"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Our Team


Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

(CEO & Logistics Coordinator)

Pemba Jangbu Sherpa, CEO for I AM Treks and Expeditions, has been around climbing his entire life. His father was a well-known climber, serving the tourism industry for 35 Years. He climbed so many peaks and mountains including MT. Everest.

Mr. Jangbu entered the tourism industry at the age of 14 and has experience in every aspect of mountaineering. Beginning his career as a porter, he then grew his career becoming a cook helper for a year, a guide helper for another one year, and finally a porter guide for one year and Sherpa guide for next year. Slowly, he established himself as an expedition guide working for well-known trekking and expedition companies in Nepal for nine years. But, his most unforgettable moment came in 2016 when he established the "I AM" Trekking and Expedition company.

Mr. Jangbu's experience includes climbing Gejikhang three times (7038m), Everest six times (8848m), Makalu two times (8463m), Broad Peak (8047m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shisaphangm(8027m), Puthahiuchuli five times (7246m), Baruntse (7238m), Amadablam (6812m) and K2 (8611m) and many other 6000mtr peaks.

"I am a very motivating person with a "can-do" attitude," said Mr. Jangbu. "I always help my team because I have started from scratch and been in their shoes, which allows our main priority to be the clients. I AM trekking literally goes the extra mile for client satisfaction and I look forward to welcoming our new mountaineers."

Funuru Sherpa

(Managing Director)

Funuru Sherpa, managing director for I AM Treks and Expeditions, is originally from Solkhumbu, the location of the world highest mountain; Mount Everest. He studied Tourism Management at Tribhuvan university and has been in the industry since 2006. Prior to I AM Treks he worked with many reputable companies, which has helped him gain knowledge about the tourism, trekking and expeditions.

Mr. Funuru has made many treks as a tour guide. Climbed Island peak, Mera peak and he was in Everest north expedition on 2015. This experience helps him to make new programs, give briefings about the programs and assist clients with any need they may have.

In addition, Mr. Funuru's love for Nepal extends passed the mountains to the people. He works as a volunteer for a nonprofit organization "Empower Nepali Girls." Helping empower and support neglected, marginalized, and at-risk girls and young women in Nepal.

"I look forward to showing climbers the beauty of the mountains," said Mr. Funuru "We have many exiting programs available to mountaineers and we will make your trip a success and unforgettable."

Chhoti Sherpa

(Sales Manager)

Chhoti Sherpa, sales manager for I AM Trekking and Expeditions began her experience in the tourism industry as a child working in a hotel in Germany. She has a level B2 proficiency in German and has a passion for client satisfaction.

Ms. Chhoti, worked for a premier Nepali trekking company for seven years. She had done many trekking and tours in Nepal.

"Our industry is dependent upon client satisfaction," said Ms. Chhoti. "I am excited to be a part of I AM Treks because we are revolutionizing the industry."


Ruben Payan Jr.

(International Marketing & Public Relations)

Ruben Payan Jr., director of international marketing and public relations for I AM Treks and Expeditions, is a mountain adventurer, fitness expert and motivational speaker. He  coaches and motivates individuals, groups and organizations to renew their energy, add a fresh perspective and build new aspirations in their lives and their teams.

He draws upon more than 17 years of experience in the fitness/wellness industry to help clients achieve their goals.  This experience includes climbing K2 and the Seven Summits – the highest peaks on each of the seven continents –  which has helped him create a set of driving principles that he calls POWERFUL HUMAN. This forms the backbone of the POWERFUL HUMAN community – a website and point of reference that includes articles, advice and resources for reaching the highest human potential.

As part of I AM Treks and Expeditions, Mr. Payan brings new and dynamic ideas to the trekking and expedition industry.

“I am excited to breathe new life into the trekking and mountaineering community with the technology we have today.  We were the first company to capture a K2 expedition in Virtual Reality,” said Mr. Payan. “I look forward to supporting you in bringing all your adventure dreams to reality!”

Sonam Gurung

(Customer Service Manager)

Sonam Gurung, customer service manager for I AM Trekking and Expedition, lives in Thamel, but is originally from Manang district. Ms. Gurung has been in the tourism industry since 2000. She is experienced in creating programs and itineraries to fit any client needs.

"I am excited for clients to discover what I AM Treks has to offer," said Ms. Gurung. "Mountaineers can expect to experience unmatched professionalism, climbing prep and technology with I AM Treks. We all appreciate your support and would like to welcome you to Nepal."

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