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  • Over 25 years of experience in mountaineering and trekking
  • 14 years of mountaineering experience
  • Summited Mount Everest 4 times
  • Scaled over 100 peaks in Nepal and Tibet among which he summited Island Peak (6189m) more than 300 times, Lobuche Peak (6,119m) over 250 times, Mera Peak (6476m) around 100 times, Kyajo Ri Peak (6,186m) more than 30 times and Nirekha peak (6,069m) over 20 times
  • Refresher Course on Mountain Rescue Operations and First Aid Training
  • Speaks in English, Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa Languages
  • Client safety is a priority for humble and caring Chhewang

Chhewang Palden Sherpa

Mountaineering Leader - 25 years of experience

Our Mountaineering Leader Chhewang Palden Sherpa has more than 25 years of experience. “Real Heros of Mountains” Sherpas like Chhewang, lead their foreign client to mountains and make the dream of summiting mountains a reality. He summited the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848m) 4 times. He has also scaled over 8,000m Tibetan peak, Mount Shishapangma (8,013m). His long list of achievement includes summiting Island Peak (6,189m) more than 300 times, Lobuche Peak (6,119 m) over 250 times and Mera Peak (6,476m) around 100 times. Moreover, Chhewang successfully climbed Kyajo Ri Peak (6,186m) more than 30 times and Nirekha peak (6,069m) over 20 times.

Being born and bought up in the lap of Mount Everest- Solokhumbu, Chhewang knows Everest region like the back of his hand. Young Chhewang stepped in the tourism industry and worked as a porter, kitchen boy, assistant guide, and cook before being a trekking guide. As a trekking guide, he has trekked to major trekking regions of Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and others.

Mountains fascinated Chhewang and gradually, he learned the art of climbing with senior climbers. With time and training, he honed his mountaineering skills. His passion and proficiency in mountaineering are evident with his long list of achievements in mountain climbing. Let a veteran mountaineer, Chhewang Palden Sherpa lead your way who has dedicated 14 years solely to mountaineering. Every mountaineer wants to climb Everest and Chhewang is no different. Chhewang has climbed Mount Everest 6 times till now and submitted the highest peak of the world 8848 meters high 4 times. After climbing over 8000 meters, unfavorable conditions made his Everest climb unsuccessful twice; health and safety come first!

Chhewang has climbed over 100 different mountains in Nepal and Tibet. Peaks which he climbed a maximum number of times includes Island Peak (6,189m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m), Mera Peak (6,476m), Kyajo Ri Peak (6,186m), and Nirekha peak (6,069m). He has also climbed Pachhermo Peak (6,187m), Yala Peak (5,520m), Yalung Ri Peak (5630m), Janu Himal (7,710m), Mt. Ramdung Go (5,930m), Pokhalde Peak (5,806m), Mount Shishapangma (8,013m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m). Moreover, Chhewang has scaled Baruntse (7,129m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Pumori (7,161m), Tilicho (7,134m), Lhakpa Ri (7,045m), Api Himal (7,132m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Pisang Peak (6,092m), and Hiunchuli peak (6441m). Further, he has summited Dhampus Peak (6,012m), Chulu West (6,419m), Chulu East (6,584m), Tent Peak (5,663m), Himlung Himal (7,126m), Naya Kanga Peak (5,122m), Kwangde Peak (6,011m), Larke Peak (6,249m), Mardi Himal (5,587m), Maccherma Peak (6,237m), and many more.

Safety of clients is his utmost priority. He has led various mountaineering team from different countries to the summit of several mountains. His prudence that comes from years of experience will be a boon in the wilderness. Caring and humble, Chhewang makes his guest feel safe and comfortable which is indeed an admirable quality.

From mountaineering let’s move on to his other professional credentials. Chhewang has a certificate of a ‘Trekking Guide’ from Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM). Additionally, he has a certificate of the Refresher Course on Mountain Rescue Operations and First Aid Training of MST from ECO Himal. MST stands for Mountaineering School of Thame. Chhewang holds a certificate on English Language Refreshment Course from prominent Himalayan Academy of Travel & Tourism. He speaks in English, Hindi, Tibetan, Sherpa, and Nepali languages.

Recent Trip Reviews For Chhewang Palden Sherpa

Travel experiences of our clients who travelled with Chhewang Palden Sherpa .

Based on 22 reviews
Very good

Dennis Albert
Apr 08, 2023
Mera Peak Expedtion
I took a peak climbing tour to Mera Peak in Oct/Nov. It was truly a journey of a lifetime. The trekking was very professional and well organized. There was a high level of focus on safety with an itinerary that minimized the risk of high altitude sickness. The climbing team lead by Chhewang– was competent, very friendly, and helpful. The kitchen staff produced tasty and hygienic prepared food even under difficult conditions. I had a wonderful trip to Mera Peak with the most astonishing views of the beautiful surrounding mountains. I can highly recommend “Third Rock Adventures” for peak climbing in Nepal.
Brennan Matthews
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Nov 19, 2022
Everest 3 Passes Trek With Island Peak Climb
We did this amazing trek combined with Peak climbing. Chewang was our guide who was full of energy and passion to do his work. The itinerary was customized for us. The price was good. Naba welcomed us from the very first day. And had dinner before our departure. We also received a certificate. We are really happy to have this done with them. A highly professional company in Nepal for sure who are ready to serve their clients from international countries. Bravo TEAM!
Víctor Blasco
Nov 16, 2022
3 passes + Island peak
For someone like me, who has barely trekked, let alone climbed a peak, it was a tough challenge. I was doubtful at some time but my guide Chewang was there by my side. He would encourage me to keep going and I would do. And hence I completed this adventure. Looking back, I sometime cannot belive that I climbed a peak in Nepal with no prior experience. Naba in Kathmandu, my fav city, was waiting for my return to have dinner. He shared the dinner table with his daughter and wife and I felt homely. They are such a nice family and runs a great company.
Marley Stevens
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Oct 24, 2022
3 passes trek itinerary
We were amazed by how Chhewang climb the peak without a bit of worry. He led the pre-climb training for us the other day before climbing the peak from the base camp. We had a moment of celebration at the Everest base camp. We also explored Gokyo valley and had superb view of the Gokyo Lake. The three passes adventure was quite a challenge for us. We never thought that we would cover so many destination in about 20 days. Hats off to Chhewang Sherpa for his unbelievable job.
Gabriel Dixon
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Oct 21, 2022
Everest passes trek
We somehow completed the challenging steps to three passes. Our climbing leader Chewang Sherpa motivated us everytime we need an ignition to move ahead. He would encourage our team to wait, take a breath, relax and take small steps. The same to the top of Island peak. It was challenging but we knew we were on the best hand for the peak expedition. On our brief meeting before flying to lukla, we had small discussion with Naba and he explained about Chewang's experience. We had the sigh of confidence with that knowledge. Every day, we had amazing experience, with local, Chewang himself and the mountain sight. There was not even a single second when we had doubt that we would not complete it. It was amazing adventure.
Nicholas Davidson
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Oct 04, 2022
Amazing adventure with three passes
We had the best time doing this adventure. Chhawang Sherpa was a fantastic person for us. He made sure everything was going well. When climbing the peak, he was the one leading our group to the top of Island Peak. He would check us all and wait if we needed a break to catch our breath. He portrayed excellency at every step. We adore how he perform his job with our security on top of this priority. We were blessed to have chosen this company.
Casey Markle
Jun 19, 2022
5-star Mera Peak
After doing EBC, AC, ABC and Mustang treks, I was keen to try for Mera Peak. The team (a big thanks to Naba, and Chhewang) and an excellent pre-climb training maximized our summit chances, and I was lucky enough to get to the top. The sparsely populated Hinku valley is a lot less developed than the Khumbu and Annapurna regions, hence the terrain is relentlessly difficult and the tea houses are basic at best with minimal showers and rustic toilets en route. The food is decent, and the team went to great lengths to ensure the group was properly nourished - especially at base camp and high camp pre-summit day.
Rogier Huisken
Jun 02, 2022
Mera Peak
hoi Naba and Chhewang, Thanks to you we had a very exciting vacation adventure to Mera peak, which we will remember throughout our life. It was great adventure to the top of Mera Peak. We will never forget the adventure and your superb service
Jurian Derk
May 28, 2022
Great Climbing Team
This was my third time time with Naba's company, after EBC trek and Mardi and like the last time, I am very satisfied with my trek and with the team. Chhewang and the other guides made my Mera Peak climb to something I always will remember. The whole team was fantastic, so helpful and service-minded. All of us managed to summit, and I am really happy about that.
Yorick Callewaert
May 26, 2022
Great Climb!
Fantastic trip to the summit of Mera Peak above 6000m. All credit to the Naba and Chhewang, and his brilliant team of guides, cooks, and porters. Support from arrival to departure was superb. Highly recommended and hope to visit and climb again.
Oriane Thayer
Apr 15, 2022
Great Team
We had an amazing expedition tothe top of Mera Peak with Naba's team. We successfully summited the peak thanks to the great planning and the perfect guiding of Chhewang. The hospitality, the impeccable planning - including many contingencies for the weather, and the friendliness of the porters, were incredible. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and we couldn't have asked for a better.
Mart Nijssink
Mar 18, 2022
Loved it
I did it. The doubt I had about not being able to climb to the top was cleared when Chewang demonstrated his skill on pre-climb training day and help me hone my climbing skill. It was a productive day that helped me for the final push to the top. Although the climbing is not-so-hard, it can be challenging to someone like me. But if you are accompanied and guided by great leader like Chewang Sherpa, you can do it without any problems. This review for the climbing guide of third rock adventures
Dallas Wong
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Oct 19, 2021
Unforgettable trip in Nepal
I had a wonderful experience climbing Mera Peak. Right from the beginning, Leena answered all of my pre-trip questions thoroughly and the team made sure I was to the target, from welcoming to flights to trek and climbing. The trek itself was fantastic - the itinerary is planned with a long approach to aid in acclimatization, which is important when attempting a 6400m peak! My guide Chhewang was great and always made sure I had everything I might possibly need, and pointed out interesting things to see along the way. I enjoyed to the fullest, and is in Love with peak climbing in Nepal.
Reinald Boivin
flagsSaint Barthelemy
Oct 13, 2021
Great Climb
I am thankfull to Third Rock for organizing such a wonderful trip to Mera Peak. From the beginning, our queries were briefly explained and the main person called us on Whatsapp which made it easier for us to decide on anything.... From the top of Mera peak, we got an amazing view of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Other peaks. Overall the trip was excellent and I am very satisfied with the services. I would like to do more trekking & climbing with you in the future.
Remy Burke
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Apr 07, 2020
Successful Adventure
Naba and Leena organized it all in a friendly and efficient manner. Chewang is a highly knowledgeable and experienced climbing leader. The trek to Everest Base Camp was an interesting warm-up before climbing Lobuche Peak. We also hiked to Kala Patthar down the valley from Everest Base Camp to help the acclimatization process and get some stunning photos of the landscape. The climbing was challenging but I did it with my climbing leader. Thanks to everyone at Third Rock for this successful and wonderful adventure.
Landry Pickett
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Nov 14, 2019
Trek and climb of a lifetime
Had a great time on the EBC trip and climbing to the top of the peak was no less adventurous. I had some of the best views of the mountains in the world. Can't get enough of the breathtaking views. My guide very responsive and worked very hard to make sure our trip went well. I didn't even come across a slight problem. Everything was smooth and perfect. First the trek was great, and the climb was best. I am thankful that I choose this itinerary and the company.
Finlay Lawson
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Nov 11, 2019
Great Climbing
Just came back from Nepal after a 18-day peak climbing expedition-Lobuche Peak Climbing. My climbing leader was best at what he did, had years of experience summiting peaks in Nepal. He was knowledgeable and astute. My pre-climb training session was really helpful. He demonstrated every maneuver required for the final push to the summit. But before that, I had to trek to the most popular Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar and it was superb trekking experience. Loved the itinerary and the guide. Third Rock is truly a leading operator in Nepal. Highly recommended for peak climbing in Nepal. And choose Chewang for it.
Haruki Saito
Oct 25, 2019
Adventure trip to Island Peak climbing
Third Rock Adventures successfully arranged for me only for Island Peak. Chhewang Sherpa, an experienced climbing guide who already climbed Mt. Everest, fully attended me from Kathmandu to the peak. He was a very reliable and friendly guide I ever met. He properly arranged the equipment, tents, fixed ropes, etc, and arranged accommodation and food for mountains. 2 porters were there with us from Base Camp 4700m, High Camp 5100m. On the summit day, Chhewang kept on encouraging me and I successfully summited the peak. I almost lost my hope in the middle but it was all my guide who helped me accomplish my dream. It was a great adventure and a memorable trip. Highly recommended team of experts.
Ronald Moore
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Oct 20, 2019
Successfully summitted Island Peak
Back to 2019, when I was 43 years olds, I climbed Island Peak successfully. Thinking today, it's like a dream. Never Have I Ever thought of climbing a peak. But with great connection with Mr. Naba and good communication with the travel expert, and experience of awesome climbing leader, I did it. All credit to the climbing leader who guided me and helped me step further, till the top of Island Peak. I am more than happy that I did it.It is one of the most memorable and adventurous trip of my life. Remembering those days in the Himalayas and camp, I feel honored to have done it. And I am proud of myself. Like I said earlier, all thanks to Climbing Leader and specially Naba for his great effort. He ensured me that I will be summiting and enjoying coffee in Thamel. And he was right. Thanks again.
I wanted to be on the top of the peaks and enjoy the views, winning over my fear.
Food at the base camp of the peak. The night spent at the camp are the most memorable part of this trip.
If you want to feel something new, peak climbing is one of the best adventure. If you are worried for being novice, you need not. The company (Third Rock) will guide you, and prepare you for the climbing expeditions. If I can do it, you can !
Beñat Godino
Oct 04, 2019
Cimbed Island Peak
I had a great experience climbing Island Peak with Third Rock Adventures. Everybody was very professional and friendly. The crew were professional and experienced which was an asset for our trip. I felt very safe climbing with the guide Chhewang who was always very caring for his customers. In the base camp we had lots of food. And the organization of the climb from Kathmandu with Naba was excellent. I would highly recommend this company.
Mitchell Stewart
Sep 14, 2019
Best adventure trip of my life, Chulu West Peak Climbing
I appreciate all the efforts provided to our trip by the team of Third Rock Adventures Naba, Chhewang, Dorche and the whole team at Ace for a fantastic trek. My guide Chhewang did a terrific job and his knowledge and organization along the entire trek was nothing short of the best! i took on this climb with my son so it was very important, everything went well and to plan. And all did. Next time i head to nepal i will be ringing the team at TRA as my first phone call and also asking for Chhewang as my guide once again. Thank you all again for a wonderful experiance !
Gergő Barbu
Mar 09, 2019
Island Peak climbing
We recently travelled to Nepal for peak climbing with local organizer Third Rock Adventures. When we arrive at Kathmandu, that was something different environment and we very excited to climb Island Peak. We met Mr. Chhewang Sherpa, our guide and we discuss and briefing about Island Peak. The next day, we fly to Lukla early morning after that we continuous trek different landscapes of mountain terrain was good experience. Our guide Chhewang told us to different information of Island peak and surrounded peak and also Sherpa culture. When we reached the Island peak base camp, weather was suddenly changed that was difficult for us but we reach the top of Island Peak, that was greatest memories of my life.From the top, Magnificent view of Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks. Our trip was fantastic with great services provided by this company. Thank you entire team for your efforts in making our trip a wonderful experience.
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