Lt. DA NAMGYAL SHERPA “TIGER OF SNOW”
Our grandfather Lt. DA NAMGYAL SHERPA was a famous mountaineer and a member of the first successful Everest expedition team of '1953. He was a climbing pair of the then Expedition leader Sir JOHN HUNT. The duos almost climbed Everest and were instrumental in opening the route towards the summit of Everest. On 26 May both climbed to 8,350 meters (27,395 ft) to leave a cache of equipment on the Southeast Ridge for the second summit party of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The summit was eventually reached at 11.30 am on 29 May.
He is among the first Instructor of the pioneer mountaineering institute “Himalayan Mountaineering Institute’ established in Darjeeling on 4 November 1954. The Institute is world-famous and encourages mountaineering as an organized sport.
Lt. DA NAMGYAL SHERPA was regarded and given the title of a “TIGER’S OF SNOW” along with a few of his Sherpa friends of the 1953 successful Everest expedition team. He continued leading the expedition team to many of the highest mountains around the world including Sikkim and dedicated himself to working for the HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE in Darjeeling as a Senior Instructor.
Mountain Tours and Travels is a company dedicated to him by his two sons Passang Namgyal Sherpa and Ang Sherap Sherpa along with his grandson Mingma Tshering Sherpa as a tribute to his Vision, Hard work, Passion, and Love for the Mountain.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb