The Nepalese mountaineer was born in Khumjung, Nepal, in 1984. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is 38 years old and of Nepalese nationality as of 2022. She is of South Asian descent. Pasang, her first name, is derived from the Nepali word for Friday, the day she was born. She was later named after the earlier Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit Everest. After marrying her husband, Tora Akita, she took the surname Akita. Her anonymous father and mother raised her in Lukla. Because her father died when she was young, she and her mother were orphaned when her mother died. She later finished her schooling in Kathmandu and began working as a mountaineer.
She enrolled in Conrad Anker's Khumbu Climbing Center after working as a mountaineer for four years. She then earned a diploma in mountaineering from the École Nationale du Ski et de l'Alpinisme in Chamonix, France. She was the first woman to climb Nangpai Gosum II in 2006, and later that year, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa of Akita climbed Mount Everest. There were no professional female mountain guides in Nepal at the time, so she broke the gender barrier to become the first.
In 2014, she climbed K2 as part of a three-woman team. It was the first Nepalese women's team to summit the mountain. She was on the team with climbers like Maya Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, who were even part of a larger expedition with other Sherpas and climbers. The climb took place on the 60th anniversary of K2's first ascent, with the goal of raising awareness about climate change.
Akita has other climbed other high mountains like Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Imja Tse, Aconcagua, and Yala Peak. She even served as an instructor for mountaineering expeditions in Argentina, France, Pakistan, and the USA. Even Pasang’s biopic has been featured in Cira Crowell’s movie, Dream Mountain which was released in 2021. It even won the “Best Mountainfilm” award at the London Mountainfilm Festival.
The accomplished climber has an estimated net worth that ranges between 1 to 5 million USD. However, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita seems to be making good fame and name as a climber.
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a married woman, according to her personal life. Tora Akita is her husband's name. He is a Japanese-born Nepali physical therapist. They married in 2010 after meeting while she was recovering from a climbing hip injury.
There is no info revealing about her height, weight, and other body dimensions. Moreover, she has a pair of black eyes and hair of the same color.
She is very active on social media on Instagram with 6.6k followers.