35 Women Climbers Honored on Women’s Day
March 8, 2023

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), today on the occasion of 113th International Women’s Day, honoured 35 women climbers jointly with Everest Climbers Association (ESA). All of them are Mt. Everest summiteers. 

Amid a function organized at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) hall, Brikuti Mandap, Honorable State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Mrs. Sushila Sirpali Thakuri felicitated all the women climbers with a letter of appreciation for their success. 

List of the honored Mt. Everest Summiteers 

Ms. Phunjo Jangmu Lama

Ms. Kanchhi Dolma Hyolmo

Ms. Nisha Bhote

Ms. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Ms. Dabuti Sherpa

Ms. Bhumira Gurung

Ms. Purnima Shrestha

Ms. Yangdi Sherpa

Ms. Lakpa Yangji Sherpa

Ms. Lukme Syangden

Ms. Pasang Phuti Sherpa

Ms. Kanchhi Maya Tamang

Ms. Kalpana Maharjan

Ms. Yuantika Tamang

Ms. Nisha Adhikari

Ms. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Ms. Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Ms. Maya Gurung

Ms. Chunu Sherestha

Ms. Chhoki Sherpa

Ms. Fura Diki Sherpa

Ms. Nima Doma Sherpa

Ms. Bina Magar

Ms. Dikki Sherpa

Ms. Maya Sherpa

Ms. Shalee Basnet

Ms. Nima Jangmu Sherpa

Ms. Tshering Namgyal Sherpa

Ms. Dawa Futi Sherpa

Ms. Diki Lama Sherpa

Ms. Pasang Kanchi Sherpa

Ms. Sharmila Lama

Ms. Kumari Gyanmala Ranpal

Ms. Nanu Maya Gurung

Dr. Priti Bhusal


Honouring adventurous women climbers, Honorable State Minister Thakuri shared a commitment to work for the betterment of Nepali mountain tourism and women climbers. ‘‘I know Nepali women have numerous challenges to grow better. However, I am much confident that they are breaking all the barriers now,’’ Honorable Minister Thakuri said, ‘‘Now I can assure you that the ministry, with the support of experts like you, will work for the betterment of Nepali mountain tourism and women climbers.’’ She also asked all the concerned authorities to come up with the planning and program. 

Chief Advisor of NMA Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa requested State Minister Thakri to assign NMA with more responsibility for managing other unclimbed and unsold peaks. 

‘‘Without any doubt, NMA has a better platform to promote Nepali mountains nationally and internationally. The Government of Nepal has opened 402 mountains for the expedition. However, still many mountains are left unclimbed and unsold for a very long time’’, Chief Advisor Sherpa added, ‘‘If government trusts NMA and assigns with the responsibility of managing all these unsold and unclimbed peaks this will not only generate dollar income for Government but it will also create job opportunity for Nepali people.’’

NMA President Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa highlighted the importance of unity between mountaineers and the Nepali mountain tourism community to work for the betterment of Nepali mountain tourism. ‘‘Nepali women are taking more responsibility in the Nepali mountain tourism sector. This is something important for us. NMA is also committed to working for the betterment of Nepali women climbers. But, we could do it better if we are united.’’

On the occasion, Executive Board Member of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Mr. Nawang Ngima Sherpa, President of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Mr. Nilhari Bastola, General Secretary of ESA Mr. Shiva Bahadur Sapkota and record holder climber Ms. Phunjo Jangmu Lama also extended their best wishes.

NMA has been organizing similar functions each year to mark International Women’s Day. 


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