Inspiring adventure travel since 1984
Travel is our passion and we know it is yours too. With the excitement, exhilaration and enthusiasm to explore the adventurous lands of mountains and moors, we hold a mission to share this passion with you.We pride ourselves on being one of the oldest adventure company in Nepal. Here, at Last Frontiers, not only do we offer amazing travel choices, we are also dead passionate about delivering awe-inspiring travel experiences at great value making your journey not only meet but even exceed your expectations.
We specialize in carefully designed and customized itineraries that reflect our wide ranging travelers’ interests and preferences. Your dream adventure is awaiting you. Let us help you create a especial one.
Precious are the cultures and traditions – fragile are the natural environments – and absolutely dependent on tourism are the communities we come across as we travel. It is our utter responsibility as visitors to keep from what is precious and watch out our presence to leave an impact that becomes an uplifting example of positive actions. This is why we create genuine sustainable adventure itineraries with a raft of responsible tourism practices for our travelers to be ‘Responsible Travelers.’
We are very much aware of the fact that our adventures can pollute environments, damage ecosystems and exploit local communities. Hence, we play an active role in environmental conservation projects supporting low visitor impact and encouraging the participation of local people in all that we do. In addition to offering sustainable benefits to local communities, we are equally providing our travelers with educational components with regards to support for local cultures and biodiversity.
We aren’t here just to do business – we are also committed to living our values, maintaining our integrity and ensuring that we protect human rights within our sphere of influence. We make sure that travelers, local communities and other stakeholders, all are treated with the same respect and equality. In order to protect our most vulnerable societies, we promote justice, equity and contribution programs across our communities by joining hands with various non-profit organizations.
We are your travel partner you can always count on. We are there for you from the minute you clear customs to the time you head out for home again. We have been providing the highest degree of safety and security for our travelers for past three decades. Truth be told, no environment is entirely risk-free, however, our safety protocols, risk management standards and extensive travel know-how can provide you with a secure and hassle-free travel experience as you travel with us.
We understand that financial security is very important when making travel arrangements because paying for your adventure is one of the biggest commitments you will make. This is why we ensure that your money is secure and you will be safely repatriated back home. You will still get the most out of your travel just in case things don’t go according to plan. With Last Frontiers, your money is automatically protected even in case of a financial failure in the arrangements.
We believe that preserving a clean, safe, healthy environment is imperative to meeting the world's energy needs. Continually striving to minimize potential negative environmental impacts of our activities and operations, we have teamed up with TAP to visualize a self-sustaining global movement resulting in the near-elimination of travelers’ dependence on plastic water bottles. We encourage our travelers to take the pledge to travel responsibly and use reusable water containers during the travels.
The second sirdar between Camp I and IV on the Everest Fall Expeditions 1952 under the leadership of Dr. G. Chevalley.
"One of the exceptional chaps who carried loads twice to the South Col of Everest. On the second occassion he shouldered the load of a companion who fell out in the couloir some distance below the Col, and continued to the top with Noyce carrying some 60 pounds". This was on the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, under the leadership of John Hunt.
Joined team of Yeti Expedition led by Tom Slick, on which famous Swiss American climber Norman Dyhrenfurth was also involved in 1958. Then he joined Mr. K. Fukada and team to explore the Langtang Himal and the Jugal Himal area.
In 1961, a party from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment lead an expedition to Mingbo area, just south of Ama Dablam and some ten miles from Everest. Pasang Phutar joined as the sirdar on this expedition.
Pasang Phutar passed on his knowledge, expertise, and skill to his son Mingma Dorji Sherpa. A legacy was passed on to the second generation in the family.
Last Frontiers was born. One of the very first adventure travel companies in Nepal history.
Handled Logistic for The Earth Day 20 International Peace Climb was an expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest during Earth Week 1990 led by Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest (in 1963), and marked the first time in history that mountaineers from the United States, Soviet Union and China had roped together to climb a mountain, let alone Mount Everest.
Our Executive Leadership Team isn’t just dedicated to delivering the best travel experience, but is also highly committed toward individual employee growth, balance and overall long term success. Our team of leaders – from executives to expert agents – are thought leaders, mentors and educators who are exceptionally passionate about the business of travel. Take a look at these highly experienced and successful people who work day-in and day-out to leave a positive impact in the face of travel industry.
At the age of 16, when he was working with his father co-leading trips in Nepal, this is when Mingma found out his passion and interest to work in the travel industry. In 1984, he founded Last Frontiers Trekking, and under his leadership the company has grown to be recognized inbound travel leader in the South East Asian region. He has been working in the Tourism industry since his early age of 16. He is currently working towards the development of the remote areas of Nepal.
After graduating from United States with his degree in Computers, Nima returned to Nepal to purse his long interest in working with the family travel business. A 3rd generation Sherpa in the travel industry, he is involved in business development, corresponding with buyers, product development, and marketing. He is personally involved in the entire management of the company, and loves to be outdoor whenever he has time. He has also been awarded the TOP GUIDE AWARD 2011 by REI Adventures from USA.
Kishor joined Last Frontiers back in 1994. He is in charge of all the flight bookings, hotel arrangements, and sightseeing and staff mobilization. His great communication skills and public relation with the local agents in Nepal, has helped him reach to this extent, and created a great good will among the local agents for Last Frontiers Trekking. Prior to Last Frontiers, Kishor was into airlines ticketing and knows a great deal about Airlines. His knowledge and expertise takes Last Frontiers to a whole new level.
Sudan is a graduate in Travel & Tourism from Nepal. Working in tourism industry for a long time now, he is great in combining his management background with a node- centered imagination. Sudan is not leased back by challenges and has constantly managed to occur up with creative and workable solutions. He's always quick to think on his toes and knows the knack of communication. Sudan has personally seen what it is like to be on the rustic trails with the masses who are completely alien to the circumstances.
Helena June Margareta Lund from Sweden manages all Last Frontiers clients in India. She visited India in 1980's, after her visit, Helena was drawn back to India, like a magnet, to its rich ancient heritage, culture and religion. She has spent most of her life exploring, living and working in India and Himalayas which gives the advantage of designing very genuine, unique and off beat trips for our travelers.
Stanzing is our travel director for Ladakh. He comes from Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Initially he started working as a free lance seasonal guide in year 2006 with agents in Leh until 2016. Last Frontiers have discovered Stanzing's passion for travel, and his expertise in Ladakh is unlimited.
Nyendra often known as Ninda is our travel director in Bhutan. Ninda pursued training, education and a career in the field of tourism specializing in the Adventure Travel and Tours. He underwent Adventure Mountaineering Course in renowned Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, later pursued Austrian Mountain Guide & Wilderness Survival Certifications in 1996. He have Bachelor degree from Mumbai and Master degree from Lund University in Sweden apart from Business Leadership Certificate from Holland.
We are a company built on extraordinary travel experiences – it’s the foundation of our culture and values. We love what we do and strive to be better with every feedback we get from our clients. For past three decades, our travelers have had the best experience they could ever have. But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at what our happy travelers have to say in their own words.
What a wonderful memory - my 60th birthday! Along with 15 fellow Trekkers from around the world, we were led by Nima Sherpa and his crew on a wonderful journey to Mount Everest Base Camp, in November 2011. It is hard to explain the incredible level of organization that Nima brought to our trek. His calm, but controlled and confident manner left us with a feeling of security. There was no doubt that he was watching out for us every step we took.
Nima & Mingma, I want to thank you for a great trek to Everest Base Camp in October. My dad and I had a terrific vacation and we credit Last Frontiers and Tukten’s great leadership and team for such success. The food, the staff, the weather, the Nepalese people, the mountains everything was amazing. It was a great experience. I was surrounded by clever mind and supportive people all the time.
Last Frontiers is by far the most professional trekking agency in Nepal. I've had superb trekking experiences each time in Nepal because its staff is the best, and they know how to take care of their clients. I will continue to recommend them to friends and colleagues, knowing that they will enjoy the wonders of Nepal and its people thanks to Last Frontiers Trekking!
The guides were great. They answered questions, kept us on track, pointed out interesting sites along the way, and kept us safe! The staff was friendly and very enthusiastic. It was a pleasure being with them, and I hated leaving them after the trek!
The Gorkha trek was probably the best introduction for me to Nepal and to the Nepalese people, since it was a trek with no other trekkers during the days we were there. That was a superb experience of meeting with people who were just as curious as we were. The staff was absolutely fantastic. They were all very kind, smiling, and seemed always to be in a good mood.
Excellent Trek! Perhaps one of the best we do. In this trek every day we have new cooking and surprise! He is a very very good cook. The kitchen boys were also excellent. We don't miss Kishor who make an excellent challenge in Pokhara in a difficulty personal situation.
In November 2012 I had the pleasure of trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp under the expert care of Last Frontiers Trekking. Nima Sherpa and his staff are true professionals fully experienced with all aspects of trip execution, and can handle any situation that may arise unexpectedly. Their attentiveness to our needs was always front and center; their desire to make the experience as rewarding as possible was genuine.
I did a trek with Nima Sherpa and his company in 2009. We spend 10 days on the Annapurna Sanctuary and although the weather was poor for the first few days it still rates as one of the best treks I have done. Nima's organisational skills were amazing. Everything went so smoothly and I felt at ease at all times. The equipment was first rate and the food plentiful and delicious. I highly recommend him and would trek with his company again.
I have known Nima Tashi Sherpa since the 1980's, pretty much since he was born. In recent years, he has assumed a major part of the responsibilities in managing the trekking business Last Frontiers Trekking established and run for many years by his father Mingma Dorje Sherpa. He is great to work with and plan treks and holidays with, very professional, straightforward and flexible, and pays great attention to detail and to the comfort and convenience of the customer. As a result of their combined efforts over many years, Last Frontiers is a very special outfit
It have been a pleasure to work together with Nima and Last Frontiers Trekking. A very reliable and knowledgeable partner to work with, and I am please to recommend Nima as a very able Deputy Managing Director at Last Frontiers Trekking, and a thank you for many years of good co-orpation.
Nima is extremely personable and works hard to deliver a high level of service. Mountain trekking requires great coordination and keeping clients feeling secure in difficult environments. Nima knows both the business and service areas of his product. He is a wonderful team builder and gives his vision to the remarkable sherpas and non Sherpa Nepalis who make up his company.
Nima is a a fantastic manager of a well-known and highly regarded Himalaya trekking and cultural tour company. He has always produced the highest quality results and with a big and friendly smile on his face. I highly recommend Nima, and his business, for all your tour needs in the Himalaya region.
I wholeheartedly recommend Nima and Last Frontiers Trekking, Nepal for their attention to detail, customer safety and delivering an outstanding guest experience.
At Last Frontiers, we have an extremely qualified team of experts coming from diverse walks of life because we understand how important it is to offer you expert advice to make sure you get the most out of your travel. Our experts have been helping travel lovers, shutter-bugs and adventure seekers plan their perfect trips and they are always at hand to help you plan your perfect trip too. Get to know these experts beforehand so that when you meet you can start having real fun with your travel.
Lok Chitrakar, renowned for his paubha paintings, is a self-taught artist who started painting at the tender age of 12. His father and relatives made various religious arts and as a child, Lok would observe them with keen interest. Slowly, he started assisting them and drew pictures of various deities in religious ceremony. The best part about him is that he does not seem to realize the artistic height he has achieved and the contributions he has made to his country, and perhaps, this quality in him is the major force that makes him work harder each day.
Maheswar Ghimire hails from rural areas of western Nepal. Born in a farming family, he had seen tremendous diversity of crop seed, livestock and its intricate relationship for sustainable farming system. He is primarily the inspector of organic operation for majority of International Organic standard like IFOAM, NASAA, USNOP, EU2092/91, JAS, and also represents Biosuisse, Canadian Organic Regime in Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. He is currently working as an Organic Inspector part time for NASAA Australia.
Sannyasi Premananda (Shiva Basyal), the first registered and certified yoga master and the only Yoga Psychologist in Nepal has completed his M.A. in Yoga Psychology from Bihar Yoga Bharati, India. He has been teaching Yoga for last 12 years. Ordained as Karma Sannyasin by his Guru Paramhamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati, his focus is based on Psycho Yogic Approach; that means working with the body using the mind (somato-psychic) and working with the mind using the body (psychosomatic); for the complete renewal of your entire being.
Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi believes, a camera is an object to express own contemplation and he seeks to bring change in horizon of photography via vivacious portrayal of imageries with a touch of fine art. A graduate from Lalit Kala Campus, Ngakhusi perceives photography as the language of light and shades, and believes that a picture is made, rather than taken. His wide collection of photographs spans over culture, nature, landscape, portraits and fine art. Ngakhusi had bagged the title of 5th WCN Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition in 2009.
He has received the Ashoka fellowship, the Rolex Award and more recently the Silicon Valley Tech Award for his work. Anil is engaged in recovering and restoring the built and living heritage in the Kathmandu valley and across Nepal. He was part of the team that implemented the National Conservation Strategy for Nepal, preserving its globally unique natural endowment. In 1993 he was one of the 100 “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” awardees at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Last Frontiers has partnered with some of the finest organizations nationally and internationally. We believe in partnering with individuals and organizations with a spirit of excellence and commitment in their sphere of work. We encourage partnerships but are not restricted to any corporations, universities, retailers, nonprofit organizations, guide services, international agencies, youth programs, national parks, and any other groups. These partnerships are essential for Last Frontiers to develop successful tourism ideas and initiatives. Here are some of the organizations we have partnered with.
Lo Gyalpo Jigme Cultural Conservation Foundation was founded with the aim to improve the condition and life of the people of Upper Mustang. It helps preserve and improve the existing cultural and religious traditions and heritage of Mustang. The foundation also assists in setting up schools to impart general education in Mustang. Working to help existing monasteries to impart Buddhist studies and help them regain their past glory Lo Gyalpo also aims to improve health standards especially of children and women along with awareness programs about traditional herbal medicine, environmental protection, potable drinking water and electricity.
Sumeru Art Village (SAV) is committed to conservation, promotion and development of indigenous art. It is in a good standing with all the artists and art related organizations, and its members are primarily master artists. It has been actively following up on new avenues for protecting and promoting traditional Nepali art forms and techniques; creating the methodology to establish artistic standards, and to provide recognition to creative people. SAV has also been promoting trainings for artists at the introductory and intermediate levels, and has been generating publicity, recognition and respect for traditional arts and artists alike.
The Red Panda Network saves wild red pandas and preserves their habitat through the empowerment of local communities by community-based research, education, and carbon mitigation. RPN researches and creates innovative alternatives to deforestation as a means of livelihood, provide employment to villagers, and educate communities of importance of their land. Inspired by the beauty and power of nature, RPN values the individual and their ability to find solutions to life’s challenges. It empowers individuals to find the best in themselves and discover pioneering solutions to conservation of the world’s precious natural resources.
Kathmandu School of Yoga provides a peaceful environment of healing and learning for those who wish to discover the gifts of these ancient yogic practices. In its instructions, "The Kathmandu School of Yoga" teaches you how to use your body and breath to restore balance in all the layers of your being which has been derived from different branches of Yoga. This school guides you in your yoga practices to strike a balance between strength, stamina, flexibility and awareness. The school also offers students a spiritual approach to these scientific methods of facilitating the healing of others, the roots of which are self-awareness and meditation.
Global Primate Network – Nepal was founded as a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization (Regd. no. 524/2065/2066) in 2008 by a team of young wildlife researcher from Nepal. It was established with the aim of promoting science-based conservation of wildlife and its habitat in Nepal Himalaya. GPN- Nepal is dedicated to safeguard the future of wildlife through scientific research and community outreach program. GPN aims to conserve wildlife through people participation by developing and promoting local citizen scientist through necessary training and skill development program.
REED-Nepal is a non-profit Non Governmental Organization. Registered with District Administration office Kathmandu with the reg#1015/057 & Social Welfare Council Kathmandu. It is dedicated to protection and promotion of Environment and Education system in the rural areas. It will strive for equitable social system and opportunities for equal participation in decision making process for the betterment of the environment and for the development of the education institution.
Our field crew is available 24/7, every day of the year. From giving you a hand while carrying the baggage to your destination to letting you taste the local flavor from the villages – our experienced and well-qualified crew members have all it takes to provide you with a good care when you’re on the adventure. Never worry about food and accommodation when our crew is around. Go ahead and meet them – they are waiting for your arrival.
Tek has been hiking since he was 12 years old. He has walked the trails of Annapurna, Everest and many more. He will be ensuring whether you are aptly dressed for the trek with warm clothing and waterproofs. He will also be carrying all the equipment, including personal gears for each hiker.
Kale is an expert in setting up camps, preparing and serving meals. As trekkers arrive in the camp each day, they will be assisted by Kale accompanying stricken climbers to safety when necessary. We hope not only will you enjoy your adventure, but also his company on your trip up the mountain.
Sherwa is our resident expert crew member on Kanchenjunga trekking. He knows the steep, heavily wooded valley and a wide variety of plants, wild animals and birds there. He will assist you as much as possible with your special order if you specifically need something to fit your needs.
Madhu used to work as an assistant cook back in the year 1991. He then started working as a Cook himself after 1996. He has trekked a number of Himalayas in Nepal and worked with scores of foreign clients like Danish, German, Italian, Australian, French, Canadian, British, American, Japanese and Indians.
Badri was a helper before 1990’s. He came to Kathmandu to study law and was very much attached to his profession. He was so much passionate about travel that he ended up being a Trekking Guide instead of a lawyer. He has guided tourists to various trekking destinations in Nepal.