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Lakpa Dorjee Sherpa
  • A veteran mountaineer with more than 20 years of experience
  • Summited the highest mountain in the world, Everest (8,848m) 7 times
  • Successfully climbed 4 eight-thousanders- Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Manaslu (8,163m) of Nepal and Mount Shishapangma of Tibet (8,027m)
  • Summited Island Peak (6,189m) 25 times, Mera Peak (6,476m) 15 times, Lobuche Peak (6,119m) 8 times,  Baruntse (7,129m) 4 times, Yala Peak (5,520m) 3 times, Pachhermo Peak (6,273m) 3 times, Pumori (7,161m) once and many others.
  • Has scaled two European mountains in Austria, Grossglockner (3,798m) and Hintere Schwärze (3,628m)
  • He speaks languages like English, Nepali, Tibetan, Sherpa and understands German
  • Safety is his first priority and is skilled personnel in Mountain Rescue Operations and First Aid

Lakpa Dorjee Sherpa

Mountaineering Leader

Lakpa Dorje Sherpa is a veteran mountaineer with more than 20 years of experience. In his over two-decades-long career, he has climbed many mountains in Nepal, Tibet, and Europe. Lakpa has summited the highest mountain in the world, Everest (8,848m) 7 times. He scaled Everest 4 times from the south face situated in Nepal and 3 times from the north face that lies in Tibet. Talking about eight-thousanders besides Everest of Nepal, Lakpa has summited Lhotse (8,516m) 3 times and Manaslu (8,163m) once. Also, he has climbed an eight-thousander situated in Tibet, Mount Shishapangma (8,027m) twice. His successful career as mountaineering includes summiting Island Peak (6,189m) 25 times, Mera Peak (6,476m) 15 times, Lobuche Peak (6,119m) 8 times and others. Moreover, he has scaled Baruntse (7,129m) 4 times, Yala Peak (5,520m) 3 times, Pachhermo Peak (6,273m) 3 times, Pumori (7,161m) once and others. Climbing two mountains in Austria of Europe are his added accomplishment.

Lakpa was born and bought up in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. He spent his childhood surrounded by many high mountains including Mount Everest. He couldn’t stay too far from the alluring mountains so started working as a porter from 18 years of age. In his early years of career, Lakpa served as a kitchen boy, assistant cook, assistant Sherpa and eventually became a licensed trekking guide by Government of Nepal.

While working as a trekking guide he got an opportunity to try his hand on climbing mountains. Soon he discovered his passion for mountaineering. Successfully climbing many mountains speaks volumes about his love, passion, and dedication for mountaineering. His lengthy list of accomplishments includes summiting Mount Everest (8,848m), Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Manaslu (8,163m), Lobuche Peak (6,119m), and Mount Makalu II (7,678m). He has also scaled Ama Dablam (6,812m), Mount Baruntse (7,129m), Yala Peak (5,520m), Mount Pumori (7,161m), Pachhermo Peak (6,273m), Mera Peak (6,476m), Nayakhang Peak (5,846m), Chulu West Peak (6,419m), among many other mountains of Nepal.

Besides the mountains of Nepal, Lakpa has successfully climbed Shishapangma (8,027m) of Tibet twice. Lakpa has made Nepal proud in Austria of Europe too. He summited the highest mountain of Austria, Grossglockner (3,798m) and Hintere Schwärze (3,628m) situated in the border between Austria and Italy.

Safety of his clients and other team members on an expedition is the primary concern for Lakpa. Experienced and technically sound Lakpa believes that safely ascending and descending a mountain with an expedition team is the biggest achievement of a mountaineering leader. He has worked with expedition teams from all across the world including Spain, Mexico, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Denmark, Japan, Austria, Malaysia, and others.

Warm and humble Lakpa gleamed with happiness as he recalled his meeting with one of the first climbers to reach the top of the world, Sir Edmund Hillary. He was elated while sharing about his certificates of Mount Everest summit being signed by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Lakpa is a certified Trekking Guide by the Government of Nepal. He also has a certificate from the ECO-Trekking Workshop to promote Conservation in Trekking. He holds a certificate of successful completion of the High Alpine Course conducted by OKO HIMAL in collaboration with Austria and Trekking Agents Association of Nepal. He is trained in Mountain Rescue Operations and First Aid Training of Mountaineering School Thame. Moreover, Lakpa is trained in Basic Introductory Mountaineering Training from Nepal Mountaineering Association and PETZL Foundation of France. Further, Lakpa has participated in various mountain safety training organized by different groups. He has honed his skills by participating in Mountain Tourism and Lodge Management Training under Alpine Consult in Austria.

Recent Trip Reviews For Lakpa Dorjee Sherpa

Travel experiences of our clients who travelled with Lakpa Dorjee Sherpa .

Based on 7 reviews
Very good

David Jorgenson
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 05, 2024
Mera Peak Trek
Mera Peak was an incredible experience! I looked at booking the trip over a year in advance, and the owner of Third Rock Adventures (Naba) sent me multiple itineraries to help customize a trekking plan that would fit my needs and timeline. The booking process was smooth and communication was great. The company took care of airport pick up, hotel stay, food, and pretty much anything else on arrival. One of the company guides showed me Khatmandu for a day before I left for my trek and he even invited me to his house for a traditional Nepalese dinner! During the trek, I had the best guide on the mountain in Lhakpa Dorjee Sherpa! Nearly everything was taken care of on the mountain as well, outside of renting crampons and double boots. I can’t recommend Third Rock Adventures enough, and I look forward to using their services again for more treks in the future!
Best Destination,Good Value,I like itinerary,Recommended by Friend,Best and Selected Tours,
It was a great experience after climbing Kilimanjaro
Reaching the top and seeing Mt Everest for the first time!
Listen to your Sherpa and you will reach the top!
Cruz Davis
Oct 27, 2022
2 Peaks Climbing
We loved this itinerary and had it customized for 30 days. We talk for at least a week with Naba to finalize this itinerary. Naba assigned us Lakpa for peak climbing. Every day was rewarding with good food, good room and great mountain views. one particular village called Khare was impressive, The people there were so welcoming and their unique lifestyle awed us.
Axel Stewart
flagsUnited Kingdom
Oct 25, 2022
climbed two peaks
A friend of mine from USA recommended Naba's company for this expedition. Before I booked it, I had long talk with Naba and the climbing leader. They were professional and open to any discussion. Although I had no good experience, Naba ensured that his team will make it happen. I also checked their reviews online and found it worth a try. Their operation are outstanding, they have good contact for any backup and lacks. I was so happy to have climbed these two peaks. Cannot recommend them enough.
Rowan Bond
Oct 24, 2022
Great Adventure
We did it! Lakpa Sherpa, our guide made it happen for us. It was a long expedition and the price was worth every day. The itinerary had an acclimatization day and we added extra 2 days. The amptu la pass was cheallenging for us but we knew at the end of the day, we would be rewarded with superb view. Our guide encouraged us every time we felt like stopping. He would cheer us up and nothing could beat it :) We climbed both the peak. Comparativerly, Island peak was challenging for us but we knew we r in safe hand and we did it. We are so so grateful to Naba for his meticulously planning our trip and considering out dietery plan as well. We loved the food, the people there and their lifestyle as well. Nepal is so beautiful country. We will definteily be visiting Nepal again soon and we will defintely contact naba for the avdneture .
Roberto Gamez
Oct 24, 2022
Island with Mera Peak.
We did it!!! wohoooo! I am obliged to thank Naba and Lakpa Dai for this amazing expedition. First of all, I am thankful for the reasonable price as I had compared the price with serveral other companies and their services and Third Rock outstands. My climbing leader was a humble nepali dai with years of epxerience climbing the peaks for many times. He shared me his family status, his culture, his company and climbing stories. It was pleasure doing this expedition with Lakpa. He is the man you shoould be climbing Nepali peak with. Thanks again to Naba. Will definitely reach out to them for any adventure and trip to Nepal.
Derrick Riddle
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 22, 2022
Unbelievable expedition
Naba my friend suggested I to do this peak with Lakpa. I loved my climbing leader; he was amazing person. He encouraged me everytime I lagged and decided to halt. At times, I wasn't able to walk, but he waited for me until I catch my breath. Climbing part was great because of pre-climb training. Everything was simply perfect. The view from the summit was unbelievable, i didn't believe my eyes. Thanks Third Rock team for this unbelievable expedition.
Good Value
Katherine Allen
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 20, 2022
Lakpa is the best
Julissa and I climbed two peaks in Nepal famous for climbing expedition. We were joined by an amazing local Nepali mountaineering leader Lakpa Sherpa. He was old enough to guide us with decades of experience. His particular set of skills were evident when we set off from the base camp to the summit. We never had a slight of doubt that we would fall back and all credit goes to Lakpa Sherpa. He is the best guide for climbing in Nepal.
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