Surmounting Life Challenges

The Story of a Nepalese Immigrant | Pem Dorjee Sherpa

Pem Dorjee Sherpa shares his incredible story of survival from his childhood in Nepal to summiting Everest twice and immigrating to the U.S. Surmounting life challenges far more difficult than summiting Everest, he drew upon his personal strengths, the power of the human mind, and positivity to create a better life for himself, his family and the people of Nepal. Pem Dorjee Sherpa, a native of Nepal over came extreme challenges to become an Everest guide and a businessman who immigrated to the US to raise his family. Born in the small, remote village of Chyangba, Solukhumbu, he has summited Mt. Everest twice, the second time with his then girlfriend Moni Mulepati. Learn more at 

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Mount Everest guide brings Himalayan flavor to Ann Arbor food scene

September 01, 2017

Everest Sherpa Restaurant now open in Ann Arbor (From left) Owner Pem Sherpa, Gelja Sherpa, Ngima Sherpa and Desh Chuadhary pose for a picture at Everest Sherpa Restaurant at 2803 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor. The restaurant specializes in Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisine.

Everest Sherpa Restaurant are greeted by a mannequin decked out in mountain-climbing gear.

October 01, 2017

The couple, who also co-own the Himalayan Bazaar downtown, took over the former Lotus Thai in Oak Valley Centre in mid-July and worked quickly to get it open by early September. Sherpa took on two Nepali-born chefs from popular Indian restaurant Cardamom to help him serve a combination of Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian staples--including quite a few crossover dishes among the three cuisines.

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We offer tours trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas and a combined service of trekking expeditions, which are peaks that require some mountaineering skills but are mostly a strenuous hike.  Our goal is to give you a personalized experience that allows you to interact with the locals and understand their culture first-hand.  With English and Nepali speaking guides who understand the nuances of American and Nepalese cultures, your vacation will be insightful and unforgettable.  Trips vary from one week to one month in length.  Spring and fall are the best seasons for trekking in the mountains.  Climbs and expeditions are often in the spring.  We can accommodate every traveler's schedule at any time of year.  Contact us and we will help you choose or create the itinerary that best suits you.  We also have scheduled trips planned every spring and fall.  We can also arrange private tours for you and family, co-workers, officemates, club members, to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, life's transitions, team building or whatever you have in mind.  If you are looking for a first-class adventure company with affordable prices, you’ve found it!

The Himalayan Bazaar  Shop in Kathmandu without leaving A2! We offer exotic, fair trade imports, gifts and gear from Nepal.  Visit our store for a little bit of the Himalayas in Ann Arbor - including Mt. Everest climbers! A Unique Shopping Experience  Our wide variety of treasures from the Himalayas will transport you to the old world markets of Kathmandu. Our quality, mostly hand-crafted imports have ancient meaning and spiritual value and are culturally and ecologically sensitive. 

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Everest Sherpa Restaurant
2803 Oak Valley Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

PH: 734-997-5490

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