Who is Nirmal Purja?

Nirmal Purja is a former Nepalese Gurkha and currently a mountaineer. He is the son of an Indian Army officer. He was born on the 25th of July 1983 in Myagdi, Nepal. He spent his childhood in the Chitwan district. He is globally recognized as a Nepalese mountaineer. He became famous since he kept himself the first to ascend K2 in the winter and the critical condition of K2. He became the center of global news as he achieved another feat in his name.

Quick Info
Full NameNirmal Purja
Date Of Birth25th of July 1983
Birth PlaceMyagdi, Nepal
Parent(s)Not Known
ProfessionFormer Nepalese Gurkha Army
RecordWorld record for being 1st to climb 14 highest peak.
SpouseSuchi Purja
Age38 Years
HeightNot Known
ChildrenNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Nationality and Physical Stats

Nirmal Purja is Nepali by nationality. The physical statistics of Nirmal are not available at the moment. The zodiac sign of Nirmal is Leo.

Nirmal Purja
Image Source: Nepali Times

Education and Early Life

Nirmal Purja graduated from the local school, and he joined the Brigade of Gurkhas in 2003. Later, he joined Special Boat Service in 2009. He was the first Gurkha to pass the selection of SBS.

He was once a member of elite special forces as a cold-weather warfare specialist. From that moment, he got the confidence to set his career in mountaineering.

He quit the military in 2018 and started focusing on mountaineering projects.


The first mountain he climbed was in 2012, Lobuche East, with no previous engineering experience. Later, he completed his first accent as an eight-thousander from the summit Dhaulagiri during the trip of 15 days only. Followed by Mt. Everest in 2016. 

He again climbed Mt. Everest with the occasion to 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Army. He was also appointed as a Member of Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his high-altitude mountaineering performance.

The first winter ascent of K2:

The team of Nirmal Purja went to K2 in January 2021, the 16th of January. His team members were Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Geljen Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, and Nirmal himself. They reached the top of K2 at local time 16:58. He was the only one with no supplemental oxygen to reach the top, and he is the first individual to do it.  

Nirmal Purja
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As a record, he has climbed 14 mountains of more than 8,000 meters high above sea level.

They are all sufficiently independent from the neighboring peaks. He also holds the record for climbing K2 without supplemental oxygen in January. January is the most uncomfortable and most unfavorable month for climbing the high mountains.

Awards and Achievements

Nirmal Purja, Nims is awarded as “Heroes of Nepal” for his name and his courage to climb all the 14 mountains keeping the world record for being the first one doing so. 

Personal Life

Nirmal Purja is a married man carrying on with an upbeat wedded life alongside his better half and family. Nirmal married Suchi Purja in 2006. Nirmal has not shared a lot of insights regarding his better half and wedded life. The Nirmal Purja couple is having a glad wedded life and apparently doesn’t have any children.

Nirmal Purja
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Net Worth

Nirmal Purja procured a considerable measure while working in the British Army. The normal compensation of a spear corporal working with Special Boat Service is more than $50,000. He served in the British Army for over fifteen years. Be that as it may, he surrendered just before his benefits, worth more than $500,000. 

Puja has a few worldwide perceived brands like Red Bull, Bremontwatches, Antmiddleton, Summitoxygen, and a couple of additional for his mountain campaigns. He should acquire in six-figures and carrying on with a rich life. He is the Brand Ambassador of the Bremont Project Impossible.

Social Media

Nirmal Purja is on Facebook with the name of NimsPurja. He is also on Instagram with the name of @nimsdai.


What is a project possible?

14/7 Project Possible is the attempt by Nirmal Purja, who climbed all the 14 mountains above 8000m within just the time of seven months. The previous record was with more than 7 years. 

Where does Nirmal Purja live?

Nirmal Purja currently lives in Hampshire, England. However, we can see him migrating to Nepal and England from time to time. 

What are the 14 highest peaks in the world?

The fourteen peaks that Nirmal Purja climbed and are the world’s highest peaks are Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum 1, Gasherbrum 2, K2, Broad Peak, Cho You, Manaslu, Shishapangma.