BOLD Leader

At the heart of BOLD Adventures is Sonam Singh Lama from Nepal. Sonam grew up in Arubot, a Tamang village east of the Kathmandu Valley, just as three generations of his father’s family have. The Tamangs are an ancient and indigenous people originating from Tibet.

Sonam in KTM 2009

Sonam has been working in the tourism industry as a Guide since 1998. He had the good fortune to learn directly from his father Sante Lama while accompanying him on treks as a porter from the age of 14 during school breaks.


Sonam’s love, compassion and wisdom allow him to see the pure potential in people. He inspires his clients to take a step beyond, rising to the unique challenges posed by the towering Himalayas.

Sonam has various mountaineering certifications including Outdoor Leadership, holds a current trekking guide licence from the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (# 2632), and is First Aid certified. He carefully selects his assistant guides and porters for their particular abilities and mentors future leaders.