Our Team

Our Team

Here at Responsible Treks our guides are our biggest asset. They are responsible for the successful delivery of our trips and the enjoyment and safety of our clients, whether in the mountains, the city, the jungle or on the river. All our mountain guides are carefully chosen. They are safety conscious and are trained in high altitude sickness and emergency protocol. They play an important role in the liaison between client and culture, providing useful insights into the Nepali way of life. All guides are licensed by the government and are trained in responsible travel, first aid and high altitude sickness.

Meet Our Team

Chhewang N. Lama
Chhewang N. Lama

Founder Director

Rikjin Lama
Rikjin Lama

Co-Founder & Senior Trek Leader

Kunchok Nima
Kunchok Nima

General Manager

Rinzin Phunjok Lama
Rinzin Phunjok Lama

Sustainable Manager

Sonam N. Lama
Sonam N. Lama

Director & Trek Leader

Bikram Shamser Kunwar
Bikram Shamser Kunwar

CFO (Chief Finance Officer)

Dolker Lama
Dolker Lama

Guide

Gyaljan Lama
Gyaljan Lama

Tour Manager

Dawa Singhi Hyolmo
Dawa Singhi Hyolmo

Guide

Pemba Gyaltsen Sherpa
Pemba Gyaltsen Sherpa

Trekking/Mountaineering Guide

Chhiring T. Lama
Chhiring T. Lama

Guide

Alexia Pittarelli
Alexia Pittarelli

Canada Representative

I am from the remote Nyinba Valley, located in Simikot-Humla, West Nepal where the people are of Tibetan origin. I believe the rich cultural heritage of where I am from is what connects me to my passion for the mountains. I have worked in the tourism industry for over 17 years

It is my close relationship and commitment to the many indigenous communities that gives Responsible Treks our unique signature.

To this day I remain inspired by the magic of the mountains and our people. I am passionate about both my work & sharing the amazing experiences of Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim & Bhutan with others.

Post Covid 19- I have been involved with social enterprises. I am the founder of Boudha Residency. Advisor at Karnali Direct and Women Light the World.

EMAIL : info@responsibletreks.com

Rikjin was born & raised on the Tibetan Border deep within the hidden Himalayas-Humla. After high school Rikjin moved to Kathmandu to further his studies and it was here that he obtained his first job as a Sherpa. After a year of carrying & fixing tents on long mountain treks Rikjin seized the opportunity to progress onto becoming a guide.Knowing the importance of English Rikjin studied hard in both Kathmandu and out in the field with the help of his international clients. Today Rikjin is not only an incredible speaker of the English language but he is also widely recognized as being one of Nepal’s premium Trek Leaders; visiting Mt Kailash in Tibet some 50 times. Rikjin is passionate about his work & strives to ensure every aspect of the trekking/mountaineering experience is enjoyable & runs smoothly. Now he is more in the office working on Sales and Operation. He has very deep knowledge about Himalayas and will definitely customize you a dream trip.

EMAIL: contact@responsibletreks.com

Kunchok Nima is specialized in tourism and marketing through his background, Nima is a perfect fit for our needs. Based out of Kathmandu, Nima is originally from Himalayas (Limi, Humla).Though he is International Business graduated , he was always interested in tourism. He has almost 10  years experience in hotel management where he worked as General Manager. He brings very special talent to the team. He is very fluent in English, Tibetan and Nepali and he is very sales oriented, focused and very flexible. Nima will be responsible for the overall leadership of the marketing and sales department and the products respectively.

EMAIL: bookings@responsibletreks.com

Rinzin Phunjok Lama has a BSc in Forestry from the Tribhuvan University of Nepal and a master’s degree in International Nature Conservation from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University, New Zealand. In 2020, he won the WWF Nepal Conservation Award. Recently Rinzin was awarded the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise 2021, in recognition of his effort for biodiversity conservation in Nepal’s Trans-Himalaya.

https://www.rolex.org/rolex-awards/environment/rinzin-phunjok-lama

At such a young age, Rinzin brings great international exposure and rich experience working in the field of mountain tourism, wildlife research, and conservation in Nepal. As a part of the team, he focuses on our specialized experience trips related to wildlife, conservation, and sustainable tourism which aims at extending our support to the local economy and environment conservation.

Sonam N. Lama Born in Bargaun-Humla, amidst the Himalayas. He is one of the most passionate and qualified young tourism professional that we have in Nepal today. He knows Mountains well and trekked almost every where in Nepal including the Great Himalaya trails West Section (Simikot-Rara-Dolpo-Mustang) Sonam has completed advance mountaineering and ice climbing training from Khumbu Climbing Center. He is also one of the 1st guide in Nepal to have completed ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association) guide training in Nepal. He has climber Mera Peak and Island peak in a week time. He has been at the helm of Responsible Treks since 2013.

Bikram is a graduated in commerce. He joined responsible treks in 2012 and since then he is ever present . He is in charge of all the customer services of our company. His flexibilty , good sense of humour and in love with numbers makes him great part of Rt Team.

Most importantly , he has excellent communication and customer service skill having a profound ability of giving front desk service in a fast paced environment. He is our head of accountant Department looking after the finance of our company.

EMAIL: account@responsibletreks.com

Dolker is a tourism graduate who is also based in Humla and  is keen to work in tourism field with full effort to develop skill required for her professional life. Travelling has always been her passion and more over she loves travelling with people . She has traveled to some few interesting place around Asia . Being a professional guide , she has vast knowledge on about the lifestyle and culture of Nepal both in city and in Himalayas. She has lead many groups in the Himalayas .  Having great enthusiastic in her work , she is always ready for new challenge and discover more.

We are happy to have her in our Team .

I was fortunate to be born in Humla, a remote village in North West Nepal which borders to Tibet. The unique cultures and beautiful landscapes provided me to experience the hidden Himalayas from young age. I am one of the lucky person to be educated in Budhanilkantha School, Kathmandu.

I started my career in different NGOs and INGO but later shifted to Bank. Slowly, I discovered that my true passion was travelling. In the last 3 years, I have travelled everywhere around Nepal Himalayas. I am also licensed Trek and Tour Guide from the Nepal government.

Join me to share amazing experiences as we walk around the narrow alleys in Kathmandu or on a magical journey into the Himalayas!

Originating from Helambu(Langtang Region). He is tourism graduate and trained guide. Mr. Dawa is also a government licensed Guide . His smile, big heart, wonderful sense of hospitality and friendliness is certain to swoon all who travel with him. He has climbed Amadablam and many peaks .

One of our best guide, Pemba Sherpa hails from Phortse in Khumbu Region. He started his guiding career in 2010 and since then he has never stopped exploring mountains. Mr. Sherpa is a government licensed Guide who has  climbed Mt.Everest- 5 times in 2021 and numerous high peaks. He is wilderness first-aid trained. He loves climbing and soon working to be certified  IFMGA guide

Chirring is from Humla. He is trained guide and climber.He was been working with us for last 7 years. He is our special guide for peak climbing in Humla, Annapurna areas ; and Everest.

I am from Montreal and am currently doing my bachelor’s degree at McGill University in International Management, with a minor in International Development. I am currently working as a research assistant for a university professor, where I am exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada and how the government dealt with it. I also love to get involved in extracurriculars and, amongst other things, I was the Media Coordinator for the McGill Model United Nations last year and am participating in Jeux du Commerce, a nation-wide case competition, this year as part of the operations management team. I first went to Nepal in 2018 as part of a religion class with Professor Sasson and fell in love with the country. I had the chance to do an eight-day trek with Responsible Treks during my trip, where we climbed through the Annapurna region accompanied by four guides (Sonam, Chhiring, Nurbu and Konjok). Through this experience, I not only bonded with our four trekking guides, but I also got the chance to discuss with Buddhist monks, attend temple ceremonies, experience Nepal’s amazing landscapes and also learn about myself in the process. To this day, I still speak about my trip to my friends and family because of the lasting impact it has had on me. I could not be prouder to spread such a positive image of Nepal and Responsible Treks.

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