A trained mountaineer, Dawa Ongju Sherpa is a veteran having more 26 years experience in the Nepalese tourism industry, with a total of 115 climbs of the mighty 8,000'ers and peaks alike.
A native of Sankhuwasabha district, Province no.1 of Nepal, his hard-working nature and professional attitude have contributed a solid background to the company. He has travelled extensively to India, Bhutan, Pakistan, South Korea and many other countries. He specializes in sales promotion marketing, public relations, customizing itineraries and very apt at negotiating discount rates for groups and overseas travel agencies. He enjoys leading international travel groups on adventures across the country & beyond.
It’s been 26 years since he actively involved in tourism. At the beginning of his career, he went to Darjeeling (India) and took both basic and advanced training on climbing from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI).
After successful training, he got an opportunity to climb over 6400-7000 m. peaks and summited over 65 peaks in India. Then, he came to his home country- Nepal and led different climbing expeditions to 22 Himalayan peaks between 6000- 7000 meters without having any problem. Since 2000 he started climbing peaks above 8000 meters. During the course of climbing he summited Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ (22,349 ft) 2 times, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8,586 m/ (28,169 ft.) 4 times, Mt. Everest (8,848 m (29,029 ft)) 7 times, Mt. Makalu (8,485 m/ 27,838 ft ) 1 time, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m /26,781 ft) 2 times, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m /26,795 ft) 1 time, Mt.Annapurna (8,091 m /26,545 ft) 2 times, Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m /27,940 ft) 1 time and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m /26,864 ft) 1 time from Tibet side. Similarly, he has also summitted Mt. Gasherbrum-1 (8,080 m /26,510 ft) and Gasherbrum-2 (8,035 m /26,362 ft) three times each and Mt. Nangaparbat (8,126 m /26,660 ft) two times and Mt. Broad Peak ( 8,051 m /26,414 ft) one time respectively in Pakistan. He has also summited 12 peaks above 8000 meters and wants to scale two more summits mainly Mt. Shisapangma (8,027 m /26,335 ft) in Tibet and K2 (8,611 m /28,251 ft) in Pakistan. He holds the record for the short time summit on Mt. Dhaulagiri within 4 days after departure from Kathmandu and also has the longest time record while he successfully summited Mount Everest once until eighty days effort because of bad weather.
He has scaled the highest peaks in the world and knows his job well as the back of his palm. The Himalayas are his backyard where he grew up among the snow-clad mountains. A true adventurer, mentor, and High Altitude Climbing Guide, he feels right at home the higher we ascend. This is an assurance that you are in good hands and he has trained his staff well.