Lhakpa Gyalzen Sherpa, founder and owner of Easy Heli Charter Service, has over 20 years of experience in helicopter rescue coordination and the tourism industry. In 1992 he began his work in the helicopter industry in Switzerland for the Swiss helicopter operator, Air Glaciers. In 1993 he returned to Nepal and continued to work with helicopter companies through his work in the tourism industry and eventually as the Nepal representative for Emergency Medical Assistance. Over the past 20 years he has organized mountain rescues and medical evacuations throughout Nepal at the request of the UN, several foreign embassies, insurance companies, as well as individual trekkers and climbers.
Lhakpa has received several awards and honors by grateful clients, embassies, and the mountaineering community. In 2010 he was honored by Embassies of Switzerland and Australia for, “skillful and outstanding management of mountain rescue operations for travelers in Nepal.” That same year he was awarded “Kumar Khadga Bikram Bravery Award-2009” by the Nepal Mountaineering Association for his work in mountain rescues.
The following year he was recognized by the Union International Alpinists Association (UIAA) for his role in rescuing international mountaineers who climb Nepal’s mountains. Lhakpa brings his vast experience in both the tourism and helicopter industries to Easy Heli Charter Service, ensuring unbeatable service and safety for all of our charter helicopter services.