Rolwaling Excursion is a trusted adventure company, specializing in trekking and climbing expeditions to the pristine mountain valleys and majestic peaks of Nepal and the Tibetan Plateau. Established in 2004, Rolwaling Excursion is owned and operated by Chiring Dorje Sherpa, who has summitted Everest 16 times, along with his brothers.
At Rolwaling Excursion, mountains are part of who we are. Our family has been guiding climbers to the world’s highest summits for three generations. Our multi-lingual guides cater to expeditions of many different nationalities and goals. Whether your aim is to reach the highest spot on Earth or simply to immerse yourself in the peace and beauty of mountain culture, Rolwaling Excursion will make your journey safe, fulfilling, and adventurous.
Our Mission And Values
Our primary mission is to ensure that each of our clients not only achieves their dream of adventuring in Himalaya but also to make it safe, enjoyable, and memorable.
Our services are rooted in our commitment to deliver quality service, maintain the originality of our rich culture, and respect the fragile mountain ecosystem.
Rolwaling is the name of the valley where Chhiring was born and grew up. In the local Sherpa language Rolwaling means a playground of the angels. It is regarded as a Beyul – a sacred hidden valley believed to be the abode of deity Dakini Tashi Tsheringma.
Mountaineering expeditions reached Rolwaling in the 1950s.
It was Chhiring’s grandfather late Pem Budar Sherpa, who had helped manage the logistics for the 1955 Merseyside Expedition. That expedition was led by a veteran mountaineer late Alfred Gregory, who was a member of the historic Everest Expedition of 1953 along with Sir Edmund Hillary.
After Chhiring’s grandfather passed away his uncle carried on the mountaineering career actively and also brought Chhiring into trekking and mountaineering occupation.
Chhiring’s grandfather late Mr. Pembudar Sherpa(on the far right in the front row) during 1955, Merseyside Himalayan Expedition
Chhiring on the summit of Mt. K2
Thus, Chhiring continued the family tradition and began working in mountaineering when he was a teenager. Over the years, Chhiring became one of Nepal’s most accomplished and respected mountaineering guides. In 2013, Chhiring was awarded the Explorers Club’s Tenzing Norgay Award in recognition for his heroism on K2, where he bravely saved the life of another climber. Chhiring’s life story is recounted in Buried in the Sky, a book that Outside magazine has described as a contemporary mountaineering classic.
Chhiring now lives in Colorado, but the Rolwaling valley remains close to his heart. Chhiring is committed to giving back to the communities where he guides and established the Chhiring Foundation to assist with the education and medical care of Rolwaling’s children.
Chhiring Dorje Sherpa
Chhiring assumes the leadership role at Rolwaling Excursion. His rich experience in mountaineering service, hardworking nature, and charismatic personality is a key driver for the company.
Mingma Tenzing Sherpa
Manager – Sales & Operations
Mingma Tenzing Sherpa is responsible for the overall management of sales and operations at Rolwaling Excursion. He is a master’s degree holder in business administration and possesses experience of over seven years of managing trekking and expedition trips successfully. He is a passionate hiker and often guides some treks. He is also an elected executive board member of the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal.
Ngawang Tashi Sherpa
Co-ordinator and advisor for Japan Market
Ngawang Tashi Sherpa is a coordinator and advisor for the Japanese market. He resides in Japan and helps with sales and correspondence. He holds both an academic qualification in travel and tourism as well as practical experience of over ten years in operating adventure tourism business in Nepal.
Pemba Chhoki Sherpa
Pemba Chhoki Sherpa handles the accounts section at Rolwaling Excursion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business accounting from Tribhuvan University. She has been involved in the tourism industry since 2011. A bit shy in nature yet she fancies exploring new places.
Reservation & Documentation In-charge
Chhinurabu Sherpa takes care of our reservation for transport, lodges, and hotels. He also handles the documentations for trek and expedition permits. A graduate student in hospitality management, Chhinurabu possesses past experience of working as a trekking field- staff, as well as knowledge in office administration.
Expedition Cook/ Trek Guide
Chakre is one of our talented workforce and an important human asset. He is an experienced expedition cook and works as the head chef for our big expeditions. Besides, he is also a trained and licensed trekking guide.