Sonam Dorjee was born in 1988 in the small village of Rasuwa called Thuloshyabru, 130 km north of Kathmandu, in the Langtang National Park. A mountainous region, difficult to reach, characterized by its rurality and poverty.
In 2007, he settled in Kathmandu and began training in tourism, a growing sector in Nepal. He learns the components of the tourist trades and progresses in English. In parallel, he begins to learn French at the Alliance Française.
His ultimate goal was to work in the tourism sector. Therefore, he agrees to become a bearer. For several years, he worked as a guide for several trekking agencies. Sometimes unscrupulous agencies … Little by little, then he managed to climb the ladder, and became a guide (notably for a French Trek agency).
In 2014, he successfully launched Tamang Randonnees Treks, an association of Independent Guides who work for ethical, solidary, sustainable, and responsible tourism. It aims to revitalize tourism in its region of origin and border areas with Tibet, particularly affected by the poverty and earthquakes of 2015.
- Spoken Languages: Tamang, Nepali, Tibetan, Sherpa, Hindi, English, and French