GUIDING STAFF – NEPAL
Meena Karkee | Lead Guide
Meena joined OneSeed in 2012 with more than 6 years experience guiding in the Himalaya. Meena guides throughout the Annapurna and Langtang regions. When Meena isn’t leading expeditions with OneSeed, she’s completing her Master’s in Sociology. OneSeed is proud to have guides as skilled and exerienced as Meena!
Goma Thapa | Lead Guide
With five years of guiding and portering experience, Goma is an expert in the Lantang and Annapurna regions of Nepal. After training as a porter, Goma achieved the rank of guide in 2007 and spends nearly every day of the trekking season on the trail. When she’s not leading expeditions through the Himalaya, she’s completing her B.A. in Kathmandu.
Man Prasad Tamang | Lead Guide
With 10 years of experience in the mountains and a background in teaching, Man Prasad brings a unique perspective to his role as a trip leader. When he’s not leading trips in the Himalaya, he’s completing his master’s in education. Man Prasad’s experience and ability make him a true asset to our team.
Dawa Chhiring Sherpa | Lead Guide
A graduate of the OneSeed Guide-in-Training Program, Chhiring joins OneSeed from his home in Nepal’s Khumbu region in the shadow of Mount Everest. Although one of our youngest guides, Chhiring brings nearly a decade of mountain guiding experience and a long history of supporting and guiding high altitude expeditions.
Kale Sherpa Pinasa | Lead Guide
If you’re fortunate enough to have Kale as your guide, prepare yourself for some fun. Our resident jokester, Kale brings laughter and positivity to every situation. With over two decades of experience in the mountains, Kale is also our team’s Khumbu region expert. If you’re heading towards Everest, you can’t find a better guide than Kale.
Satyaman Tamang | Lead Guide
For more than 8 years Satyaman has been leading expeditions in the Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang regions of Nepal. An expert on local cultural and natural history, Satyaman joined OneSeed in 2012. Satyaman is known for his patience, understanding, and leadership both on and off the trail.
Chalmati B.K. | Lead Guide
With her quick wit and kindness, Chalmati will make you laugh all the way to the summit. An experienced guide in the Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest regions, Chalmati has been leading trips throughout Nepal for many years. In addition to her experience on the trail, Chalmati has an extensive background in emergency preparedness, environmental stewardship, and outdoor leadership.