Meet The Team
Pasang Tendi Sherpa
Director of Adventure Alternative Nepal, High & extreme altitude climbing Sherpa, Trekking leader and guide expedition planning & logistics.
Pasang Tendi spent his childhood in Kari Khola, Solu Khumbu region, and now lives in Kathmandu with his wife and two children.
He lives in Kathmandu with his wife Sarasoti and their two children Jubilee and Elli Dolma, where he manages the company and all the operations of our trips in Nepal. He has climbed many of the famous peaks in the country and is a well known personality at the Tourism Association for Nepal (TAAN) where he is a committee member.
He has had plenty of experience managing expedition and trekking logistics and is popular with staff, plus he also has a lot of experience climbing in other parts of the world, including Aconcagua in Argentina and Denali in Alaska. His English is excellent and he enjoys travel, being with his family and of course climbing. He regularly visits his home village and is the Treasurer of Moving Mountains Nepal, so tends to spend a lot of time working with the communities to develop the projects and programmes that we fund.
Pasang showed his true colours, both as a Sherpa and as a man, when in 2009 he came to the aid of Gavin during his traverse of Everest without bottled oxygen. Pasang was the only back up for the expedition and carried an emergency supply of oxygen in case anything went wrong. When Gavin took a pulmonary oedema at the Second Step, it was Pasang who came to the rescue and provided the life-saving oxygen and then helped with the difficult descent down the North Face.
Pasang is a popular member of the team and has earned his 'colours' as an expert in the team at Adventure Alternative. He guides regularly on peaks like Island Peak, Pokalde, Mera Peak and Lobuche East. He is also a top class trekking guide.
Pasang is a certified trekking guide training from NATHM, senior climber under NMA and than became an officer training from NATHM. As well, he has a Basic First Aid Training from the Kathmandu Environmental education project (KEEP) and is an passive board member of the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN).
He has climbed with many internationally acclaimed mountaineers.
Five times Mount Everest Summit NE ridge, as a climbing Sherpa.
Five times Mount Everest Summit SE ridge, thrice as a climbing Sherpa and twice as a guide.
Several times, guiding climbers above 6000 meter peaks in Nepal, as a climbing guide.
Adventure Alternative Nepal's Guesthouse Manager
Saraswoti is Pasang’s wife. She takes care of the guesthouse and its guests excellently. Cooking some local cuisine for the guests in the evening.
Saraswoti also handles the admissions and stay of students completing the medical electives in Kathmandu.
Yanji is the guesthouse assistant. She handles the whole household (such as cleaning, tidying up, doing the laundry, and so on), and the housekeeping. She is always there to offer you such a genuine smile and do everything she can.
She is also a very talented good cook, between her and Saraswoti, they could open their own restaurant!
Chairman of Moving Mountains Nepal and second director of Adventure Alternative Nepal & trekking guide since 2000.
Speaks Nepali, English, Tibetan, Hindi, and a little French.
He looks over the projects in Moving Mountains donating his time generously and endlessly to the cause.
Ang Chhongba spent his childhood in Bumburi, Solu Khumbu region, and now lives in Kathmandu with his family.
Treasurer of Moving Mountains Nepal and third director of Adventure Alternative Nepal, high & extreme altitude climbing Sherpa and trekking guide since 2005.
Speaks Nepali, English, and Tibetan.
Geljen spent his childhood in Bupsa, Solu Khumbu region and has lived for six months in Kathmandu with his wife and four children. Together, they are now running their own lodge in Bupsa, called Everest guesthouse.
Three times Mount Everest SW Ridge as a climbing Sherpa
Coordinator of Adventure Alternative Nepal. He is a graduate in Travel and Tourism Management with major curriculum travel and tourism management, business communication, marketings , tourism policies, sustainable tourism , english literature etc.
He will be the main point of contact for arranging the excursions we run. He is very friendly, kind and has excellent english.
Pasang Lhamu is an extremely skilled and experienced guide. In 2009 she received her trekking license and has travelled and guided all over Nepal. She is really cheery and fun to spend time with and her favourite treks are to Everest Base Camp and the Upper Mustang. Pasang is also a very good climber and an Everest summiteer having reached the summit in May 2018
She is qualified in :
- Rock Climbing
- First Aid
- Helicopter Marshall
Extremely experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide, and expedition cook.
Speaks Nepali, Sherpa and English.
He has a Basic Emergency First Aid Training from the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). He also has a Trekking Guide Training from the Nepal Tourism Board.
More than 40 years of experience in leading treks in all areas of Nepal including Everest region, Annapurna, Langtang etc.
Experienced trekking and high mountain guide.
Speaks English, Nepali, Hindi, Tibetan, Sherpa
Jangbu is Pasang's brother and has already climbed several mountains with him, like Mount Everest.
He grew up in Solokhumbu, the Everest region.
Jangbu has already climbed Himlung, Mera & Island Peak and Mount Everest, just to name a few and has a Basic Emergency First Aid Training from the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).