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  • A veteran mountaineer over 25 years of experience
  • Summited Cho Oyu Peak, the 6th highest mountain in the world 8,188 meters high
  • Mountains he climbed frequently include Mera Peak (6,476m) over 200 times, Island Peak (6,189m) around 200 times, Lobuche peak (6,119 m) over 100 times, Pokalde Peak (5,806m) 200 times, Yala Peak (5,520m)10 times, Naya Kanga Peak (5,122m) around 15 times, and Chulu East (6,584m) 4 times
  • Traversed challenging Ganja La Pass of Langtang around 10 times
  • Trained personnel on the advanced level of Wilderness First Aid Training

Gadul Bahadur Tamang

Mountaineering Leader

A veteran mountaineer with over 25 years of experience is Gadul Bahadur Tamang. His list of achievements speaks volumes about his love for climbing. He has summited 6th highest mountain in the world Cho Oyu Peak which is 8,188 meters high. He has achieved the feat of summiting Mera Peak (6,476m) over 200 times, Island Peak (6,189m) around 200 times, and Lobuche peak (6,119 m) over 100 times. Additionally, he accomplished climbing Pokalde Peak (5,806m) 200 times, Yala Peak (5,520m)10 times, Naya Kanga Peak (5,846m) around 15 times, and Chulu East (6,584m) 4 times. He is one of the very few who have crossed challenging Ganja La Pass (5,122 m) of the Langtang region around 10 times.

Gadul was born and bought in the lap of the Himalayas in the Everest region of Nepal, Khotang. Gadul was only 14 years of age when he started his career as a porter. During his early years, he worked as a cook and helper and further went on to work as a trekking guide. He has trekked all over Nepal, as a trekking guide, including regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang, Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Dolpo, Rara, among others. Traversing Ganja La Pass of Langtang region which lies at an elevation of 5,122 meters is considered challenging. Gadul has crossed Ganja La Pass around 10 times. 

Gadul spent the past 20 years mountaineering and has been turning the dream of scaling a mountain into a reality for his clients. The mountains which, Gadul climbed over hundreds of times are Island Peak (6,189m), Mera Peak (6,476m), Lobuche Peak (6,119m), and Pokalde Peak (5,806m). Moreover, he has scaled Yala Peak (5,520m), Naya Kanga Peak (5,122m), and Chulu East (6,584m) several times.

Client safety is a serious matter for Gadul. He believes that the ability to safely ascend and descend a client from a mountain shows the caliber of a mountaineering leader. Along with mountaineering training, the prudence that comes from decades of mountaineering in the Himalayas gives him an edge.

Speaking of his professional credentials, Gadul is a certified trekking guide from the Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM). To learn the art of mountaineering, he did both basic and advanced levels of mountaineering training. Moreover, he holds an advanced level certificate on Wilderness First Aid Training. Gadul polished his leadership skills by taking Tourism Leadership Development Training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). Also, he did an Intermediate English Language Course from Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP).

Warm and humble, Gadul has a good command over English and knows German a little.

Recent Trip Reviews For Gadul Bahadur Tamang

Travel experiences of our clients who travelled with Gadul Bahadur Tamang .

Based on 11 reviews
Very good

Billy Bates
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Oct 19, 2022
Island Peak and Mera Pead Adventure
If we have to thank one person, it is Gadul, the great climbing hero. He single-handled this operation and we completed it without any hassle. The weather was fine and the view from the top of the peak was outstanding. Glad that we chose Third rock adventures for our first mountaineering adventure.
Robert Timbrell
Oct 18, 2022
Thrree Peak Climbing expedition
We were amazed by the view from the top of the peaks and Kala Patthar. Climbing Island Peak Mera Peak and Lobuche East was not an easy feat. It was more than just a climbing expedition. We definitely had the best time of our lives. And for this I want to thank Naba for his continuous effort and support from Kathmandu. Our guide Gadul did amazing job. He is an amazing mountaineer. We loved the company and want to organize the rest of our adventures through them. Thank you once again.
Robert Lopez
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Oct 17, 2022
Wonderful trip to Mera Peak
The first time trip with third Rock Adventures trek exceeded all expectations and was challenging on many levels both physically and mentally. It's a long trip, but the route took us in a loop away from the busy EBC track and into areas of complete isolation which constantly took your breath away (literally). We did meet some other smaller groups, but it's interesting to note that none of them reached their objectives - because they didn't have the outstanding support we were provided with by Gadul Tamang and his team of climbing Sherpas, porters and cooks. Aside from the amazing food and logistical stuff, their technical expertise ensured that we climbed the mountains and passes with confidence and safety. This trek was much more difficult than the Everest High Passes trip I did few years back, but totally amazing thanks to the efforts of all involved at this company and the fantastic group of new mates that shared this "once in a lifetime" experience! Get fit and give it a go, wonderful
Albie Porter
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 08, 2022
Island Peak CLimbing
I recently climbed both the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal with Gadul. I had some challenging experiences but the overwhelming experience is the best part. I had the best view in the world from the top of Island Peak. It was almost a month adventure but it was worth it. Gadul was the best guy I could wish for. He was energetic, astute and kind. His decades of experiences help me do it.
Michale Rempel
flagsCosta Rica
Oct 29, 2021
Great Mera Peak CLimbing experience
The climbing was absolutely the best experience. The porter on the way got cramp and we had problem but the guide managed porter quickly. This was really impressive. The climbing guide was friendly helpful with lots of knowledge. There was not problem and we easily climbed the mera under his guidance.
Laurin Klimt
Oct 24, 2021
Mera Peak Climbing
We are pleased with the services offered by Third Rock Adventures. All the required information was passed to us so that we could train ourselves to achieve the dream of climbing the highest trekking peak of Nepal Mera Peak. Our Climbing leader Godula was very friendly and helpful. Without his guidance, the summit wouldn't have been possible. so many many thanks to him and everyone on the team including our porter. In summit Day, we were very much fortunate to have clear weather. It was wonderful to view snow peaked mountains from the summit. Not to forget our safety was never compromised as it was our first climbing experience in Nepal. Thanks for making our trip memorable.
Liam Bermúdez
Apr 18, 2020
Superb experience
A trip to remember for a lifetime. Challenging and was rewarding as well. The view from atop Mera Peak was breathtaking. All the credit goes to my climbing leader, Chewwang. He was so professional, thanks to his years of experience. I Will go for Island Peak in about 2 years.
I wanted to scale a peak in Nepal, and found Mera Peak ideal.
the view from top of the peak
Do it if you want to climb a peak, and choose Mera peak.
Darcy Clanton
Apr 11, 2020
Mera Peak Climbing with Gadul
Did my first peak climbing with Third Rock Adventures. The company is really good for peak climbing, specially Mera and Island Peak. I chose Mera Peak and my adventure was beyond my expectation. Dealing with the team at Third Rock was incredibly easy; all my questions were addressed. i have limited time since I work 14 hours a day, still Pranaya was quick and professional. My guide Gadul was a great guy to work with. His english was very good and yes, he was knowledgeable about everything related to the trek and climb. He let me set my own pace and never rushed throughout the climb. He was superhero for me as he went through hard time making me scale the peak. He did everything in his power to make sure I was safe and good. At time I felt hard, but he inspired me to complete the climb and I did it. If it wasn't for him, I would not have done it. Thanks to Gadul and his years and years of experience in the mountains. Really commendable. I will always choose him and the company for any trek or climb in Nepal.
Rogelio Dieguez
Nov 07, 2019
Himalayan high passes are great
We went to Everest 3 high passes trek with Third Rock Adventures on last spring season. It was amazing trip and great experience we really enjoy and got have good weather. Third Rock Adventures well organizing everything and very friendly people. Very clear everything and easy to communication each other. Our nepal trip was inenof thr best trip and its really nice places and mountains in Nepal. Our guide Gadul and porters did the best job and made our trip successful. Thank you all, highly recommended.
William Earles
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 11, 2019
Makalu Base Camp trek
Though I had many trekking experiences in Nepal I can say that it was one of my best trekking experiences in Nepal. Third Rock Adventures organised the trek well, and entire team members were most welcoming. My guide Gadul Tamang made the trek a rich cultural experience by welcoming me to all his wonderful relatives along the trail, and looking after me the way that he did. This is a remote trek and there are very few trekkers, but it is serviced by flights from Kathmandu. So if you want to do a trek that combines fantastic scenery with a true cultural experience, then this may the best in Nepal. Highly recommended agency and the trekking routes.
Etienne Tremblay
May 16, 2019
A wild adventure walk on 3 highest passes of Khumbu region
Since the beginning of my childhood, I have a strong appetite for unusual challenges. This time in my travel history I selected to go for the highest passes (toughest trekkings) of the Everest region. Being in the midst of the highest mountains on earth is truly a humbling experience. Third Rock Adventures and guide Gadul are very knowledgeable of the region; we're well prepared for the trip making sure our hike was unforgettable. Highly recommend this local outfitter for their personal approach. We will come back to Nepal and we will very likely book again with Third Rock Adventures.
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