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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mt. Everest Summit News - Welcome and Congratulation banners for the group

Everest BC trek and Island peak group -spring 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


CME group decorated nicely on foot print of 40000½ ft. bar. Trip is lead by Sheryl Olson & Larry Moore.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Himalayan Cataract Project team Summits Cholatse!

I was lucky to work with "Light of the Himalaya" with Peter Athans, Conrad Anker, Kristoffer Erickson, Michael Brown, Dr. Jeff Tabin & Dr. Sanduk Ruit. Also they climbed Mt. Cholatse after the cataract /TheHimalayanCataractProjectteamSummitsCholatseMay122005.shtml

First summit attempt aborted at 20,000 feet

"On May 9th, Pete Athans, Geoff Tabin, Conrad Anker, Kristoffer Erickson and Michael Brown made an impressive 21 hour round-trip push up the southwest ridge reaching over 20,000 feet. Back at Base Camp we awoke this morning to see Conrad and Kris making a second attempt on Cholatse along with Kevin Thaw, John Griber and Abby Watkins.”

Jiban.................I am sorry that we did not get to meet at the OR show. Maybe eventually we will get to meet each other. Until then, if we sponsor another expedition to your country we will definitely call you for help. We very much appreciate the work you did for Mark Newcomb's Marmot expedition to Shishapangma.

I hope to meet you soon,

Tom Fritz
VP Marketing
Marmot Mountain LLC

It was my great pleasure to work with Sherpa Shangri-La Treks & Expeditions to make happen all the logistics for our "The Line" Shishapangma Expedition.

Mark Newcomb
Jackson, WY

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Exploradus Everest Expedition -2007

Jim William teaching climbing course in Khumbu Climbing School winter 2009

Peter Athans-Jim Williams- Luanne- Amy Bullard & Jiban Ghimire in KCS program w09

Robie with his son's and friend. Jiban is showing Kongde from Mongla hill

Round Annapurna Trek

Jiban, you were so at ease with us, making us feel like it was all under control. When we come to a country for the first time, not knowing what to expect, it's nice to know you will be there to pick us up, get us transportation, set up good accomodations. You have good connections and people respect you wherever we went.

We want you to take care of those that Guide and porter for you so they may learn from you how to be a leader. The Annapurna Trek is a personal achievement of satisfaction for those who complete it. We are very fulfilled and glad it was a part of our life experience. It is also a trek for us to respect the Nepalese people for the conditions they live in, working hard to accomodate the foreigners. Nepal is a beautiful country! The Annapurnas are majestic and magical. We will cherish these memories forever! Thank you Jiban! And thank you to my brother Chris for sharing his love of the Himalayan mountains and culture to inspire us to go on this trek.

Terrie & Mark Meadows
Salt Lake City

P.S. Jiban, I continue to play tennis and will be better the next time we play!! Thank you for your time to play and steam with us.

Very Sad News about Our Friend,,2-7-1442_2470461,00.html

Nelspruit - "We were desperately trying to free her. But then she just stopped struggling." This is how an emotional Eric Dixon on Sunday described the tragic accident in which his friend and rowing partner drowned near Nelspruit on Valentine's Day.

Laetitia Scheepers, 30, a physiotherapist from Nelspruit and a member of the Lowveld rowing club, drowned on Saturday after her canoe became trapped under a tree trunk. "We desperately tried to free her, but it was too late," Dixon said on Sunday.

She been in Nepal did Everest base camp trek and start plan to climb 8000m mountains from year 2010.

Wildnerness Medicine - CME GROUP - S09

Thanks for the doing an excellent job.
Thank you so much for all of your help!

Gene Allred
Kyle Allred
Team leader
Sheryl Olson/Larry Moore
Marine and Travel Medicine

Namaste Jiban Dai!
I heard only very briefly from Liz & Jeff but she told me it was really really beautiful and that they had a very good time. Thanks for taking care them well.

Susanna Pearce, NYC

jiban how are you?? great to hear from you !!
sorry i couldn't congratulate for Everest, great job as usual !!
looking forward to see you and meet with mustafa ( what an nice
coincidence isnt it ??) take good care and thanks for your e mail !!
Firat Eren
Toronto, Canada

Namaste Jiban! It was great to see you and hit a few balls. I very much look forward to playing tennis again when I return to Nepal in a few months. I will e-mail again before I come.

With joyous wishes until I see you again,

Dr. Geoff Tabin
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear Jiban & Durga,

What a great honor and pleasure to have you present for Dave and Kristine's wedding. You surely made it more wonderful with your presence. And you looked perfectly well rested after your whirlwind tour of the United States.

Harriett Morton
Seattle, WA

Langtang Valley and Yala Peak - Ganja La and Naya Khang - Gosainkunda - Chitwan National Park - Annapurna Circuit Fall 2008

Life has been very busy in the 6 weeks we have been back – and I suddenly realised I had not sent you a formal not of thanks for a really wonderful trip. It was a pretty ambitious program – and went without a hitch.

Feel free to use the following either on your web site or as an email to anyone asking for a reference.

In October 2008 our group of 19 walkers and runners arrived in Nepal with a pretty ambitious program. While a core goal was to run the Annapurna Circuit in seven days, we also wanted to experience a couple of trekking peaks and introduce the group to both camping and tea-house trekking. The result was a very crowded program with no spare days. Jiban organised all the activities in Nepal and the trip ran incredibly smoothly. As a result everyone achieved their goals (an almost un-heard of record for this type of trip).

We are already planning our next trips to Nepal and will certainly be working with Jiban. I would be pleased to provide a direct reference to anyone considering a trip with Jiban. Contact me via our web site at

For the record our trip included:

Langtang Valley and Yala Peak
Ganja La and Naya Khang
Chitwan National Park [Wildlife Excursion]
Annapurna Circuit
(Besi Sahr to Birethanti via Thorung La and Ghorepani) in 7 days.

Les formally-thanks for a great time and we look forward to returning.

Ross Bidmead
Namaste Jiban,

Thank you so much for your email. It was a pleasure to meet you as well, and experience the friendliness of your people and the beautiful scenery of Nepal. We are very grateful to you for your excellent organising and the wonderful guides and porters your company hired. You all helped to make our trip memorable and safe. I personally am especially grateful to Karki and Bikash. I could not have done the trek without their incredible support, but all the other guides and porters were fantastic too- Nime, Robbie, Santa, Depak (the wonderful cook!) and so on. I know Russell and Andrew were extemely impressed with Tshering and I felt happier knowing that they had such an experienced guide for the mountain climbs. I will not hesitate to recommend your company to people who are travelling to Nepal.

We have taken many great photos. Russell is away for work in New Zealand at the moment, but when he returns we will send you a selection that we think you would like. Once again, thank you. I hope we will keep in touch and let us know if you ever plan to visit Australia or New Zealand.

Kind regards

Jomsom Muktinath - Ghorepani & Annapurna Base Camp Trek - F08

Hi Jiban,

It was a great trek you organized for us. Everything worked better than a swiss clock. It's a miracle for us that we got on the Bankok flight. You are amazing! Please let me know how much I owe for the Business upgrade and how do you want me to pay for it. If I can use a credit card it will be good. It'll be a few weeks before we organize the 2000 pictures we took. And longer for the video. But you will get a copy. Now I have to convince my daughter to come to visit. She will.


Rafi and Zafi
Sunnyville, CA

Mt. Everest Base Camp & Kalapather Trek - S09

Namaste Jiban,

We have quite an adventure coming home from Nepal. The stopover in Delhi was a little hectic. But we made it through and got home OK. I've been on an eating binge since I got back. I think I've gained all the weight back that I lost, maybe even a little more. Thanks for the excellent service. I will tell others who's interested about your firm.

Jen Wong

Friday, May 15, 2009

Successful Trek to Everest Base Camp - Spring 2009

Namaste Jiban,

I just wanted to reach out and thank each of you for your help and support in making my Nepal/Everest Base Camp trip a reality and a huge success. I don't think it would have happened without the assistance and guidance that I received from the TNF team and Pete. Definitely met my expectations and more! Also I can't say enough about Jiban and his team, who took incredibly good care of us during our stay and trek. Needless to say, all of my TNF gear performed great, but wanted to call out the Windstopper jacket, which was a recommendation of Neil's. I wore this piece everyday, as an add on layer in the evening at lower altitudes and as a base layer at the higher ones. Can't say enough about it's utility and versatility - I would recommend it as a must have for any hiker or trekker.

Thanks again to all of you for your part in making a long time dream of mine come true.

All the best,

Sam Tucker

VF Jeanswear Americas
Voice (336) 332-5318

Trekking and climbing trip operator in Nepal

Well, where to begin ….

The short answer is that you should retain Jiban. There may be other outfitters who are as good (I don't know who they are), but there could be none better. Not only will Jiban and his local staff take a very personal interest in your trip, but you will leave with friends. In fact, my wife and I often correspond by email with Jiban's children.

If my mother wanted to visit Nepal, I would just have her let Jiban know what she was interested in and when she would arrive. That's it. He will take care of the rest - and the price will be more than reasonable. I took six people to Nepal several years ago and when it came time to settle up, I argued -- that we should pay more!

Jiban also "gives back" to the local community. He is very involved with Educate the Children of Alpine Ascents Foundation - Sherpa Education Fund ( It speaks quite well of Jiban that he is not only concerned about those who are less fortunate, but that he is doing something about it at his own expense.

I have recommended Jiban and his staff to many people and have never gotten anything but positive feedback. He has arranged major climbing expeditions that I have participated in, treks that I have taken, and cultural touring around the Kathmandu Valley that should not be missed. In each case, he was personally involved. I really can't think of anything that went wrong. Obviously, Jiban can't control all the variables, but my experience is that he does a great job - even with the weather!

I terms of suggestions, I can recommend the trek to Mustang. This is part of the world that will soon vanish due to the Chinese - this makes the difficulty of the trek that much more rewarding. In spite of the daily exercise, though, my friends and I gained weight. Jiban's cooks are excellent! Also, be sure and leave several days for seeing the ancient kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley. I did not do this until my fourth trip to Nepal - poor planning on my part!

If you do the Mustang trek, I will be happy to forward my trip notes. Also, please feel free to write me about specific questions.


Andy Heiskell -

Mustang caves excite archaeologists - - Nepal's No.1 ...

6 May 2007
... Jiban Ghimire of Sherpa-Shangri-La Trekking Agency informed that National Geographic and the Discovery Channels have shown keen interest to ...

“This is going to be a big disaster for this country,” said Jiban Ghimire, owner of Sherpa Shangri-La Treks and Expeditions. ...

Climbing, News |

By Jiban Ghimire. Members of a French expedition and their Nepali support staff are feared dead on Kanguru. Found in: ...

1 May 2002 ... Further details will be posted as they are verified. — Jiban Ghimire, Correspondent. email a friend ...