shangrila Agency discover our history
Our little story
After returning from an expedition to Himlung Himal in 2004, René Tomio (a High Mountain Guide friend) and Jacques told Tashi Sherpa and Ang Tshering Sherpa that they should create their agency.
For many years Tashi and Ang worked as “Sherpas” in a big Nepalese trek agency. Moreover, they speak and write French and English perfectly.
They were convinced that they were quite capable of running a trekking agency. Their friend and cousin Pasang was also an adventurous person. Two other Sherpas Mig and Emilie will also work for a few years at the agency. This is the origin of Khumbu Shangrila.
Today in 2018 the Agency is in its 12th year. In 11 years we organized:
with 572 Customers
with 394 guests on 6000 m peaks
with 148 customers on 7000 and 8000 m summits
including 2 integral crossings of the Himalayan range of Nepal.
In the Picture is Ang Phurba Sherpa (who died at the age of 99 in 2012). Ang Phurba is the grandfather of Pasang Dawa Tsering Sherpa and Ang Tshering Sherpa.
In the 1953 expedition of the first Everest ascent by Hillary and Tenzing, Ang Phuba was the postman.
At that time there was no modern means of communication and the information was “transmitted” on foot by the mailman. When Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary descended from the summit of Everest, Hillary told Ang Phurba to go to Kathmandu as soon as possible to inform the King of Nepal that the first ascent of Everest had just been completed .
The trek between Kathmandu and Everest Base Camp through the Jiri Valley requires 18 days of walking and a bus day. Ang Phurba returned to Kathmandu in 5 days.
Ang Tshering Sherpa’s other grandfather, Ang Gyalgen Sherpa, was a Sherpa in Pierre Mazeaud’s first French expedition that successfully climbed Everest on October 15, 1978. A beautiful family story dedicated to the Himalayan mountains.
Ang Tshering Sherpa
He is the manager of Khumbu Shangrila and lives in Kathmandu.
On the right picture he is at the top of Everest. Ang has supervised many treks and expeditions throughout Nepal. Today he organizes all the logistics of treks and expeditions of the Agency.
His dad Lakpa Sherpa is a guide at the agency.
He often works in France in summer shelters so he speaks perfect French in addition to English.
Pasang Dawa Tsering Sherpa
He was born in Chhukkung in the valley of Everest a small village at 4800 m altitude.
Speaks and writes fluently French and English. It is he who responds to a large part of the emails you send us.
Do not hesitate to contact him to discuss your projects.
Living in Pralognan la Vanoise. If you have the opportunity to come in Vanoise you will be able to discuss with him about your trekking projects.
He was one of the founders of Khumbu Shangrila Agency.
In April 2011 with 2 friends they passed away during the descent of Manaslu.
The association "Tashi Shangrila" chaired by Nicole Tomio ensures the schooling of the children of Tashi and Doma.
"Tashi was profoundly good, honest and of a rare kindness, not to mention his humanity" told Laurence who knew him during a trek.
We all share his opinion.
He is the administrator of the Agency's website.
Passionate about mountain and video, he makes videos of the website which allows him to travel through Nepal in search of new routes.With Pasang he answers the emails you send us.
Lives in Thônes where you can contact him see to contact .
Our team of administrators, guides and cooks
Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa
Guide, specialist in Sherpa heritage and culture.
Guide 7 times Everest, Kangchenjunga, as well as many other peaks and trekkings.
Guide and cook specializing in the Upper Dolpo and major crossings.
Guide, very numerous expeditions including Everest and guide on Chulu, Lobuche, Mera, Island as well as guide of treks.
Guide and cook. Every year he cooks at Everest Camp 2.
Lhakpa Pinasa Sherpa
Guide very many expeditions to Everest and on many peaks.
Guide 9 times Everest but also K2, etc. as well as the integral crossing of Nepal by the high road.
Help guide in several great crossings like Lake Rara to Mustang, Saribung, etc.
Guide in major crossings such as Lake Rara to Annapurna and Far West Nepal.
Ang Tsering Sherpa
Guide, many very competent expeditions.
Tula Ram Rai
Member of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Khumbu Shangri-La Trek Nepal & Expedition P. Ltd.
Lasuntar 11 # Kapan Kathmandu, Nepal
98 41 20 15 78
PO Box No.:
Ang Tshering Sherpa