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Vinayak Jaya Malla

Vinayak Jaya

Mountain Guide- Kathmandu, Nepal






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Certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA/UIAGM), I have had an intimate relationship with the Himalayas since growing up in a farming family in the foothills of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountain ranges of mid-western Nepal.

Beginning as a porter, self-motivation and personal initiative led me to become a trekking guide before pursuing my IFMGA certification. I have since become a Mountain Leader Instructor, Examiner and am trained in Helicopter Long Line Rescue.

Excelling as a high altitude freelance guide with strength as a technical climber, I have led successful expeditions on Everest (8 848 m), Lhotse (8 516 m), Manaslu (8 156 m), Ama Dablam (6 812 m) and an abundance of other Himalayan peaks.

Beyond the borders of Nepal, I have experience climbing in the European Alps as well as India where I am a member and volunteer instructor with the International Federation for Climbing and Mountaineering.

More than a decade of mountaineering experience has allowed me to hone my skills of leadership, teamwork, communication and managing adversity on the mountain. Safety is my utmost priority, as such, given itineraries reflect optimal conditions and health.

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Nepali, Hindi, and English




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