The Lhakpa Gelu Foundation
PO Box 13844
Mill Creek, WA 98082


With this Foundation, I aspire to improve the education and health of those in need in the rural village of Kharikhola, Nepal. This is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Lhakpa Gelu Foundation's Mission is to take an immense step in making the lives of these indigenous people more successful so they can accomplish their lifelong dreams for the future.


The people in this region are mostly Sherpas, who are highly regarded for their expertise in the mountains. They encounter many hardships every day, living in the mountainous terrain with drastically low income. They will do anything to provide for their family. They risk their lives, guiding climbers up and down the dangerous mountains and unfortunately, many depart this life doing so. People in this area suffer daily trying to meet their needs and make living possible. Some are so dreadfully deprived that they live in shacks, barefoot with hardly any clothing, even during the glacial seasons.



I, myself, would know, having faced some of the same difficulties in the past.

Thank you for your help.

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

About Lhakpa Gelu 
Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa is best known for holding a world speed record on Mount Everest, climbing from base camp to the summit in just 10 hours, 56 minutes, 46 seconds, on May 26, 2003. But his achievements in mountaineering, particularly on Everest, do not end there. He has reached the summit of Everest fourteen times and has scaled many other high peaks in the Himalaya and abroad.

While proud of his accomplishments as a mountaineer, Lhakpa Gelu's passion is in improving education for the people of Nepal.

Read More About Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa at lhakpagelu.com


The Lhakpa Gelu Foundation
PO Box 13844
Mill Creek, WA 98082


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