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Sherpas climb 3 virgin peaks in Rolwaling, Japanese teenager becomes youngest climber to Mt Manaslu

Tashi Sherpa (Left), Dawa Gyalje Sherpa and Nima Tenji
Tashi Sherpa (Left), Dawa Gyalje Sherpa and Nima Tenji

KATHMANDU:  Three young Nepali mountaineers have successfully summitted three virgin mountains in the Rolwaling Valley of Dolakha district bordering Tibet, exploring the new adventure opportunities for the world climbers in Nepal’s Himalayan regions.

Nima Tenji Sherpa, Dawa Gyalje Sherpa and Tashi Sherpa summitted Mt Langdak (6,220 m), Mt Raungsiyar (6,224 m) and Mt Thakar-Go East (6,152 m) becoming the first ever Nepali team to successfully climb the Rolwaling peaks.

According to Mingma Sherpa, one of the expedition organisers, the trio climbed Mt Thakar-Go East on Tuesday while they made successful ascent of Mt Langdak and Mt Rongsiyar in the last two days.

“Nepali team climbed these peaks in an alpine style,” he said, adding that the first ascent would certainly explore a positive message among the world mountaineers.

The route to Mt Thakar-Go was more on a sharp ridge while climbers could view Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Lhotse and Mt Makalu among others from the top of Mt Langdak,” Sherpa quoted Nima Tenji as saying.

According to National Mountain Guide Association, all three climbers are trained and certified mountain guides.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation opened these mountains for climbing in 2014.

–  RAJAN POKHREL/THT

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