Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa
Founder / Director

Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa is the CEO of Kaitu Expedition with many years of experience working as an expedition doctor, basecamp manager, and leader before starting his guiding company.  Born and raised in the mountains with a love for outdoor adventure, he quit his medical career to follow his dream. Combining passion and profession, he has been on many treks and expeditions with successful summits of Mt Everest, Manaslu, Amadablam, Denali to name a few. 

Having worked with leading international and local operators on many expeditions, he has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the strength and weaknesses which is implemented at Kaitu Expedition to meet the expectation of clients, guides, and support staff that makes Kaitu Expedition stand out. Dr.Nima aspires to lead the team and establish a reputable expedition logistic service provider that can ensure SAFETY,  provide quality SERVICE and achieve SUCCESS. 

He pursued his postgraduate studies in the field of high altitude medicine and holds a Diploma in Mountain Medicine, International Diploma in Mountain Emergency Medicine, Outdoor leadership, mountain rescue, and mountaineering training in Nepal, UK, Italy & US. Dr. Nima Sherpa led by example to become the CHANGE. Probably he is the only native Sherpa working in the mountaineering industry with the highest level of academic qualification as a professional. Combining his passion and profession, he has not only set new trends but contributed significantly to the mountaineering community, being featured in many national and international media for his work in the mountains.

Dr. Sherpa is also actively involved in social work and community development projects. He is  Executive Board Member of Himalayan Trust Nepal, the prestigious Non Profit started by Sir Edmund Hillary which primarily works in the education and health sector in Solukhumbu. Besides, he runs a training center to teach wilderness medicine skills and outdoor education through Himalayan Medics and Outdoor Adventure Center Nepal as a pioneer. 

Dr. Sherpa has received many accolades for his contribution to society and the mountaineering industry as the only mountaineer in Nepal with a medical background who has done many rescue missions to save lives. 



Nima Tenji Sherpa
Founder / Director

Nima Tenji Sherpa is the Expedition Director of Kaitu Expedition. He has an impressive resume as a professional mountain guide with extensive experience in guiding and leading expeditions.  Nima is a certified international mountain guide (IFMGA/UIAGM) besides being a mountaineering instructor trained in France and Nepal.  He has summited Everest 10 times apart from leading many safe and successful expeditions in the Himalayas. With technical expertise in mountaineering as a professional combined with 20 plus years of working experience in the mountain, Nima Tenji heads the logistics operation department to ensure a safe and successful climb. He works full-time as an Expedition leader and guide. 

Nima Tenji is one of the early IFMGA/UIAGM certified guides from Nepal. He is also one of the few certified Mountaineering Instructor associated with the Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association and the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association. Over the years, he has been on more than 30 major Himalayan Expeditions and summited Everest 10 times alone besides Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Himlung, Amadablam, Gyachung Khang, Denali, etc to name a few.  

Notable first ascents include Mt Raungsiyar 6224M, Mt. Langdak 6220M, Mt. Thakar Go East 6152M, and the first winter ascent of Mt. Langdung 6357M. In 2016, he was a part of the first Nepalese team to summit Mt. Denali via the West Rib – a steeper, more exposed, and challenging route up the mountain. Nima has not only climbed in Nepal Himalayas but many mountains in Europe, China, Japan, and America. 

Among many accolades, he has received a medal from the Netherlands Defence Attache for his outstanding leadership in guiding the Royal Marine of Netherlands team to scale Mt. Manaslu in the spring season of 2016. Spring and winter on Manaslu are the toughest time to climb compared to the normal Autumn season. He was also recognized by China Mountaineering Association with an appreciation medal for his contribution as an instructor in training Chinese mountain guides.