We believe in striving for the challenge to attach perfection, which is why in 2016 we took it upon of ourselves to embark in the biggest expedition Climbalaya has seen by climbing Mt Everest with a team of more than 20 climbers. We successfully completed this endeavour and it was a moment of pride for us as we are constantly challenging boundaries.
We are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and on numerous occasions with the help of our travellers and Sherpa Nepalhilfe, we have set up funds to help the Sherpa families who have lost their bread earners during mountaineering expeditions. Other CSR includes extended support to reconstructing buildings and community houses damaged during the 2015 earthquake in association with friends and well-wishers from Germany.
Climbalaya has standardized trekking and mountaineering services for people all over the world including climbers from Germany, Holland, United States, Japan, Hungary, Russian, Ukraine and other countries. As travel experience providers we do not solely work to provide travel service but try to understand our traveller so that we are able to assist them before and during the journey. Our commitment to catering to you and your needs with the best is what drives us.
Our team of staff, climbing Sherpas, cooks and guides are handpicked, government licensed, experienced and qualified. They are amongst the best staff known for their friendly approach, efficiency, honesty and hard work. We care for our team and their welfare, so they are one of the best paid in the business who are provided with the best clothing and equipment and are insured to the maximum benefits as per rules and regulations set by the Government. Through personalised and superior expedition leadership, logistics and support for the clients, they have climbed some of the highest mountains in the world and trekked to some of the most remote places.
Climbalaya looks to provide more than your average Himalayan holiday experience. Our experienced guides, amazing local logistics and our commitment, all combine to guarantee a safe, successful and an optimal once in a lifetime experience.
Dawa Sherpa is the Managing Director of Climbalaya Treks and Expeditions. He has more than 16 years of experience in the tourism industry and has organized more than hundred expeditions, treks and tours in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.
He is a well organized natural leader and an expert in planning and organizing top notch adventure experience for many satisfied clients. His key skills include having a keen eye for detail and his unwavering work ethic which ensures the client’s safety and welfare in the mountains. A highly motivated and competent Team Leader with a strong vision to achieve successful outcomes for clients and colleagues.
He has organized significant expeditions such as British Royal Airforce Everest expedition, Hampshire expedition to Mt. Amadablam, Cho-Oyu and Everest, Ken Noguchi expeditions, expeditions via the Kangshung face on Everest, Russian Everest expedition on the central wall, Indian Navy Everest expedition and many other world record expeditions (for individuals) in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. He has also led and organized overall logistics for filming groups such as Kanakna’s Peking express (a reality TV show in Europe), Independent Television News (UK), Atlantic Productions (UK), National Geographic channel, Uppercut Films (UK), Everest Media Productions and others during the making of documentary on adventures and mountains.
With over twenty five 8000 meter peak summits, including nine on Mt. Everest, twelve summits of Mt. Cho-Oyu, three summits on Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Shishapangma , Mingma Sherpa is one of the most accomplished and respected climbing Sirdars in Nepal. A native of Thame in the Solukhumbu district, a village known to the world of great climbing Sherpas like Apa Sherpa (Guinness world record holder), Lhakpa Rita Sherpa (Veteran and famous climber), Mingma Sherpa is also the Managing Director of Climbalaya who is now responsible for logistics operations and client relations. As managing and expedition leader for our expeditions, he directs and organizes our team of Sherpa and clients on the mountains.
Mingma has the experience, expertise and strength to help our teams to climb safely and successfully organized complicated logistics for large Himalayan teams and is experienced in assisting and organizing rescues. His working relationships with China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) rope fixing team is the key to our trip's success. He works closely with the Chinese team and monitors our clients and Sherpa team’s logistics on Everest every year.
Mingma’s climbing and guiding achievements are significant. He has successfully guided the oldest American Mt. Everest summiteer, Bill Burke in 2009 from Nepal side and again in 2014 from the Tibetan side. He has also guided Ms. Tamae Watanabe from Japan (Guinness world record holder for the oldest female Mt. Everest summiteer in 2012 from Tibet side), guided David Liano (Guinness world record holder to summit Mt. Everest twice in a climbing season from two different sides i.e. Nepal and Tibet.) and guided the first combat wounded veteran Charlie Linville of the Heroes Project to the summit of Mt Everest. This was also Mingma's 10th Everest summit.
A certified NNMGA/UIAGM/IFMGA guide, Phurba Namgyal Sherpa is also the Managing Director of Climbalaya who is responsible for logistics operations and client relations.
Phurba found his passion for the outdoors and climbing early in life when he was first contracted as a trekking guide for a Japanese team to Yala peak (5520m). Since then he has worked with many adventure tourism agencies and successfully summited Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam , Mt. Baruntse and many other peaks in Nepal. As a fluent in German and English language, Phurba has also guided trips in the Alps several times.
He has the skills such as right temperament, dedication and friendly approach to lead and help the climbing teams accomplish their goals. Guides like Phurba is what makes Climbalaya stand out as a passionate and committed operator of adventure treks and expeditions.