Pem Sherpa is called a ‘Snow Leopard’ by the locals. A professional climber, he’s been leading climbing trips in Nepal since 2000.
Full Name: Pem Chhotar Sherpa (CERTIFIED)
Birth: Sotang, Solukhumbu 1979
Career: Climbing/Expedition Guide
Expertise: Climbing, Sightseeing and Culture
Interests: Languages and Rock Climbing
Pem in Person
Pem Chottar Sherpa is one of the most experienced climbing/expedition guides found in Nepal today. Active since 2000, Pem has led successful trips to numerous peaks in and outside Nepal.
With 15 years of experience in assaulting rapid snow, harsh weather and freezing air of Northern Nepal, Pem has grown immune to fatigue, disinterest or displeasure in Himalaya. When he is climbing, he is the busiest man in the team, however, his successes came with much difficulties. He started as a junior porter in his uncle’s team. After working 2 years as a porter, he joined chefs for the next 3 years and gradually made his way to assistant climbing guide.
A devoted family guy, he started his job as a guide from Lakpa Ri of Tibet, where he spent almost 4 years. When he returned to Nepal, he was overwhelmed with offers to guide teams to mighty Mount Everest and numerous Eight-Thousander and Seven-Thousander peaks.
In year 2004/2005. I went to my first climbing trip as a climbing guide to Mera peak with a team of 4 Australians. My second trip was in Ama Dablam, it is when I fell ill at the base camp. I walked till midnight at that time, it was a difficult experience.
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The mountains of Nepal have their own stories. He finds those stories fascinatingly engaging and he believes that tourists can find those tales fascinating too.