A veteran mountaineer with around 30 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.