Tendi Shepa was born in the village of Khembalung, a mountainous region of Sankhuwasabha District of Nepal in 1983. Following the footsteps of his mountaineer father, he started his trekking and mountaineering career when he was just 13 years. In 20 years’ time, his juvenile involvement in the field turned into his passion, profession and achievement. Now, he is an IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guide with 11 successful summits of Mt. Everest and years of mountaineering and trekking experiences in the Himalaya, Europe (Alps), South America (Andes) and China. In addition, he is also a high altitude rescue professional. He took rescue training on Longline Helicopter rescue in 2011 at Sion, Switzerland by Air Glacier, FXB, Bagnoud du Sauvetage, Maison Francois. Since then, he has also been involving in various rescue missions in Nepal and abroad.
During his profession, he has got the opportunity to collaborate with many famous European and American Companies. Some of them are:
- Audan Trekking, Swiss
- Haute Route Himalayenne, Swiss
- Mountain Madness USA
- Rainier Mountaineering Inc, USA
- Patagonian Brothers Expedition, Argentina & USA
- Fernando Grajales Expedition, Argentina
He is very keen on sharing his Himalayan culture and magnificent mountaineering and trekking experiences with the adventure community worldwide. He also loves to serve the deprived communities in Nepal. He is involved in different social organizations in Nepal. Currently, he is the treasurer of “Nepali ko Sathi,” a Swiss funded NGO for supporting education, health and other developmental activities in the remote villages of Nepal. He is also a dedicated member of Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).