Mingma Temba Sherpa was born in Chhukung (15,551'), a spectacular valley above the ancient Sherpa village of Khumjung on the trekking route to Mt. Everest. He attended the Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung. Mingma has done extensive guiding in the entire Everest region and also in the Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region. When not guiding groups, Mingma Temba works as a Medical Assistant at the Khunde Hospital, set up by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Himalayan Trust. It is the only medical facility that operates on a year-round basis in the Khumbu area for the 5,000 to 8,000 residents living in the Solu-Khumbu community. Guiding in the Himalaya is in Mingma’s family blood (Pasang Temba, one of our other Trek Leaders, is his younger brother). With his frequent interactions with English speakers, he speaks excellent English. He lives in the village of Khunde with his wife and three children and in his spare time loves going hiking (a “busman’s holiday” for a Trek Leader!).
It was a treat to have Mingma with us. He must know half of the Sherpas in the Khumbu area!