Dawa Steven Sherpa (34) is a tourism entrepreneur, an environmental activist and public speaker. Dawa has climbed Mt. Everest twice, as well as three other 8000m peaks and trekked the entire length of the Nepal Himalaya along the Great Himalaya Trail. Dawa also has the unique accolade of setting up the world's highest Bakery at Everest Base Camp (5330m/ 17,500ft). Under Dawa Steven‟s leadership, more than 150 climbers from 18 different nations have summited Mt. Everest. On these expeditions, he pioneered environmental practices to make Himalayan expeditions cleaner. His greatest achievement in this effort is the cleaning of over 18,500 Kgs of garbage from the slopes of Mt. Everest since 2008.
Dawa's environmental and conservation work has been recognized and awarded by IUCN, WWF and International Olympic Committee, amongst others. He is a climate change ambassador for WWF and patron of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Nepal.
Dawa Steven runs Asian Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Nepal‟s biggest trekking and mountaineering company. Established by his father, Ang Tshering Sherpa in 1982, Asian Trekking has conducted over 863 mountaineering expedition in Nepal and Tibet, including 273 to Mt. Everest alone.