GUIDE PROFILE: Pem Sherpa; A Snow Leopard of Himalayas

Pem Sherpa is called a ‘Snow Leopard’ by the locals. A professional climber, he’s been leading climbing trips in Nepal since 2000.


Pem Chhotar Sherpa

Pem Chhotar Sherpa

PERSONAL DETAILS

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.

Pem Sherpa posing with Marisa and Robert

Pem Sherpa posing with Marisa and Robert

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.


Successful Ascents

S.No Year Team Mountain Report
1 2000 BRITISH MERA PEAK Summit
2 2000 BRITISH POKALDE Summit
3 2000 JAPANESE THARPUCHULI Summit
4 2001 BRITISH LABUGE Summit
5 2001 JAPANESE KHODE Summit
6 2002 BRITISH ISLAND PEAK Summit
7 2002 SINGAPORE MARADI HIMAL Summit
8 2003 BRITISH LUBUGE Summit
9 2003 KOREAN CHOLATE Summit
10 2004 JAPANESE MANASALU Summit
11 2004 BRITISH RAMDUNG Summit
12 2005 BRITISH CHULI WEST Summit
13 2006 BRITISH KANCHANJANGHA 8,045 M
14 2007 BRITISH MERA PEAK 6,654 M
15 2008 KOREAN EVEREST Summit
16 2008 INDIAN EVEREST 8,755 M
17 2008 INDIAN DHAULAGIRI 7,565 M
18 2009 BRITISH CHOYO Summit
19 2010 USA EVEREST Summit
20 2011 GERMANY MERA PEAK Summit
21 2011 ITALY ISLAND PEAK Summit

He proclaims;

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.


On the field


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