Yes We Are Different!
Three Jewels Adventures is another name for a small team of devoted local trekking guides, climbing guides, cultural trip guides and mangers. Their devotion is not limited only to sell trips and make their living but at the same time they care and consciously implement the norms and disciplines of eco-friendly and sustainable tourism in the destinations they trek and climb with their clients.
For the purpose of sharing benefits of tourism Three Jewels is probably one of the few agencies not associated to big NGOs or volunteer business like most others. Our care, devotion and action of sharing the benefit of what we do is reflected on ours (and some of our clients’) direct involvement in various volunteer works in different parts of the trekking / climbing places.
All positive feedbacks from our clients, many of them published in online travel advisory type sources like Trip Advisor, Fodor, Facebook and online travel forums clarify the fact. If you are interested to see your lifetime experience in the Himalaya turned into beautiful reality with a help of local experts then possibly you have come to connect with right team.
PS. You may want to know what Three Jewels means by the way. It is a term that’s known as ‘tri ratna’ in Sanskrit or three sublime jewels in Buddhism which are – The Buddha, The Dharma (Teachings of Buddha) and Sangha (the Buddhist Teachers / Followers). However, there are many three special things associated to Nepali culture. For example the Hindus have three supreme gods – Bramha (creator), Vishnu (care taker or protector) and Shiva (destroyer of all illusions). Likewise, Nepal geographically is set in three divisions: High altitude great Himalaya, middle hills or lesser Himalaya and Tarai or Southern flat land home of every friendly and culturally rich people representing Jewels in many ways!
Our company logo (below) simply formed in single color of Blue represents the Three Jewels entwined culturally and geographically in three layers which is shown raised towards the top of the world or the Himalaya. Likewise our slogan ‘Discover the Himalaya, Rediscover Yourself’ aims to encourage our clients to wide open their eyes not limited to dramatic mountain views but towards slightly hidden beauties which can be found in temples, shrines, stones and life of each Nepali people and settlements they encounter during the course of their journey in here.
Our Team Members
Amber Tamang is the founder manager of the Three Jewels Adventures.Apart from managing his own company, he is the local representative and trip leader for Himalayan High Treks, CA, USA. He was born in a remote village of Solukhumbu lower foothills of Mt. Everest. His tiny village of Tapting is off the trekking route so it’s undeveloped and not even mentioned in most of the maps of the area. Up to high school, his schooling was in Sindhuli of southern Nepal where his grandfather helped him to study. In 1993, he first ventured to Kathmandu for further study. He holds Masters degree in culture (that includes Indian philosophy, History and Archaeology) and also undergraduate degree in Law from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu. His career in tourism begun as part time trekking staff from 1993. He has received trainings and participated in different workshops and seminars related to culture and sustainable tourism. He shares his knowledge in this field contributing articles in various publications. In free times he spends his time helping his wife to cook and traveling with his team in to new trekking areas. Check out https://ambertamangnepal.blogspot.com/ to know more about Amber Tamang.
Sushma Tamang, assistant manager and tour guide of Three Jewels Adventures is among the few female tourism enthusiasts in Nepal. Sushma holds bachelors degree in economics from woman’s college in Kathmandu and recently got training as cultural tour guide from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management Kathmandu. She had her schooling in Udayapur, a remote southern district of eastern Nepal. She lives in Kathmandu with her small family accompanied by her husband and daughter. Sushma’s hobby includes volunteering and seeing new places. She has traveling extensively in Nepal and visited India and China outside Nepal.
Utar Tamang works as Trekking and climbing guiding for Three Jewels Adventures on contract basis. Utar has visited most of the trekking sector and led many trips around. He is certified guide from NTHAM (tourism academy) and trained in wilderness first aid. He also has received climbing guide training from NMA(Nepal Mountaineering Association )and has already climbed Lobuche east (6119mtr) on the way to Everest base camp trek, Pisang peak in Annapurna and Tent Peak also in Annapurna region and Stok Kang Ri in Ladakh.
Karna B. Tamang ‘KB’ three times Everest summiteer, once solo from camp 4 to the top is one of the outstanding climbing guides in Nepal. In his climbing trip to the summit of Everest in 2011, KB managed to handle rare rescue of his client brining down an semi-unconscious client near from the summit to all the way to base camp safely. KB has climbed many other peaks including Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt Himlung, Parchamo Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche East, Mera Peak and others. He was involved in rescue squad in recent Mt. Everest disaster of 2013 and 2014. While not climbing he enjoys hiking, canyoning and spending time with his wife and family. Some of KB’s climbing stories can be read on the blog ambertamang.blogspot.com
Pasi Sherpa is a post graduate student living and studying in Kathmandu. She is originally from Okhaldhunga a district in the foothills of Mt. Everest. Like many other students, she also manage her educational expenses by on her own. Unlike many of her colleagues, her work is not in fancy office. Instead she has to walk up and down in the mountain. She loves working as assistant guide enjoying the nature and sharing stories to her clients. She has completed Trekking Guiding and Rock Climbing just recently. Once graduated, she is interested to work as full time guide.
Ang Phuri Sherpa is from Tapting Solukhumbu. He has completed higher secondary level of education from his village school. He has led treks in remote places like Tilman’s Pass in the Langtang Valley and Upper Dolpo to Mustang in restricted area of west Nepal. Ang Furi is also enthusiastic young adventurer. He does climbing and mountain biking too. Besides trekking guide training he has participated in outdoor trip coordinating workshop. He speaks good English while explaining local culture, life and stories associated to the trekking places. He can also speak some Tibetan, Sherpa and German. Ang Furi together with our other staff have tried to help our village and remote places affected by recent earthquake in Nepal. He is the coordinator of rebuilding Buddhist centre back in his village and currently involved in volunteering work there.
Kshetra Bdr. Basnet is sales and marketing manager of Three Jewels Adventures. He comes from Sindhupalchok a district bordered with Tibet China. He has completed bachelors degree. He has learned Chinese Mandarin and his communication in English is also very good. Kshetra is also a creative web master and graphic designer.
Lok Tamang (LOK) : Lok is from Goly, Solukhumbu in the lower Everest region. He has worked as assistant guide for several treks from Three Jewels Adventures prior to undertaking trekking guide training in 2012 from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). His treks with us include multiple trips in less traveled area of Dolpo, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and Tamang Heritage Trail in Langtang National Park. He has also helped treks in common trekking places like Annapurna, Everest region and in Tibet. Lok has also completed a ‘trekking guiding refreshment workshop’ from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) of which our agency is a member.
Nima Sange Sherpa is the senior climbing Sherpa at Three Jewels. In his career as climbing as assistant guide and Sherpa, he has climbed more than 10 different trekking peaks including Mt. Baruntse (7000+meter), Pumori, Amadablam and over 8000mter of Mt. Everest. While not climbing he does support us as trekking sirdar specialized in remote treks and high passes and he helps his family back in the Solukhumbu.
Pur Bahadur Gurung ‘Yukta’ is another outstanding trekking and mountain guide of Nepal. He hails from Laprak village in Mt. Manaslu Region. He is one of the most experienced local guide to take people in Manaslu trek. However, he is skilled mountain guide as he bagged Mt. Everest Summit in 2010. He has climbed other peaks such as Islang Peak, Mera Peak, Lobuch East, and Naya Kanga in Langtang Region. Yukta’s village with over 600 families is only few miles far from epicenter of deadly earth quake that devastated not only his village but many places in Nepal. Yukta tirelessly worked for weeks or even months helping is villagers including neighbors, relatives some of who lost their near and dear ones after the earthquake.