What truly sets our Adventure Tour Guides apart:

With an average of 20 years of experience, our Trip Leaders and adventure tour guides have clearly found their calling. Committed to taking care of your every need and to ‘wowing’ you with an uncanny attention to detail, there’s nothing The Explorer’s Passage tour leaders enjoy more than sharing their intimate knowledge of the land, culture, traditions and legends unique to the beautiful places they call home.

Below, meet some of our Trip Leaders, who will be guiding you on your next TEP travel adventure:

Neptali Ormachea

Without planning to, Neptali found a career in tourism. Ever since, he has not been able to go a day without travel and adventure. Following his degree in Production Mechanics, he went back to school in 2004 to study tourism in the hopes of improving and specializing in what he enjoyed most. Originally from Cusco, Neptali will make your trip to Peru unforgettable, sharing with you his knowledge about Peruvian culture, customs and history. He does not see his work as a job. For Neptali, it is simply a chance for him to share his passion for incredible adventure and the history of his country. Neptali was introduced to tourism in the kitchen where, little by little, he began to dabble in other areas. He quickly went from kitchen assistant to chef to guide assistant and finally the great guide that he is today. A trip with Neptali will be perfect for any type of traveler because he has learned everything he knows in the field and can go into detail about each of the places you’ll visit on your trip.

Pasang Tamang

Pasang Tamang is one of our guides who leads the Everest Base Camp trip. He comes from the lower section of the Solukhumbu District in Nepal, which is about two days’ hike further down from the famous Lukla airport. Pasang started his career in the trekking industry as a porter, and then progressed to being a member of the kitchen crew, helping the cooks while trekking in the Himalayas. Then, in the last 7 or 8 years, he became an assistant guide, and then a lead guide. Pasang has been with us for more than 10 years, and has trekked Everest, Annapurna and many other parts of the country.

Elín Lóa Baldursdóttir

Elín Lóa hails from Ísafjörður in northwestern Iceland, but spent most of her life in Mosfellsbær. She has also lived in Ecuador, Cuba, and Hawaii. She started doing hiking tours in the summer of 2010, but only part time. Being a guide combined many of the things that she loves to do but it was also a way of living outside of Reykjavík, which allowed her to explore Iceland, work in the mountains, and meet interesting people.

Before joining our team as a guide, she worked as a hut warden, a park ranger in Askja, and in a youth center. Her interests include traveling, photography, and languages. Elín Lóa’s favorite places in Iceland are her family’s old house Vonarland in Djúpið in the Westfjords, and Askja in the north of Iceland.