Regardless of the emotional, physical, and mental challenges faced during this year’s Everest expedition, under the management of EOA (Expedition Operator Association of Nepal), Imagine Nepal’s route-fixing team of Sherpa has successfully concluded the third phase of Everest rope fixing. The group, led by IFMGA guide Dawa Gyalje Sherpa and under the coordination of Mingma G, has completed the challenging task of fixing ropes to the summit of Mount Everest.

The team’s hard work and dedication were rewarded on 13th May 2023, at 01:52 pm NPT, when they reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain. It was a proud moment for the team and a testament to their skills and expertise.

The fixing team comprised highly experienced Sherpas, including (right to left in picture):

  1. 1. Dawa Gyalje Sherpa (Team Leader) from Rolwaling
  2. 2. Nima Nuru Sherpa from Thame
  3. 3. Lakpa Sona Sherpa from Thame
  4. 4. Dipen Gurung from Sankhuwasabha
  5. 5. Pasang Ngima Sherpa from Phortse
  6. 6. Lhakpa Tenjing Sherpa from Thame
  7. 7. Phur Galjen Sherpa from Thame
  8. 8. Dawa Jangbu Sherpa from Thame
  9. 9. Suman Gurung (Photographer) from Gorkha, and


The successful conclusion of the rope fixing is a significant milestone for Imagine Nepal and the climbers waiting to climb Mount Everest safely to reach the summit.

We are so grateful to the fixing team for their hard work and dedication, and we send our best wishes for a safe return.

At Imagine Nepal, we strongly believe in keeping the mountains clean. Every small effort we make can significantly impact the mountain environment. In the picture are the old ropes and oxygen cylinders collected by our fixing team during the first and second phases of the rope fixing. Our team will continue to collect more rubbish from south Cole and above upon returning from the summit.