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Climbalaya was born out of its founders’ love for the Himalayas and their passion for all the adventures it has to offer.

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An Illustrious Journey

In 2014, Dawa Sherpa and his companions Mingma Sherpa and Phurba Namgyal Sherpa transformed their 15 years of experience and passion for adventure tourism into a tourism business. Their lives, which revolved around two passions: climbing and the Himalayas, culminated into the creation of Climbalaya Treks and Expedition.

Since its inception, Climbalaya has recognized the need for a service that goes beyond mere financial transactions. Driven by the love for the Himalayas, and knowing the life-changing impact the landscape has on everyone that comes face-to-face with it, we have had a clear mission: To give each client a unique and personalized package that caters to their specific preferences and requirements. Climbalaya goes the extra mile to take care of each traveler throughout the entire journey, regardless of the destination. Our team molds itself into a knowledgeable guide, supportive friend, or seasoned professional—whatever suits you best. Above all, we guarantee exceptional service and delivery.

With a proficient team of professionals who recognize the significance of time management, coordination, and efficiency in travel, we have successfully and safely executed numerous trips.

We understand that time is of the essence and that our clients are dependent on us for their trip. Hence, we always ensure prompt responses, exceptional logistics, and proactiveness in our approach. Our three founders also have a crucial role in our impeccable reputation for outstanding customer service as they are closely engaged in every trip we run, making each journey personal, insightful, and very special for our clients.
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Our quality assurance is proven by our co-founders’ unfaltering commitment to quality-check various aspects of every expedition that we handle.

Driven by passion and backed up with strong and dedicated task force our small yet competent management team and dependable services has put us in the high ranks in the Nepalese tourism industry. We utilize top notch gear, highly specialized and trained work team and actively seek to better ourselves through specialized high altitude training.

Discover the Himalayas with Climbalaya

Climbalaya is a locally based Sherpa owned adventure company providing specialized and high quality mountaineering and trekking services in the Himalaya. Climbalaya specializes in providing every level of required logistical support for mountaineering expeditions, peak climbing and treks in the Himalaya. We also specialize in organising a select number of top listed trips for adventurers which allows us to focus on our strength and expertise.
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Expedition Climbalaya

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.
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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.


The Heroes Project Team USMC Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville became the first combat wounded veteran and founder Tim Medvetz reached the summit on 19th May 2026, along with camera man Kazuya Hiraide Ngima Tashi Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa MD Climbalaya Trek & Expeditions, Chhiring Wanchu Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa and Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa. The team was the first group to reach the summit of Mt. Everest from the north side in 2016.

Irina Galay, Victor Bobok with Pemba Tenjin Sherpa and Pasang Sona summitted on the 20th May 2016. Irina Galay becomes the first Ukrainian to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Hungarian Everest expedition from the South side with Davis Klein and Szilard without supplementary oxygen. Above and Beyond Caner “ A Spiritual Journey to Mt. Kailash “ with 20 Cancer Survivors and Care Givers led by Richard Deming in 2017. Logistical and administrative support to Nims dai Project Possible Mt. Shishapangma expediton in 2019. Climbalay.
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Support to Kristin Harila’s dream project “She moves mountains “ to conquer all Fourteen 8000m peaks in 3 months in 2023 to Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Cho-Oyu. Her team included Sophie Lavaud from Switzerland who climbed Shishapangma as her 13th successful 8000 m peak and to Viridian Alvarez from Mexico who summitted Shishapangma and Mt. Cho-Oyu , her 9th successful 8000m expeditions. Support to Project base8000, an ambitious project to trek to the base camps of all 14 of the world’s highest mountains that are over 8,000 meters in elevation. Climbalaya provided the team consisting of Trevor Builder (Australia) and Emma Huffam (New Zealand/Australia) logistical support in 2019 to the base camps of Everest north side, Mt. Cho-Oyu base camp, Mt. Shishapangma base camp and to Mt. Manaslu base camp in 2022. The duo successfully completed the project in 2023 May.