January 2018

Nepal Mountaineering Association


27th Advance Mountaineering Course starts- 5 Jan

NMA's annual training program 27th Advance Mountaineering Course starts from 5 Jan 2017 at Godawari Alumni Association (GAA), -Thamel . The training will be organized in Kathmandu and Langtang will conclude on 11 Feb 2018.

Name list of the participants of the training are as follows:

  1. Prakash Gurung Dhingaon, Deurali-6, Tanahu 
  2. Sangam KC Dhungrekhola-7, Sarlahi 
  3. Dipak Mahat Hastichaur-1, Gulmi 
  4. Kamee Sherpa Khijiphalate-7, Okhaldhunga 
  5. Ms. LuckmeTamang Devitar- 2, Kavrepalanchok 
  6. Pasang Rinzee Sherpa Gaurishankar-5, Dolakha 
  7. Ashish Gurung Hatiya- 7, Sankhuwashaba 
  8. Tendi Sherpa Bhimeshor-1, Dolakha 
  9. Phurba Gelzen Sherpa Waku- 4, Solukhumbu 
  10. Da Rinje Sherpa Waku 9, Solukhumbu 
  11. Sonam Tshiring Sherpa Bantibhandar-2, Ramechhap 
  12. Dawa Pasang Sherpa Waku- 9, Solukhumbu 
  13. Pemba Nuru Sherpa Chaurikharka-2, Solukhumb 
  14. Bikram Karki Pakarbas-8, Ramechhap 
  15. Dawa Chhiring lama Hatiya-2, Sankhuwasabha 
  16. Chhiring Dhenduk Bhote Chepuwa-1, Sankhuwasa 
  17. Ang Dendi Sherpa Dudhkoshika-9, Solukhumbu 
  18. Phurwa Sange Sherpa Shreechaur-8, Okhaldhunga 
  19. Desh Bdr Gurung Laprak-7, Gorkha 
  20. Pasang Gyaljen Sherpa Juving- 1, Solukhumbu 
  21. Lakpa Tashi Sherpa Yamphu-9, Sankhuwasaba
  22. NgawaTamang Haku- 7, Rasuwa 
  23. LendukLhomi Chepuwa-2, Sankhuwasaba 
  24. AashBdrGurung Laprak -7, Gorkah 
  25. Ngima Dorji Sherpa Chheskam-2, Solukhumbu 
  26. Tsering Lama Olangchunggola, Taplejung Narbin Magar Basa-9, Solukhumbu 
  27. Samir Gurung Laprak- 8, Gorkha 
  28. Roshan Aaraon Kapur United Kingdom

NMA President Santa Bir Lama, General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung, Secretary Tikaram Gurung along with other board members attended the opening program of the training at GAA Hall.

Mountain Leader Course – Component II starts

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) organized ice breaking program for Mountain Leader Course on 8th January 2018 at the NMA Golden Jubilee Building, Naxal. There are total 15 students participating in this 14-day course and they will be heading to Solu- Pk area on 10th January 2018 for the remaining part of the training. NMA General Secretary- Mr. Kul Bahadur Gurung, Treasurer- Mr. Sudarshan Neupane along with other board members attended the opening program of the course. This course starting from today will conclude on 18th January 2018.

Press Conference on Training organized by NMA

One of the main objectives of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is to promote mountain tourism as a safe tourism; therefore it has been actively involving in the training activities to produce qualified and skilled resources for the mountain tourism. As part of its objectives to give continuation in the production of skilled human resources for mountaineering, NMA's following regular training programs started:

1. 26th Advance Mountaineering Training

26th Advance Training organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) started from 31st December 2017 to 11th February 2018 in Kathmandu & Langtang. The participants who have completed Basic Training till 2016 are eligible to participate in this training. NMA Executive Board Member Mr. Tul Singh Gurung has been appointed as the Convener of the training. Following are the name lists of the other instructors and participants of this year's training:

Convener : Mr. Tul Singh Gurung.


Mr. Lhakpa Kitar Sherpa - Chief Instructor
Mr. Tendi Sherpa - Instructor
Mr. Lakpa Sherpa – Instructor
Mr. Suman Gurung – Instructor
Mr. Furtemba Sherpa – Instructor
Mr. Nima Tenzi Sherpa – Instructor
Mr. Pasang Wanchu Sherpa – Instructor
Mr. Jamling Bhote – Instructor
Mr. Lobsang Sherpa – Instructor
Mr. Pur Bahadur Gurung – Equipment In-charge


01 Prakash Gurung Dhingaon, Deurali-6, Tanahu
02 Sangam KC Dhungrekhola-7, Sarlahi
03 Dipak Mahat Hastichaur-1, Gulmi
04 Kamee Sherpa Khijiphalate-7, Okhaldhunga
05 Ms. LuckmeTamang Devitar- 2, Kavrepalanchok
06 Pasang Rinzee Sherpa Gaurishankar-5, Dolakha
07 Ashish Gurung Hatiya- 7, Sankhuwashaba
08 Tendi Sherpa Bhimeshor-1, Dolakha
09 Phuri Gelzen Sherpa Waku- 4, Solukhumbu
10 Da Rinje Sherpa Waku 9, Solukhumbu
11 Sonam Tshiring Sherpa Bantibhandar-2, Ramechhap
12 Dawa Pasang Sherpa Waku- 9, Solukhumbu
13 Pemba Nuru Sherpa Chaurikharka-2, Solukhumb
14 Bikram Karki Pakarbas-8, Ramechhap
15 Dawa Chhiring Lama Hatiya-2, Sankhuwasabha
16 Chhiring Dhenduk Bhote Chepuwa-1, Sankhuwasa
17 Ang Dendi Sherpa Dudhkoshika-9, Solukhumbu
18 Phurwa Sange Sherpa Shreechaur-8, Okhaldhunga
19 Desh Bdr Gurung Laprak-7, Gorkha
20 Pasang Gyaljen Sherpa Juving- 1, Solukhumbu
21 Lakpa Tashi Sherpa Yamphu-9, Sankhuwasaba
22 NgawaTamang Haku- 7, Rasuwa
23 LendukLhomi Chepuwa-2, Sankhuwasaba
24 AashBdrGurung Laprak -7, Gorkah
25 Ngima Dorji Sherpa Chheskam-2, Solukhumbu
26 Tsering Lama Olangchunggola, Taplejung
27 Narbin Magar Basa-9, Solukhumbu
28 Samir Gurung Laprak- 8, Gorkha
29 Rohan Aaraon Kapur United Kingdom

1. Mountain Leader Course – Component II

The Mountain Leader Course - Component II started from 5th January 2018 to 18th January 2018 this year by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) at Kathmandu & Solukhumbu, Pike area. Mr. Tul Singh Gurung is appointed as the convener of this training program. The first component of this training was conducted from 2nd July 2017 to 16th July 2017. The names lists of instructors & participants of this training are listed as follows:

Convener : Mr. Tul Singh Gurung.


1. Keshar Shrestha – Chief Instructor
2. Dawa Tashi Sherpa – Instructor
3. Lachhuman Tamang – Instructor


1. Aakash K.C
2. Passang Tsering Sherpa
3. Tanzin Gyaljen Lama
4. Dikki Sherpa
5. Arjun Magar
6. Ang Gombu Sherpa
7. Ngima Kalden Sherpa
8. Yan Bahadur Thapa
9. Khadka Narayan Rai
10. Bikash Tamang
11. Dawa Gyalzen Sherpa
12. Dhana Bahadur Malla
13. Karma Sherpa
14. Nurbu Chhiring Sherpa (Lama)
15. Arjun Kumar Rai
16. Nima Chhedar Sherpa

2. High Mountain Rescue Training (HMRT)

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) in association with Nepal Mountaineering Instructors' Association (NMIA) has organized High Mountain Rescue Training (HMRT) The training conducted in Kathmandu & Langtang started from 5th January 2018 to 22nd January 2018. All the instructors including the participants left for Langtang on 5th January 2018 from Kathmandu. The other instructors & participants of this training as follows:

S.No Name of the teachers and students Position 

1 Lhakpa Nurbu Sherpa Coordinator
2 Tenzeeng Sherpa Chief Instructor
3 Abiral Rai Instructor
4 Pemba Rita Sherpa Instructor
5 Bikash Kunwar Equipment in-charge

S. No Name of the teachers and students Position

1 Ramesh Gurung Student
2 Prem Magar ``
3 Lhakpa Doma Sherpa ``
4 Tshering Dawa Sherpa ``
5 Min Bahadur Gurung ``
6 Gesman Tamang ``
7 Lhakpa Kitar Sherpa ``
8 Ditesh Maharjan ``
9 Dawa Tenji Sherpa ``
10 Lakpa Yangji Sherpa ``
11 Jen Jen Sherpa ``
12 Buddhi Bahadur Lama ``
13 Gan Bahadur Tamang ``
14 Yogesh Gurung ``
15 Jen Jen Lama ``

Press conference organized by:
Nepal Mountaineering Association
9 Jan 2018 / Godawari Almuni Association, Thamel, Kathmandu.

Departure of instructors and trainees of Advance Mountaineering Course

The instructors and trainees of 26th Advance Mountaineering Course left for Langtang 20 Jan 2018. NMA Secretary Tikaram Gurung and Treasurer Sudershan Neupane along with board members saw them off in the special program organized at NMA secretariat.

Passing away of Elizabeth Hawley- 26 Jan

Ms. Elizabeth Hawley passed away today 26 Jan 2018 at 2:49 am at CIWEC Hospital, Kathmandu.
Late Ms. Hawley (born November 9, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former journalist and chronicler of Himalayan expeditions. She travelled to Nepal in September 1960 and never left.
She was educated at the University of Michigan and moved to Nepal after giving up her job as a researcher for Fortune magazine in New York.
While she has never climbed a mountain herself, Hawley has been the best-known chronicler of Himalayan expeditions for over four decades. She is respected by the international mountaineering community because of her complete and accurate records, despite their unofficial status. Her records are summarized in a database used in several analyses of success and death rates for climbers in the Nepal Himalaya.
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) would like to express heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Ms. Hawley

Park Young Seok Climbing Competition

Nepal Mountaineering Association in coordination Park Young Seok Foundation organized 5th Park Young Seok Climbing Competition to promote sport climbing activities in Nepal. This competition was held on 26th and 27th January 2018 at Himalayan Climbing and Mountaineering School (HCMS) Dhumbarai. The chief guest for the program was Mr. Ishwar Pokhare, Hon'ble Member of Parliament and Formar Deputy Prime Minister, Delegates from Korea, NMA Executive Board members, NMA Advisor, and NMA Staff were present during the program. There are total 28 participants during this competition and among them there were 7 female and 21 male participants. Result of this Competition is as follow:

Position Male Winner Female Winner

1St Pemba Sherpa Panchamaya Tamang
2nd Kumar Gaurav Swostika Chaudhary
3rd David Smith Phinjo Lama

Funeral of Elizabeth Hawley

Funeral of Late Elizabeth Hawley, Chronicler of Himalayas was done on 28 Jan 2018 from her residence at Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. NMA Executive Boar led by its President Santa Bir Lama offered khada to her before the funeral starts. Late Hawley has been living in Nepal since 1960 and died at the age of 94 at the hospital on 26 Jan 2018.

In recognition of her support and contribution to the development of Nepal's mountain tourism, NMA awarded her with Dr. Harka Gurung Mountaineering Award in 2006.