Tika Tamang is a respected, veteran Himalayan guide and high-altitude leader. Tika has more than 25 years’ experience leading trekking and climbing groups through Nepal, Tibet and India. He has guided clients on several 8000m mountains including Mt Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Tika has honed his leadership in unforgiving environments. He combines mental toughness, resilience, physical strength and a determination to succeed. His patience, humility and warmth provides our clients with insight into leadership traits less demonstrated in a Western context. Tika leads a hand-picked team of Nepalese mountain leaders and is fluent in several languages. He has worked since 2003 in developing the guiding principles of The Everest Academy.