Mingma Sherpa

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Mingma Sherpa
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Personal information
Born (1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 44)
Makalu, Nepal
RelativesChhang Dawa Sherpa Tashi Lakpa Sherpa (brother)

Mingma Sherpa- Nepali: मिङ्मा शेर्पा (born June 16, 1978) is a Nepali mountaineer from Makalu Village, which is located in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal.[1] On May 20, 2011, at age 32, Sherpa became the first person from Nepal[2] and the first South Asian[3] to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains. In the process, he set a new world record by becoming the first mountaineer to climb all 14 peaks on the first attempt. Mingma Sherpa and his brother, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, hold the world record of the world's first two brothers to successfully summit the fourteen eight thousanders

Journey to Eight thousanders[edit]

The Sherpa brothers used supplementary oxygen only on the four highest mountains out of all 8000ers. They climbed all eight thousanders with no sponsor. Until Mingma climbed nine 8000ers as a Sherpa guide and then went to Japan for work. In 2009 Mingma returned to Nepal and climbed the remaining 5 other 8000ers.

Mingma Sherpa is the managing director of Seven Summit Treks, which organizes expedition over the Himalayas in Nepal, China and Pakistan.[4]

Ascent of unclimbed peak[edit]

(From left to right) Tenjing Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa and Sophie Lavaud on the summit of Kyungya Ri peak

In 2020 - Dec 11, Mingma Sherpa along with Swiss Climber Sophie Lavaud, Dawa Sangay and Tenjing Sherpa made first ever summit of Kyungya Ri peak (6506m) located in Langtang Valley.[5]

Mountains summited by Mingma Sherpa[edit]

S.no Name of mountain Year
1 Mount Everest (8848 m) 2004 (spring)
2 K2 (8611 m) 2004 (summer)
3 Kangchenjunga (8586 m) 2011 (spring)
4 Lhotse (8516 m) 2002 (spring)
5 Makalu (8463 m) 2001 (spring)
6 Cho Oyu (8201 m) 2000 (autumn), 2002 (autumn)
7 Dhaulagiri (8167 m) 2010 (spring)
8 Manaslu (8163 m) 2000 (spring), 2020 (Autumn)
9 Nanga Parbat (8125 m) 2010 (summer)
10 Annapurna I (8091 m) 2010 (spring)
11 Gasherbrum I (8068 m) 2010 (summer)
12 Broad Peak (8047 m) 2003 (summer)
13 Gasherbrum II (8035 m) 2003 (summer)
14 Shishapangma (8027 m) 2001 (autumn)


  1. ^ "Mt. Everest 2005: 48 summit Everest including 5 women from the south side: Summits May 30, 2005". Everestnews.com.
  2. ^ "Sherpas: The Invisible Men of Everest". News.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  3. ^ "First South Asian to scale all 14 of the world's highest mountains". Archived from the original on 2016-04-30.
  4. ^ "First siblings to climb all 8,000ers". Guinness World Records.
  5. ^ Sen, Sandeep (11 December 2020). "Mingma Sherpa, 3 others make first ever ascent of Kyungya Ri 2 peak". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 7 November 2021.