Satish Man Pati
He began guiding at 24 and has been in the industry ever since. He operates Nireka Adventures, and takes clients from all over the world trekking through Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan as well as up many of Himalaya’s highest peaks.
Satish is passionate about showing trekkers the wonders of the spectacular Himalayas. He has built his life as a highly respected guide and mountaineer. His great experience and qualifications ensure he and the very caring staff of Nireka Adventures provide safe and comfortable, yet exhilarating journeys. Satish came from very humble beginnings – not of a mountaineering or Sherpa family or clan – and through hard work, a consistently positive attitude and a true passion for the mountains, he has built his life as a highly respected mountaineer and guide.
As a mountaineer, Satish has scaled many of Nepal’s highest peaks (Everest 2016), and is an instructor of young Nepali mountaineers, guides and assistants.
Satish is deeply committed to humanitarian work, especially in the villages hardest hit by the very destructive 2015 earthquakes. He is active in organising ‘rebuild’ treks to villages and schools, health and dental clinics, relief funding and schools scholarships, often with the assistance of Rotary.
As well as Nepali, Satish speaks Japanese, English, Hindi/Urdu and Newari fluently.
Satish has summited Mount Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Lobuche Peak (6145m), Ama Dablam (6858m), Mera Peak (6476m), Island Peak (6160m), Nireka Peak (6159m), Tent Peak (5663m), Yala Peak (5520m), Pachermo (6273m) and many more.
Satish has also climbed Mount Denali (6190m) in Alaska where he participated in a National Park Exchange program, doing ranger patrols on Denali, in the Grand Tetons, and in Yosemite USA, supported by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.
Milan Rai and Janga Bhadur Rai
Pasang Bhote and Mantare Tamang
Singe Tamang, Master and Jung Bahadur Rai
Yam Rai serving hot soup at high altitude