Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa, the first Nepalese to complete all ‘real’ seven summits
Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa was born in Pangom, Ward No. 1, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Solukhumbu, and is the husband of the late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman climber of Mt. Everest. Sherpa, who has been involved in Nepal’s tourism business for 50 years, is the founding chairman of Thamserku Trekking, which has earned a reputation in the field of climbing and trekking in Nepal. Thamserku Trekking has been conducting various mountaineering expeditions for a long time and has made thousands of climbers climb the various mountains of Nepal. He is also the executive chairman of Yeti Airlines and is involved in businesses such as hotels and hydropower.
- Kilimanjaro in Africa, 5895 m, 11 Jan 2016
- Elbrus in Europe, 5642 m, 25 Aug 2016
- Carstensz Pyramid in Oceania, 4884 m, 15 Nov 2016
- Denali in North America, 6190 m, 7 Jul 2017
- Vinson in Antarctica, 4892 m, 14 Dec 2017
- Aconcagua in South America, 6962 m, 24 jan 2022
- Everest in Asia, 8848 m, 17 May 2023
Some of his mountaineering feats include climbing Europe’s highest peak Mount Blanc (1983), Mount Annapurna I (1985), Mount Dhaulagiri (1986), and Mount Thamserku (1987) in Nepal.