THE DARING SHERPA OF EVEREST; NGAA TENJI SHERPA

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Adventure Tourism in Nepal

NgaaTenji Sherpa is a high altitude climbing specialist and one of the founding members of the Pioneer Adventure Team (Pioneer Adventure Pvt. Ltd). His expertise in leading Himalayan mountaineering expeditions, trekking and the Nepal tourism industry is renowned, both nationally and internationally. He is highly rated by international mountaineers as an expedition guide and is a true team leader.

Tenji began his mountaineering career in 2001 at the age of 17 with an ascent of Mera Peak. He has since climbed Mt. Everest a total of 9 times, Mt. K2, Mount Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Baruntse, Mount Muztagh Ata and many other peaks in Nepal and Tibet. Commenting on his career, Tenji said, “It is so overwhelming, I could not stop myself, I wanted to be on the top of the world time and time again”.

He has now been leading Himalayan expeditions for more than 12 years and has developed unique knowledge of remote areas and also the project management, logistics and wilderness first responder medical skills to ensure that Pioneer Adventure’s clients are safe at all times. He has said many times, “Making it to the summit is optional but making it home to your family is mandatory”.

His humble disposition, despite his world leading achievements, bring a rare authenticity to every thing he does and when asked how he feels about his achievements, he’ll simply reply “I feel great”.

He is looking forward to many more adventures. With his brothers and a great team of energetic, young and professionally trained mountaineers, he started this adventure agency to specialize in the fields of mountaineering and trekking, and to provide the highest quality services to his clients with the sole aim of creating a long-term client relationship.

Tenji is very much a hands on manager and Sirdar who not only is involved in the trip planning and logistics, but also acts himself on-site, at the actual workplace to satisfy the needs of clients. So, he is always there to provide advice, assistance and to share his extensive knowledge to make your visit to the Himalayas the adventure of your life.

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