Silen Bhotia.

Trekking Guide for Sherpa Adventure.


Full Name:

Silen Bhotia.

Your "nickname":

Handsome Sidar Sherpa!


Where are you based:



Trekking Guide for adventure/trekking company, Sherpa Adventure.

The PURPOSE of you/your/life/profession work:

Work hard!

Favorite experience/most funny moment on your way to Everest Base Camp trek with Tenson:

The photo shoot at Everest View Hotel, where I had to get in and out of the helicopter many times!

Most funny moment on your way to Everest Base Camp:

When Jangbu Sherpa played a joke on me above 4,000 meters by placing the “pulse oximeter” (an instrument for measuring the body’s oxygen levels) on my nose, instead of where it was supposed be used – on my finger. It was a classic, high-altitude mountain guide joke and I feel for it, hook, line and sinker!

Favorite trekking food:

Dal Bhat.

Your favorite season to trek through the Khumbu region to Everest Base Camp…and why?

Winter, as there are not many tourists and there is snow!

The most important project and/or cause you suggest visitors to Nepal’s Khumbu region may want to learn more about:

Projects of the Himalayan Trust.

Your next adventure:

Trek to Namche with a group of 35 people.