Sherpa chhimi tenzing

Chhimi Tenzing Sherpa

Chhimi Tenzing Sherpa was born with trekking in his blood in the village of Namche Bazaar, Nepal, surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Himalaya. His dad was a trekking guide for 35 years and Chhimi’s earliest expedition was at the age of 14, with Yuichiro Miura, the first person to ski down Everest and Guinness World Record holder for the oldest person to summit. Chhimi studied at Khumjung Secondary School, set in the lap of Khumbila Mountain, also known as “Hillary School,” as it was built by the famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary. After completing his education, he worked as a station manager at an airline company and with an Italian research center as a senior technician, but in 2008, his lifelong love for the mountains drew him back to the trails. He’s been a Trip Leader ever since. Chhimi has  completed courses in high altitude safety and Khumbu ice training, which, combined with his lifelong exploration of the Himalaya, provides a knowledgeable and personal experience for everyone who hikes with him.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials


What an honor it was to be led by a Sherpa born and raised in our destination city, Namche Bazaar! He gave us an invaluable education about the local customs, religions, flora/fauna, and inhabitants in the region.
— Barbara S., Phoenix, AZ
Everest and Annapurna Private Journey
Chhimi was very impressive. Everyone seemed to know and respect him among other guides, porters, and local inns.
— Bill B., Gilbert, AZ
Everest and Annapurna Private Journey
Chimi was great and attentive—a real sweetheart!
— Sally C., Phoenix, AZ
Everest and Annapurna Private Journey
Attentive to individual concerns; outstandingly friendly/fun/safe.
— Mary C., Phoenix, AZ
Everest and Annapurna Private Journey
Chhimi had outstanding knowledge, care, attentiveness, and helpfulness throughout our trek. We would ask for same guide on a return trip to the Everest region.
— Gerard P., Framingham, MA
Everest and Annapurna Private Journey
Sherpa Chhimi was the best Sherpa guide I could have had!
— Tanya W., Valle De Atongo Topoztlan, Mexico
Everest Private Journey