Congenial, warm and fearless, Lhakpa Sherpa has worked as a climbing guide for nearly 25 years. Born and brought up in the mountainous settlement of Sotang in Solukhumbu district, he spent his childhood and early youth climbing hills and playing under the shadows of some of the highest peaks in the world. It was his love for the mountains that led him to choose a career in mountaineering. He climbed his first mountain, Mount Everest, in 1996. A career spanning more than two decades as a climbing guide has led him to reach the summit of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest (8848m), Shishapangma(8013m), Makalu(8481m), Lhotse(8516m), Baruntse(7129m), Island Peak(6189m), Mera Peak(6476m), Hiunchuli(6441m) etc.
Lhakpa has successfully completed Basic Mountaineering Training, High Alpine Course, First Aid Training, Trekking-Guide Training and attended Eco Trekking Workshop in Nepal. He has successfully led several mountaineering teams from various countries on climbing expeditions to the Himalayas. He can understand and speak in English and Hindi. He is proficient in Tibetan, Sherpa and Nepali.