Tsewang Samanla

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Tsewang Smanla
Born 1957
Died 10 May 1996(1996-05-10) (aged 38–39)
North Face, Mount Everest
Resting place North Face, Mount Everest
Police career
Current status Deceased
Department Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Tsewang Samanla was one among three Indians who died on Mount Everest in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. He was a member of the first Indian team to reach the summit from the North Col. It is believed that Samanla descended later than his companions.[1] While descending from the summit, all three were trapped in a blizzard, and died due to exposure.[2] His body remains on the mountain.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Simpson, Joe (1999). Dark Shadows Falling. The Mountaineers Books. p. 45. 
  2. ^ Lambert, John. Portraits of the Himalayas. p. 77. 
  3. ^ "Martyrs' Gallery". Martyrs' Gallery. Indo Tibetan Border Police Force. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

External links[edit]

Tsewang Samanla at Find a Grave