10 Everest
1 Amadablam
1 Manaslu
30 trekking peaks
8 summits Aconcagua
2 summits in Chile
2 summits in Bolivia
2 summits in Swiss
1 summit of Mount Rainier, USA


  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: PBE Everest Expedition-2012
  • Summit Date: 22nd May, 2012
  •  Description: I was working with Willie, Damian and an Argentinian Everest expedition team. I and Phurba had to return from hillery step with a climber as there was a problem with his eye. The summit was not at all far for us from the point we returned, but for us it was more important to help our client get down safely to the last camp.


  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: PBE Everest Expedition-2011
  • Summit Date: 21st May, 2011
  •  Description: I was working on Everest again with Willie Benegas, Damian Benegas and their company. I got the opportunity to guide Mr Leo Maclean, the vice president of ESPN sport television from Argentina, Suzanne, the first Palestinian woman to reach the summit of Everest and Erin from US under the leadership of Willie and Damian along with a strong Sherpa team. We all stood on the top of Everest on 21st  May, 2011 and had a safe return back home.


  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: RMI Everest Expedition-2010.
  • Summit Date: 25th May, 2010
  •  Description: Back to climbing Mount Everest with RMI Everest expedition for the second time in the spring of 2010. This time the group was led by veteran American climber Dave Hann – one of the best guides I have worked with. We stood on the summit with the flag of First Ascent Gear and RMI team on 25th May, 2010; a perfect day.


  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Everest Exp 2009
  • Summit Date: 19th May, 2009
  •  Description: A solo climb when I had newly received the permit from the Government of Nepal to climb Amadablam. For the experience, I decided to climb Amadablam in one day, so I left the base camp on the morning of 19th December at 5 and then summitted at 3:45 pm. I then spent a night at camp two and the next day was safely back to the base camp. I felt great as it was a challenging experience making a climb by myself in one day!

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  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: HAD International Everest Expedition 2008.
  • Date of summit: 21st May, 2008.
  • Description: This was another opportunity to work with Mountain Madness Everest group led by Willie Benegas. The team was good, with Francesco from Guatemala, Doug Pierson from Seattle and a great and strong team of Sherpa mates. We had a great climb and summited Everest successfully on 21st of May, 2008!

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  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Name of Team: Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2007.
  • Summit Date: 24th May, 2007
  •  Description:  An amazing experience to summit Everest within a week! So it was the second summit for me and Willie in the season. Along with Brian Smith, we summited quite early on the morning of 24th May, 2007. It was a real fast climbing!


  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Name of Team: Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2007.
  • Summit Date: 16th May, 2007
  •  Description: An offer from Mountain Madness to work on Everest as a climbing Sherpa turned out to be my first work with a guided expedition. The group was led by Mr Willie Benegas with whom I shared a great time climbing and fixing the route to the Summit of Everest together. We shared a good team work and I acquired immense knowledge from him. We, the group along with the team of Sherpas summited on the 16th of May, 2007.7

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  • Route: North Ridge (Tibet)
  • Name of Team: Tochigi Everest Expedition 2006.
  • Summit Date: 17th May, 2006
  •  Description: With the team of four Japanese led by Mr Seiichi Kitamura, we three Sherpas were working for the team; Tendi from Rolwaling, Chhedar from Sankhuwasabha and myself. The team got a cent percent successful summit and everyone safely returned home.


  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: Dream Everest Expedition 2005.
  • Summit Date: 31st May, 2005
  •  Description:  This was my second successful ascent on Mount Everest. Having summited from the south face, this gave me an experience of climbing from both sides through the normal route. Along with Pasang Sherpa, I was guiding Keichi Iwasaki, a Japanese cyclist on world tour, who decided to scale Everest when he reached Nepal. We stood on the Summit of Everest on 31st May, 2005.

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  • Ascent Route:: Everest North Ridge (Tibet side)
  • Team: Bulgarian Everest Expedition, 2004
  • Summit date: 18th May, 2004
  •  Description: The Bulgarian Everest expedition led by Metodi Savov was a memorable one for me. On the summit day, May 18, 2004, I ascended with Mr Petko Totev and we triumphed over Everest together, my first time!!

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  • Route: South East Ridge (Nepal)
  • Team: Ken Noguchi Everest Cleaning Expedition 2003.
  •  Description: The Mount Everest cleaning project led by Mr Ken Noguchi, a veteran Japanese Mountaineer has brought down 2.4 tons of garbage till this year. As a climbing Sherpa for the team, I feel really happy to have taken the initiative. The expedition was aimed at cleaning Everest up to camp 4(South Cole). Trashes mostly consisted of old oxygen bottles, batteries, broken tent poles and gas canisters which were found piled at camps.


I climbed solo, I just received the permit from the Government of Nepal to climb Amadablam. For the experience, I decided to climb Amadablam in one day, so I left BC in the morning at 5 am and then summitted at 3:45 pm and then I spent a night at camp two and the next day I safely back to the Base camp. It was a great and challenging experience making solo climb by myself in one day!

Nepal Trekking Peak Climbed:

  • Mount Mera (6,476m)Climbed in 1998 at age of only 14 years old.
  • Mount Mera (6,476m) climbed 4 times including in 1998.
  •  Mount Island or Imja(6,189m) 7 times summitted
  • Mount Phachermo (6,145m) summit  4 times with Tashilapcha pass.
  • Mount Yalungri  (5,630) Summit 5 times.
  •  Mount Loboche (6,119m) climbed 2 times
  • Mount Yala Peak summit 7times.
  • NMIA Peak in Langtang during Aspirant Guide course 1 time

Aconcagua Expedition in Argentina:

Acconcagua Summit via Plaza de mulas route on 29th January, 2013

  • Description: I was guiding two groups during this season on Aconcagua with Fernando Grajales and Exodus team.

Aconcagua summit by normal route of Plaza de Mulas, summit on 31st December, 2013.

  • Description: I was guiding for Jagged Globe from England with a team of 8 British and Ukrainian nationals.

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Aconcagua summit via Plaza Argentina route and summitted on 28th January, 2014

  • Description: I was guiding with a team of Swiss expedition organized by Swiss local company Activferien and Fernando Grajales based in Argentina.

 Aconcagua summit via Polish Glacier (direct route), and summitted on 12th February, 2014.

  • Description: I and Olya Lapina ascended via the polish route and took 12 hours of climbing to the reach summit.

 Aconcagua summit  summitted on 12th January, 2015.

  • Description: With Grjales group and summited on 12th January, 2015 and this makes my 5th summit of Mount Aconcagua the highest summit of America. This trip was international trip with clients come from USA, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia.

 Aconcagua summit -6th Time

  • Description: Was organized by Grajales expedition in Argentina but the group was from UK and through Jagged Globe Expedition in UK. I could not summit because I had to descent with the clients who felt little tired and bit sick due to the altitude, but they at least spent a night at camp colera (camp 3)

Aconcagua summit -7 th Time

  • Description: I was hired as a guide for Fernanda who was probably the first female to challenge the speed ascend of Aconcagua from the horcones main gate to the summit, I am sure she could do it but due to she had a chest infection with some super dry cough, we turned around from camp two and she will try again next year.

Aconcagua summit -8th Time

  • Description: I was guiding for a Adventure Consultant team which was organized by Fernando Grajales expedition. There was a group of 12 peoples who comes from different countries; Australia, Canada, USA, England. This team was leaded by MatiasPrieto from Chile, Leonardo Miranda from Argentina, Agustin sambrana from Argentina and myself. I did not summit again because I had to turn around from the canaletta cave with few clients toward the last camp but we touched the 6700m. Clients was tired and had the sign of altitude sickness.The last trip was ended on 17thFebruary, 2015 with a great success as we have no accidents and bad memories! Although all the team don’t make it to the top due to different health conditions and weather the important was to turn back all together safe and of course happy!

Expedition in Chile:

  • Casa Blanca Ascent in July, 2012 (Chile)
  •  Villardrica ascent in July, 2012, (Chiel)

 Expedition in Bolivia:

  • Hyuana Potosi Summitted in Bolivia in 2011
  • Pyramid Blanca in Bolivia in 2011

 Expedition in Swiss:

  • Dent Blance in Valais, Swiss in 2005
  • Wildhorn in valais Swiss in 2004.

What People Say

  • Tendi is one of the most amazing and talented people that I have ever met. He is an inspirational leader who successfully led our team to the summit of Everest on May 23, 2016. As a 25-year-old girl, I was one of the youngest of our group and a bit apprehensive of the enormity of our expedition, but I have to say that every step of the way I felt safe and in good hands with Tendi leading our team.

    From the moment I first was introduced to Tendi I had total trust and respect in him as a guide. His knowledge for the mountain and understanding how to communicate effectively with the different people and nationalities was remarkable. The summit is one thing but the climb down is where things can go wrong. I was very nervous for the descent but both Tendi, and my personal Sherpa Pasang calmed my nerves and assured me that we would get down safely.

    Our group had 100% summit success rate…but for Tendi success wasn’t the summit; success was getting our whole group down safely and being able to hug at advanced base camp complete with huge smiles on our faces. Tendi is a very special person that has left a huge impression on me and my life. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to climb with such man as Tendi!

  • Dear Tendi,

    I just wanted to say thank you to you one more time for this amazing experience!

    From the moment we all met in the USA I knew it was going to be a once in a lifetime journey. Your knowledge of trekking and the trials assured me we were all in great hands and I so much enjoyed learning about Nepal. Thank you for letting me pester you with all sorts of questions and teaching (Dr.) Sara and I (and the rest) some nepali and Sherpa- it was so fun!

    You are such an inspiration of a kind person who works so hard for their family.

    Your happy disposition is a pleasure to be around and always a reminder to smile :)

    I so greatly appreciate your sharing of Buddhism as well- I look forward to incorporating some practices in my own life and hope to study the philosophy more back in the States.

    Your business, trekking team, and family are all such a pleasure to be around- I’m so grateful we had the opportunity to meet them all (and I hope to see them again in the future!).

    Sara and I are excited to talk to our sorority (AST) about supporting your NGO in help of your village’s education and look forward to keeping in touch with you.

    Once more- thank you so much!

    -oh and your daughter is beautiful! I cannot wait to see her grow up to be another Ship grad :)

    All the best,

  • Tendi Sherpa is not only an amazing climbing guide, he is also an amazing friend. I first met Tendi in 2007 while climbing Everest. I was not feeling well while at camp III. Tendi and Ongdi Sherpa assisted me in reaching camp II safely. Later that night I developed severe HAPE. I credit Tendi and Ongdi for saving my life that night, and assisting me in my descent of the Khumbu Icefall, while being really sick.

    After Tendi reached the summit of Everest on May 16th 2007, he repeated an ascent with me on May 24th. I had recovered from HAPE in Namche Bazaar and was anxious to reach the summit before the monsoon came in. We climbed hard and fast. I have never met anyone with more strength and energy than Tendi Sherpa and Willie Beneges. We reached the summit of Everest 5 hours and 45 minutes after leaving camp IV then descended all the way to camp II in a single push.

    I would climb any mountain in the world with Tendi. He has become a close friend and also serves as a board member on an organization that I founded- Helping Assist Nepal’s Disabled (H.A.N.D.) Tendi has a huge heart and love for people. He is devoted to helping others in Nepal to have a better life.

    Brian smith
    Jacksonville, Oregon, USA

  • “We just summited Aconcagua, the first Nepali and the first Russian female to summit via Polish Glacier route. Tendi turned to me and said: “Now you do not need a guide to climb Aconcagua.” Ha! Tendi raised the bar!

    Thank you, dai, for bringing me closer to my aspiration of climbing unguided and unsupported; for making me a better climber and a better human being; leading me to great heights both mountains and spiritual.

    In the presence of Tendi Sherpa, one will find sound guidance, risk assessment, decision making, safety priority, and the highest level of expertise. Tendi is a true guide at heart, phenomenal climber and a beautiful human being.
    Thank you for your guidance and your friendship, Tendi!”

    Olya Lapina, entrepreneur, climber
    Sanfrancisco, USA

  • I reached the summit of Mount Everest in May 2012 and Tendi Sherpa, with his experience of 10 previous summits, was crucial in such an accomplishment.

    During my stay in the Himalayas, I asked Tendi lots of questions about his culture, religion, etc. Maybe my questions were very silly, considering I belong to the Occidental World. It´s such a different culture! But I always found Tendi ready to share all his knowledge with humility and kindness.

    I had the opportunity to meet Tendi in a two-month expedition in the Himalayas. During that time I got to know a kindhearted person who not only made me laugh with his jokes, but also had the right words in the most difficult situations I had to undergo.

    It`s amazing to see how many characteristics coexist in the same person; the innocence of a curious young man, the determination of an experienced climber, and the permanent good mood of a wise person.

    Even during the toughest moments of the expedition, there he was, with his wide smile, ready for a friendly chat.


    Hernan Carracedo
    Neuquén, Argentina

  • Tendi Sherpa was one of the leader/guides during my attempt to climb the highest point on the planet outside of the Himalayas – Aconcagua, in the Andes of Argentina, with my two sons and nephew in 2013. What a tremendous honour it was. Later that year, my daughter and I caught up with Tendi in Kathmandu, where we met his family and were shown his astonishing variety of well-kept climbing gear.

    Tendi is well-respected in the Sherpa and wider Nepalese communities, and other guides and climbers seek out his guidance. He has summited Everest with clients on multiple occasions, as well as other peaks around the world.

    His strength and perseverance, his knowledge and common sense, and his courage are legendary. His self-effacing nature, sparkling personality, politeness and sense of humour serve him well on the mountains, where things do not always go to plan.

    I would travel with him anywhere!

    From your friend

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Truly one of the most fascinating individuals I’ve met in my life…meet Tendi Sherpa. He has an aura that captivates the attention of everyone within his reach and his personality glows so bright he could light a room. 

    Tendi has 10 summits of Mt. Everest (and counting). This season, he became the first Nepali to summit Aconcagua by the Polish Glacier Direct route. Congratulations Tendi! It was great to meet you! Good luck this May :)

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