Dawa Gyaljen Sherpa

Dawa Gyaljen Sherpa is originally from Rolwaling village in north-central Nepal. By the time he is living in Kathmandu working as an Expeditions Manager at Thamserku. Dawa started his mountaineering career after a successful ascent of Yala Peak at the age of 16. By now he has successfully reached the summit of Mt Everest four times from North and South Cole, Cho-Oyu, and Muztagata in China. He has also climbed 6000 meters peaks such as Mera Peak, Pharchemo, Island Peak, Lobuche peak, and Ramdung several times.

In 2009 he took a break from mountaineering and moved to the United Kingdom to continue his studies. After completing a Master’s degree in Tourism Management, Dawa returned to Nepal and continued leading expeditions. He is the person who survived the tragic incident on Everest in 2014 and 2015. Besides mountaineering, he also worked in managing high altitude trekking, mountaineering, and projects such as Everest seismic assessment with Miyamoto after Nepal’s earthquake in 2015.

In a few years, he is looking forward to climbing Mount K2, Kangchenjunga, Aconcagua, and Denali.


Climbing Experience

  • Everest Expedition – South (2021)
  • Muztagata Expedition (2019)
  • Everest Expedition – South (2015)
  • Everest Expedition – South (2014)
  • Everest Expedition – South (2009)
  • Everest Expedition – South (2008)
  • Everest Expedition – North (2007)
  • Cho-Oyu Expedition (2006)
  • Everest Expedition – South (2005)
  • 6000 meters – Yala Peak, Mera Peak, Ramdung, Yalung Ri, Parchemo Peak, Island Peak & Lobuche Peak


  • Master of Science (MSc) in International Tourism Management. University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), UK
  • Mountaineering Course conducted by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Rock Level I conducted by Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA)
  • Mountain rescue training by Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA)
  • Government Liaison Officer conducted by Nepal Tourism Board
  • Authority for Trekking Guide Training Conducted by Nepal Tourism Board
  • NQV Level 2 BTEC Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • Health and safety training from Compass Group UK


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byDr. Matthias Baumann – Germany onThamserku Expedition

In spring 2014 Dawa Sherpa was my personal Sherpa on a Mount Everest Expedition. Unfortunately we became eye witness of the tragic avalanche in Khumbu icefall. While Dawa helped to rescue the victims in the icefall, I organised the medical treatment of the injured Sherpas in the basecamp. After the expedition I visited all Sherpa families of the victims in Khumbu and Kathmandu and I gave donations. Back in Germany I collected more donations and created sponsorships for the education of the children, who lost their father. A few hours after the earthquake in 2015 I travelled to Nepal and operated on earthquake victims with broken bones. The avalanche at Mount Everest and the earthquake had a great impact on me. I founded the „Sherpa Nepalhilfe Germany“ (www.sherpanepalhilfe.de) to support the mountain population of Nepal after natural disasters and mountain accidents. Three schools and a community centre were rebuilt by „Sherpa Nepalhilfe“ after the earthquake. The largest project ...