Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Lakpa Rita Sherpa

International Mountain Guide & Sirdar
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Pili Hunters is stoked and honored to have Lakpa Rita Sherpa as an ambassador. Lakpa grew up in the small village of Thame in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

To say Lakpa is an accomplished climber would be an understatement. He is the most respected Sirdar/Climbing Sherpa in the world and is also all around one of the nicest and most humble guys you'll ever meet. His accomplishments speak for themselves—17 summits of Mount Everest, the first Sherpa to climb the Seven Summits, and a record-holding 253 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest under his leadership. If you're undertaking a major expedition in the Himalayas or any other high altitude climb, this is the guy you want leading you.

His expertise in the mountains is incomparable and is also one of the only Sherpa to work full-time as an international mountain guide. 


  • Everest 17 summits over 23 expeditions
  • Cho-Oyu 21 summits
  • Shishapangma 1 summit
  • Pumori 1 summit
  • Elbrus 1 summit
  • Baruntse 2 summit
  • Aconcagua 62 summits
  • Vinson 13 summits
  • Kilimanjaro 3 summit
  • Denali 3 summits
  • Guide on K2 and Broad Peak, Annapurna South Face, Manaslu, Dhaulagri and Maklu.
  • Rainier 93+ summits.
  • First Sherpa to climb the seven summits.

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