About Ang Tshering Sherpa


Ang Tshering Sherpa, chairman of Keep Walking Nepal
Ang Tshering Sherpa during trekking

Ang Tshering Sherpa is the owner as well as a senior manager and principal trek leader of Keep Walking Nepal.

Ang Tshering started with humble beginnings as a Sardar (assistant-guide) early in his career. He gradually grew to become a senior guide with over 24 years of experience, and has actively led over 100 treks of varying lengths and difficulty levels throughout Nepal and Tibet. His significant knowledge base, leadership, medical and language skills have been sought after by a number of foreign private schools and NGO organizations, resulting in his organizing and leading a variety of specialist treks.

Ang Tshering has also traveled to India, Thailand, Australia, Germany, Norway and New Zealand to expand his knowledge of international matters. A number of local and foreign organizations have acknowledged his specialist skills.

Together with several foreign trekkers, Ang Tshering established the Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal (KPHMN). KPHMN initially established a free medical center for villagers in the Junbesi Valley, Junbesi Health Center, in 2005. The health center is now run with a governmental partnership with KPHMN and provides multitude of facilities. The center also runs medical camps organized by Wilderness in Nepal, an Australia based school and charity organization.

Ang Tshering with his family
Ang Tshering Sherpa with his family

Keep Walking Nepal’s philosophy is to train and educate local men and women as guides, group leaders, porters and cooks. In addition to the trek related skills that the locals gain through these practices, they are also trained in English and wilderness medicine skills. The idea behind this development is to halt the exodus of some of Nepal’s brightest and youngest by providing them with early employment opportunities and a reason to remain in Nepal.

Ang Tshering Sherpa at Everest base camp
Ang Tshering Sherpa at Everest base camp

Under Ang Tshering’s leadership, Keep Walking Nepal organize boutique travel and trekking experiences in Nepal, India and Tibet. When traveling with us, you can rest assured that your trek and travel needs will be in excellent hands.