After much research, I had chosen Asian Trekking for my expedition to Mount Everest. It had to be perfect and I needed the guidance and support of a real team. Even though I joined in at the last moment ,i found everything. Not only did this exped...
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa, we have named this year's Eco Everest Expedition in honour of this important day.
This year also the expedition is being led by my son Dawa Steven Sherpa and as always he will continue his clean up campaign.
Furthermore, he has also been nominated by Expedition Operators Association of Nepal as one of the two task force members responsible for overseeing the rope fixing and coordinating summit schedules of the various expeditions on Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. I hope that by coordinating and communicating between the teams we will be able to avoid most of the congestion and thereby reduce accidents and deaths.
This year, Eco Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Expedition has two teams with a total of 22 members and 38 sherpas and Cooks. Under Dawa Steven's leadership our Expedition Doctor and Base camp Manager is Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa, our Sirdar is Naga Dorjee Sherpa and Head Cook is Mr. Chandra Tamang. We have 25 Climbing Sherpas in total and 11 Base Camp and Camp 2 cooks. Asian Trekking is also happy to be deeply involved in the planning of the festivities and sponsoring some of the celebration events in the Khumbu.
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Eco Everest Expedition is a program organized in 2008 as a platform to attract maximum global attention. The main objective of this expedition is to raise awareness about the impact of climate change and glacier melting in the mountain leading to high risk of GLOF affecting the lives of the local people. The expedition organized by Asian Trekking focuses on climbing in an eco-sensitive manner and field testing different eco-sensitive methods to be adopted while climbing in the Himalaya.
There are·15 Climbing Members consisting of·3 Americans, 6 Indians,·2 German, 1 Denish, 1 Czech, 1 Canadian and 1 Georgian. Eco Everest Expedition's advance team·staffs are already at Base Camp building platform sites for tents. Also most of the climbing members arrived Base Camp.
Mr. William M. Burke
Dr. Naim Logic
Mr. Carsten Lillelund Pedersen
Mr. Paul Thelen
Dr. Eberhard Schaaf
Mr. Vit Morava
Mr. Jan Morava
Mr. Gia Tortladze
Mr. Bud Allen
Ms. Binita Soren
Mr. Meghlal Mahato
Mr. Rajendra Singh Pal
Mr. Lovraj Dharmasaktu
Ms. Nandini Cholaraju
Mr. Allan Smith (Base Camp Manager)
Dawa Steven Sherpa looks after the over all management as he is the general leader of the expedition. To look after the logistics and Sherpas, our senior Sirdar Naga Dorje will be managing a team of·20 climbing Sherpas. He has been guiding successfully as senior Sirdar since last ten·years. At the base camp we have Mr. Pertemba Sherpa, record climbed of Mt.Everest from three different routes, who is our over all Base Camp Manager for all Asian Trekking's Expedition Teams to Mt.Everest and Mt.Lhotse and another BC Manager Mr.Allan Smith will look after the Communication. Our head cook Birbal will be providing a varied menu for various nationalities to suit their plates. Birbal has a team of··8 cooks and kitchen helpers to make sure all the climbers are fed well.
As in previous years this year also Eco Everest Expedition will continue its initiative of cleaning Mt. Everest under the program "Cash for Trash". The main sponsors of this year's "Cash for Trash" are Asian Trekking, The North Face and Xpress Money (www.xpressmoney.com).
These garbages were found in between Everest Base Camp(5300m) and Camp 3(7500m) during Autumn climbing season. The garbages has been collected, stored and protected at the same place by Asian Trekking's Mt. Everest Expedition Autumn 2011 team; which the team of Asian Trekking's Eco Everest Expedition Spring 2012 will try to bring down from the mountain.
The Great Himalayan Trail atly described as "One trail to rule them all" traverses Nepal's entire mid-hills and the lower mountains. The 1700km/120 days long trek by two of Nepal's favorite sons in search of solutions for the Himalayan Communities by drawing attraction of Global Celebrities and Media to Climate Change in the Himalayas.·
The trek is organized to highlight the impacts of climate change in the Himalayas and to promote The Great Himalaya Trail as the best tourism trail in the world which offers trekkers to experience extremely rich cultures, breathtaking landscapes and diverse range of flora and fauna.
Apa Sherpa (21 times Mt. Everest summiteer) and my son Dawa Steven Sherpa (Two times Mt. Everest summiteer and Managing Director of Asian Trekking (P) Ltd embarked on 1,700 KM and 120 days long Great Himalaya Trail on 15thJanuary, 2012. The event has been endorsed by Climate Change Council, the apex body of Government of Nepal headed by Rt. Hon. Prime Minister.The mountaineer duo will be accompanied by Saurav Dhakal- BCICC, Samir Jung Thapa- the official photographer of the event and guides, cooks, camp staffs and porters from Asian Trekking (P)Ltd
GHT-CSCT is organized by the Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) in coordination with Government of Nepal, particularly Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, with the support of DFID, British Council, SNV, GHTDP Partners. The event has already received support of Corporate partners Geo-Eye, Asian Trekking (P) Ltd, The North Face, Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA) and expects to earn the support of several Corporate Partners in the days to come.
Established in 1982 by Ang Tshering Sherpa, Asian Trekking continues to maintain high standards of professionalism and quality services catering to needs of the discerning traveler: individuals, families, friends. Ang Tshering’s son, Dawa Steven Sherpa, as Managing Director of Asian Trekking and organizer of the successful Eco Everest Expeditions, oversees the daily operation of all Asian Trekking treks and expeditions in Nepal and Tibet.
Ang Tshering and Dawa Steven are invited around the world to share their experiences, views and opinions on a range of issues, including mountaineering, trekking, climate change and environmental protection. Following links allows you to download their presentations.