16-year Sonam successfully summit Mt Everest with father

Mountaineer Sonam Sherpa (right) with his Father. Photo Courtesy: Mira Acharya, director of Department of Tourism

Kathmandu (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): Sonam Sherpa, 16, of Maiwakhola Rural Municipality-4 of Taplejung has successfully climbed Mt. Everest with his father.

Sonam and his father Purna Kumar (PK) Sherpa successfully climbed the mountain at 8:50 am on Sunday, said Ishwori Poudel, manager of Himalayan Guides Nepal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Both the Himalayan guides had gone for trekking from Nepal Trek and Expedition. Sonam had reached the Everest base camp a month ago for necessary preparations while PK had taken the permit in April. Poudel said that the father and son, who had been in the base camp for a few days due to bad weather, had succeeded in climbing today.

The Department of Tourism has also informed that they have climbed. “We have received information from the base camp and above that both PK Sherpa and his son have climbed,” said Mira Acharya, director of the mountaineering department.

According to Acharya, the department will investigate the expedition report and if the ascent is confirmed, it will be given official approval.

According to Acharya, so far more than 130 climbers have successfully climbed Mt. Everest.