He is from Lower Everest Region of Nepal, Damar. He started working as a porter in 1986, and then became an assistant cook for treks and expeditions, and then an assistant guide.
Working his way up in the world of trekking, in 1988 Mingmar became a certified guide, and over the years he took many more mountaineering trainings from the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Petzel Foundation, and the Slovenian Mountaineering Association.
Mingmar worked as an assistant cook on his first Everest expedition in 1991. A decade of experience later, in 2001, Mingmar worked as guide & cook for Tomaz Humar, a famous Solvenian climber, on the difficult Dhaulagiri South Face. Since then, he summited Everest 6 times as a personal Sherpa climbing guide with clients from all over the world. He climbed to the South Cole/Camp 4 (8000 m) 35 times carrying equipment, setting up camps, and fixing ropes without oxygen, and in 2003 he spent 55 continuous days as cook at camp 2 at 6,500 m.He is a member of Nepal Mountaineering Association and Everest Summiteers Association.
Today Mingmar lives in Kathmandu with his family and works as a lead guide on many trekking peaks including Island Peak, Labuche, Pokalde, Machermo, Mera, Thorang, and Chuli East. He facilitates climbing trips to major peaks for any interested clients, and he also guides treks in India and Tibet. His favorite treks and trekking peaks remain those in his home area around Damar Village like Pikey Peak.
He is from Okhaldhunga District in the Everest Region. He is married with 2 children and received a Bachelors Degree from Nepal University.
Tanka was only 15 years old when he came to Kathmandu to live and study, and after his Bachelors Degree, he took a job with Nepal Government. He then worked two years for Nepal Government as a village development secretary in Lukla, the main gateway to the Mt. Everest region, where he made many connections in the trekking world and got a lot of firsthand experience in the industry.
Tanka has worked in this field since 1993, and he does a fantastic job managing official and administrative work for the company. Tanka does correspondence with clients, so if you come to Nepal with us for your adventure, you will most certainly be in touch with him.