Dawa comes from Sindhupalchowk, and belongs to one of the indigenous communities of Tamang people. Dawa having seen tourists in the Langtang region at a very early age was triggered to join the hospitality industry at a very young age. Dawa made it to the trekking field as a porter and later after several years of experience was promoted as a guide. Dawa lost his right arm to a house fire but strong and determined by will, dawa still is serving as a guide. He still draws a lot of good reviews for being passionate in what he does.