Our grand father Lt. DA NAMGYAL SHERPA was a famous mountaineer and a member of the first successful Everest expedition team '1953. He was an expedition companion of the then Expedition leader Sir JOHN HUNT during the successful Everest expedition in 1953 along with Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The duos almost climbed Everest and were instrumental in opening the route towards the summit of Everest. It was due to frost bite that compelled them to return back from close to summit, infact from few hundred meters.
He is among the first Instructor of the pioneer mountaineering institute of the world – Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, which till dates render special Basic and Advance courses to the mountaineering enthusiast along with numerous other adventure related activities.
Lt. DA NAMGYAL SHERPA was regarded and given the title of a “ TIGER’S OF SNOW” along with few of his sherpa’s companion of the 1953 successful Everest expedition team. After the successful Everest Expedition he continued leading expedition team to many of the highest mountain of the world including sikkim and dedicated himself working for the HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE in Darjeeling as a senior Instructor for rendering special requires knowledge and skill to the mountaineering enthusiast.
Mountain Tours, Treks and Travels is a company dedicated to him by his two son Passang Namgyal Sherpa and Ang Sherap Sherpa along with his grand son Mingma sherpa as a tribute to his Vision, Hard work, Passion and True love for the Himalayas and 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