Trekking and Cycling Adventures

About Trekking Adventures

Ann Young
Trekking Adventures (formerly known as Trekking 4 Women) was started in 2006 by Ann Young, an impassioned and dedicated adventurer with over 30 years’ exploration experience. Ann aims to enrich the lives not only of her fellow travellers but also of the local people in the countries she visits.  She is trained in bush craft, rock climbing, alpine, first aid in the outdoors, risk management, Civil Defence and Search & Rescue.   She holds a diploma in Tourism Industry Management, has been a travel agent and won the Air NZ award for being top in “Excellence in Travel Studies”.
Everest Base Camp Trek – April 2011 & Chitwan Safari May 2011
“We would both like to thank you for your wonderful guiding expertise. We both feel that your very special personality, your ease of dealing with difficult people and difficult situations, great organisational skills and your general good humour made the whole experience worth getting as close as practicable to “knocking the bugger off”. Nothing was ever too much trouble for you and you were completely selfless in ensuring that everyone in the group had the best possible experience.”
Rob and Ellie – Auckland, New Zealand.
Nepal trekking Guides:

Nima Tenzing Sherpa:Nima  is our head guide taking our teams to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and the wider Everest region.  Nima lives in Khumjung – which is the heart of the sherpa’s of the Khumbu. Nima has been part of  nine team expeditions to the top of the world and stood on the summit of Everest (the highest mountain in the world)  seven times. Nima started his schooling at the school Sir Edmund Hilary’s built in  Khumjung. Nima has a great sense of humour, loves a bit of Tibetan Dancing at Base Camp and sharing his knowledge when guiding teams in to Everest Base Camp. Nima is married with a little daughter called Tenzing.

Danuru Sherpa:Danuru is also a  guide in the Khumbu region and has worked as a asst Guide since 1990. Danuru is 44 years old and graduated from Khumjung School in 1989, is trained as a electrician and works for the local power company during the quite trekking season. Danuru is experienced at guiding in the Everest, Lantang/ Helambu, Mustang and Annapurna regions of Nepal. Danuru climbed to South Col (7,900 metres) on Mt Everest as part of a team climbing expedition to summit Mt Everest. His experience includes climbing Island (6,000 metres) and Mera Peaks and has completed training in first Aid (at Khunde Hospital) and trained at Phortse Climbing School. Danuru has a very warm nature and his experience cultural knowledge is invaluable to ‘Trekking Adventures’. We count ourselves very fortunate to have him as part of our team. Danuru’s other interest are in Photography with a special interest of cultural activities. He practises Eco tourism (owns and operates with his wife Futi,a Eco Lodge), which makes him a very popular guide with our clients.

Milan Rai:Milan is our asst guide and head porter. He has worked for Trekking Adventures since our beginning and a very important team player and loved and respected by all who work for and with him.  His nick name is Baboo (which means the kind and gentle one in Nepali). Milan loves running so much that he runs in the Marathon (Everest Base Camp – Namache) each year. Milan has gained a 3rd, 8th, 15th and 20th  placing with his best time of 4hrs 7 mins. This marathon is the highest in the world and after trekking to Everest Base Camp you would wonder how anyone could ever manage to run this event. Simply AMAZING!!!!When you see Milan run it is no wonder he does so well as he fly’s through the air bouncing off rocks like a Giselle. Milan is married and has one young baby.  Milan has been fortunate to be sponsored by two of our New Zealand clients so he can further his education and help his sibblings.

 

Lila:Lila lives in Pokhara which is the heart of the Annapurna trekking region. Lila has been with Trekking Adventures since our first trip around the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary (Base Camp). His knowledge and passion for this area is never ending. Lila also guides our trips in the Langtang, Gosainkund and Helumbu areas. One our clients who has been with Trekking Adventures three times was so impressed with lila and his service, code of ethics, humour and humble honesty, Liz decided she wanted to give something back to Lila and his family.Needless to say Liz is now sponsoring Lila’s daughter Sonya to go to university to obtain a nursing degree. Lila loves to spend a evening with clients playing cards (and winning of course). Is certainly an invaluable member of our team.

Nepal & Tibet Cycling:

Chhimi Gurung : Chhimi operates our cycling trips in Nepal and Tibet. He is our head guide for the ever popular ‘Lhasa to Kathmandu cycle trip’ across the Tibetan Plateau trip .  Chhimi is from Manang and has been guiding cycling trips since 1988. He has climbed a number of peaks including Mt Everest and has excelled in Badminton, Athletics and football,has a wealth of knowledge and achievements under his belt. However he has special interest in cycling, saving the environment to retain it’s beauty and preserving nature,and strives to improve sports and tourism. Chhimi started the famous  first ‘Yak Attack’ cycle race  in Nepal and has cycled the Tibetan Plateau some 20 times. We are very lucky to have him and his never ending knowledge.

 

Trekking Adventures give you life-changing experiences. We operate with integrity while having fun and being responsible to clients, the cultures we visit and the environment.