Founder and Chairman of Thamserku Trekking. He is also Executive Chairman of Yeti Airlines, Managing Director of Yeti Mountain Home, deluxe mountain lodges in the Everest region and Ker and Downey, comfort lodges in Annapurna region.
Lakhpa Sonam Sherpa is recognized as one of Nepali tourism's most successful and important entrepreneurs today. His organizations have also earned several awards over the years and have grown exponentially. This comes as no surprise as Sonam's work is deeply seated in his passion and respect for the Himalayas and his relationship with the same: his late wife Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was the first Nepali woman to climb Everest in 1993, who lost her life on the mountain during the descent.
As a former mountaineer, Sonam knows what mountaineers in Nepal want. And as a son of the Himalayas, he knows what outsiders should not miss when they are here. Some of Sonam's mountaineering feats include climbing Europe's highest peak Mount Blanc (1983) and South America's highest peak Acancagua (1999). Amongst other, he has also scaled Mount Annapurna I (1985), Mount Dhaulagiri (1986), Mount Thamserku (1987) in Nepal. It was after ascending Thamserku did he decide to start a company named after the mountain.