Seven Summits Women Team is a team of Nepali female who came together to scale Mt Everest in the year 2008. Despite various socio-economic challenges each member successfully reached the highest peak of the world. Following the epic success, members embarked on a journey towards climbing the tallest mountain in each continent. In 2014, the team became the first female group in the world to scale the 7 Summits.

Throughout the climbing mission, the team has been dedicated to the causes of Education, Empowerment & Environment. For over a decade now, Seven Summits Women Team have been working to improve the lives of remote school students, empower women and girls and champion the cause of clean mountain environment. In this journey, the team has received global accolades from medal decoration from the President of Nepal to an audience in the White House.


We rebuild and support remote schools destroyed in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.


The team trains young female survivors of sex trafficking, other abuses, at-risk and marginalized girls to help them build professional careers.


Our work includes cleaning mountains, climate change awareness, relief work in natural disasters. More on this coming soon.

Female Leadership Academy

Imagine a young rural woman, formerly tricked into sex trafficking becoming a kick-ass mountain guide.

We at Sevensummitswomen have been doing just that. And now we have gone bigger and better!

‘Female Leadership Academy’ was launched in 2022 where we train over 300 young women at six different centers in Sindhupalchok and Kathmandu districts. The vision is to provide the necessary training, mentorship, and skills to help young women build sustainable livelihoods, dignified careers, and empowered lives!

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Department of State, USA

Following the climb in Alaska in 2014, the Seven Summits Women Team had an audience in the White House in Washington DC. The team met with the US Secretary of State John Kerry who remarked that the world needs more example like this.

President's Award from Lions Clubs

President of the Lions Clubs International Barry Palmer awarded with the members of the team with the prestigious President’s Award ┬áThe team also addressed an audience of over 16000 Lions members on the opening day of the Lions International Convention held in Toronto, 2014.

Honors from Rt Hon President

In 2010, Rt Hon President of Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav handed the national flag to the team at the beginning of the Seven Summits Journey. In 2016, Rt Hon President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari decorated the team members with one of the highest civilian decorations Jana Sewa Shree medal.

Global Media Coverage

ESPN covers the team’s journey from the Seven Summits to Earthquake recovery work. Alyssa Roegnik writes:

‘For the next several days, the women gathered at a makeshift headquarters in Kathmandu, bringing with them the focus and determination that had carried them to the tops of mountains. They tapped into a network in the climbing and outdoor communities to organize volunteers, collect supplies and kick-start fundraising efforts to bring rice, tarps and medical personnel ….’

The BBC- Team Coordinator Shailee Basnet in conversation at The Outlook.

The Nepalese Women Conquering the World’s Highest Peaks

A Nepalese climbing team has become the first female team to conquer the highest mountains on all seven continents. Team leader Shailee Basnet talks about the physical and emotional challenges.

Documentary Videos

Click to watch documentary movies produced by the United Nations World Food Program featuring the ascent of Mt Everest (Unity in Diversity) & Mt Kilimanjaro (Holding Up the Sky)