Raised in Namche Bazaar, Mingma Tenjing Sherpa started working as an assistant guide to his father during holiday vacations when he was just 14 years old. After attending the Hillary School in Khumjung, he went on to high school and college in Kathmandu. Though Mingma has a degree in Physical Science, he has always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. He regularly climbs Lobutse, Island Peak and Mera Peak.
Recently, Mingma started his own climbing and trekking agency in Nepal called Acclimatize Nepal. He and his wife Yangji travel to Europe during the off-season to climb and promote their business