PROJECT: 3 Sisters, 7 Summits

The project “3 sisters, 7 summits” is a mission of three sisters to set a world record by climbing all the highest mountains on the seven continents.

Three sisters are the daughter of the renowned mountaineer of the 1980s, the late “Dorjee Sherpa”, who lost eight fingers due to frostbite during the winter Japanese Everest Expedition in 1982. Though he lost his fingers, he never gave up mountaineering until 2007. And a daughter of Rinzin Doma Sherpa who likes the village life tending yaks, cows and sheep. They belong to a Rolwaling community, a valley in north-central Nepal.

Women are equally capable of reaching the summits with dedication and hard work. Our endeavours will make the women climbing community and the global mountaineering fraternity proud. We feel fortunate to be able to cherish such a vast opportunity. We are well aware of our rights and duties, but this is a fight we are fighting against ourselves, the odds and all the women who think they are capable but deprived of dreaming big because of social and physical constraints. Mental constraints are bigger than physical ones; we are the living witness. If we can encourage women to dream big and make an attempt to follow it, we will consider the mission accomplished at the least. Therefore we need to have the conviction to pursue the seven summit mission as a vindication to other women.

– 3 Sisters

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Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are composed of each of the continents’ highest mountain peaks. The highest Seven Summits are:

  • Mount Everest (8848m) in Asia.
  • Aconcagua (6962m) in South America.
  • Denali (6194m) in North America
  • Kilimanjaro (5892m) in Africa
  • Elbrus (5642m) in Europe
  • Vinson (4892m) in Antarctica
  • Puncak Jaya/Carstensz Pyramid (4884m) in Oceania
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Nima Jangmu Sherpa

3 Sisters Introduction

A native of Rolwaling, Nima Jangmu Sherpa was honoured by the Guinness World Record for her achievement in conquering three of the highest 8000 mountains, Everest, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga, within 25 days in the spring of 2018.

She was honoured as the fastest female to climb the three highest peaks in a short period. She also reached the top of Amadablam, a 6812 meters technical mountain. After completing the rock climbing and mountain rescue training conducted by Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association (NMIA), she started climbing. Besides her passion for mountaineering, she helps her mother in the village, working on a farm, collecting grass from the steep terrain of the valley and herding yaks, cows and sheep. During peak trekking season, from age 13, she also worked as a porter to financially support her family, carrying more than 30 kilograms of the client’s luggage across the strenuous “Tashi Lapcha pass” that connects Rolwaling Valley with the Everest region at an altitude of 5755 meters. As farm work is a priority in Nepal’s remote villages, she never got an opportunity to attend school. She is everything the world can embody as a countryside girl but continues to inspire other women to dream big.

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Tshering Namgya Sherpa

The Sister of Nima Jangmu grew up in Rolwaling and moved to Kathmandu at 12 for education, supported by his brother Mingma Gyalje Sherpa.

Nowadays, she is attending college doing her Bachelor’s degree in business studies. She undertook the climbing training rock climbing and mountain rescue training as her sister. She trained in the Yalung and Lobuche peaks to prepare for the seven summits. And later, in 2021, she reached the top of Mount Everest with her two sisters.

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Dawa Futi Sherpa

Dawa is the youngest of the three sisters, who got an opportunity to attend school in Kathmandu. She is also studying in college, doing her Bachelor’s degree in business studies with her older sister Tshering.

As her sister, she undertook mountaineering courses such as rock climbing and mountain rescue training. During her vacation, she guides international clients to remote trekking areas in Nepal. In November 2019, she climbed Amadablam with her two sisters to prepare for the seven summits. In 2021 she made a successful ascent of Mount Everest with her two sisters as a debut of the seven summits. In Kathmandu, she works as an Operations Manager at Imagine Nepal Trek and Expedition, a company of her brother Mingma G.

“We announced on Women’s Day to empower and motivate women all over the planet. We are also raising funds to elevate the quality and standard of the school in Rolwaling Valley, our native land in the northcentral region of Nepal. This effort will promote beautiful Rolwaling Valley to the list of places to visit as a trekking destination. To raise awareness, we will also take the initiative to lead Camp-IV cleaning campaigns on Everest this spring.”

– 3 Sisters

3 Sister 7 Summits


  • From the seven summits list, three sisters on a mission to conquer all the highest peaks on seven continents had completed 3 of the highest mountain. Followed by Everest in 2021, 3 sisters successfully made their ascent to Mt Elbrus on 13 November 2022 at around 3:15 local time and Mt Kilimanjaro on 31 December 2022 at 8 am local time. All three expeditions were organised and sponsored by Imagine Nepal Trek and Expeditions with the clothing partner “Himali.”
  • Next, they plan to summit Aconcagua, 6962 meters mountain in Argentina, South America.”