About Us

Climb High has provided logistics for many well known alpinists, mountaineers and international guiding companies, and has organized four first ascent expeditions in Nepal and in Tibet – Jobo Ribjang, Tarkago, Kangnachugo and Labuche Kang.

Some of our past and present clients:

  • Joe Puryear and David GotthliebJoe is the author of Alaska climbing and David works as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier.
  • Maciej BerbekaMaciej is a legendary winter climber and is a highly respected climber in Poland. He is well known
    for his first winter ascent of Cho Oyu in winter (south pillar), Annapurna 1 south face (Polish
    route), and the first winter ascent of Manaslu.
  • Dan MazurDan is famous for leading Greg Mortenson’s expedition to K2 and is featured in Three Cups of Tea, and
    for the rescue of Lincoln Hall on Everest in 2006.
  • Adventure Lovers, Sweden.
  • Adler adventure, Germany.
  • British Army – Royal Army Medical Corps ‘Expedition Northern Jorvik Ascent 2013’

Our Team

  • Amber Thapa Director

    Amber Thapa, brother of founder Rajen Thapa, is the Director of Climb High and oversees all operations. Amber works from the office in Kathmandu and is the most organised person…

    Amber Thapa (Director)

    Amber Thapa, brother of founder Rajen Thapa, is the Director of Climb High and oversees all operations. Amber works from the office in Kathmandu and is the most organised person we have!

  • Ang Sanjay Sherpa Tour Leader

    Our top lead climbing Sherpa with ascents of 8,000m peaks Lhotse and Dhaulagiri; Baruntse, Island peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche East, Parchamo and Ramdung. Ang leads many of our treks and…

    Ang Sanjay Sherpa (Tour Leader)

    Our top lead climbing Sherpa with ascents of 8,000m peaks Lhotse and Dhaulagiri; Baruntse, Island peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche East, Parchamo and Ramdung. Ang leads many of our treks and climbs in the Himalayas.

  • Dawa Sherpa Head Cook

    Dawa worked with Raj for 13 years in Nepal. Dawa started as a kitchen boy eighteen years ago, and has slowly graduated into one of our finest cooks we have…

    Dawa Sherpa (Head Cook)

    Dawa worked with Raj for 13 years in Nepal. Dawa started as a kitchen boy eighteen years ago, and has slowly graduated into one of our finest cooks we have in the team. Dawa has worked as a head cook on three expeditions to Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Jobo Ribjang (first ascent), Tarkago (first ascent), Labuche Kang (Tibet), Pumori and on countless trips to many of our six thousands metre peaks and treks.

  • Abhi Rai Fonder Member

    Abhi Rai is a founder member of Climb High. Although Abhi now lives in England and works for TrekCo as a full time outdoor pursuits instructor, he still takes expeditions…

    Abhi Rai (Fonder Member)

    Abhi Rai is a founder member of Climb High. Although Abhi now lives in England and works for TrekCo as a full time outdoor pursuits instructor, he still takes expeditions and treks for climb high. Abhi holds the certificate from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and in the UK is a climbing instructor with the SPA and Mountain Leader Award, and is a DofE Assessor.

  • Steve Ranger UK Representative

    Steve is our UK representative and works between the UK and the Kathmandu office. He is a useful liaison point for UK and US clients

    Steve Ranger (UK Representative)

    Steve is our UK representative and works between the UK and the Kathmandu office. He is a useful liaison point for UK and US clients

  • Although Pemba is no longer with us today, she was the founder of Climb high and the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest from the north side and one…

    Pemba Doma Sherpa – Everest

    Late Pemba Dolma Sherpa (Founder)

    Although Pemba is no longer with us today, she was the founder of Climb high and the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest from the north side and one of only six women, who have scaled the mountain twice as part of the 2002 Nepalese women expedition. Raised by her grandparents after losing her mother at the age of two, Pemba was educated at the Khumjung School, one of the 26 schools that Sir Edmund Hillary has established in the Solu Khumbu region since 1961. Pemba spoke nine languages and traveled around the world raising money for her on profit foundation, Save The Himalaya Kindom, which educates Nepalese children, regardless of caste. She passed away during the descent after summiting Lhotse in 2007.

    In 2003, Pemba Doma and her husband Rajen Thapa started Climb High, a trekking company that organizes treks and expeditions to some of the most popular peaks in Nepal and in Tibet.

    AWARDS:

    1. Suprabal Prashiddha Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (National Award of Nepal) by His Majesty Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal for Mountaineering.
    2. Gold medal for Mountaineering, Nepal.
    3. Sky Walk – The Soles of Records, Italy.
    4. Saint Vincent Award, Italy.

    Pemba Doma Sherpa was featured in:

    • Outside Magazine (USA) 50 years on Everest, April 2000.
    • Resurgence Magazine, UK “one of the six women who embrace the mountain on a daily basis.”
    • BBC documentary, celebrating 50 years on Everest.
    • Aspen Times, New York Times, Himalayan Times, Kathmandu Post.
  • Rajen Thapa (‘Raj’) was co-founder of Climb High with his wife Pemba Doma Sherpa. The company is now run by Raj’s brother Amber Thapa.

    Late Rajen Thapa (Founder)

    Rajen Thapa (‘Raj’) was co-founder of Climb High with his wife Pemba Doma Sherpa. The company is now run by Raj’s brother Amber Thapa.

  • Nim Passang Sherpa Head Cook

    Nim has been working as a cook for Climb High for four years and has been the head cook for the Everest view glacier school.

    Nim Passang Sherpa (Head Cook)

    Nim has been working as a cook for Climb High for four years and has been the head cook for the Everest view glacier school.

  • Phai Lama Climbing Guide

    Phai has summitted Everest, Baruntse, Island peak, Mera peak, Lobuche East, Pachamo. Phai lama has been our main climbing Sherpa for our Glacier school (voted as the top 25 trips…

    Phai Lama (Climbing Guide)

    Phai has summitted Everest, Baruntse, Island peak, Mera peak, Lobuche East, Pachamo. Phai lama has been our main climbing Sherpa for our Glacier school (voted as the top 25 trips in the world by National Geography Adventure Magazine).

  • Thukteen Sherpa Trek Leader

    Thuckteen comes from Thame and was a Buddhist monk for many years. Thuckteen leads our treks and works as a climbing Sherpa on our climbing trips. Thuckteen has participated on…

    Thukteen Sherpa (Trek Leader)

    Thuckteen comes from Thame and was a Buddhist monk for many years. Thuckteen leads our treks and works as a climbing Sherpa on our climbing trips. Thuckteen has participated on six Everest expeditions, summitted Amadablam two times, Island peak, Lobuche East, Mera peak, Parchamo peak and Ramdung.