Shailee Basnet

Mountaineer turned Comedian

UPDATE: Event postponed until the world feels better. Stay strong, folks!

Shailee is hitting New York with her new comedy special ‘Mt Everest Diaries’ this March!

Clear your calendar for Wednesday, 25th March, 2020, 6:30 PM!

It’s a fundraiser to support female survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal.

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Shailee scaled Mt Everest in the year 2008. She then led the ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, which became the first female group in the world to scaled highest peak in each continent. Amidst heavy duty climbing, Shailee found stand-up comedy as her stress-buster which has now become her side-hustle. Shailee currently trains young female survivors of sex trafficking helping them become licensed Himalayan Trekking Guides.

In her new special ‘Mt Everest Diaries’, she will deliver her funny takes on climbing Everest. Proceeds from the show will go towards the Survivor Training Program.

Her journey has been covered by The BBC, ESPN, Associated Press, New York Daily News among others.

From an audience in the White House to one of the highest civilian medal decoration from the President of Nepal, Shailee has received global accolades for her mountaineering journey. And now she is here to make you laugh all the way to the Top of the World! Get Your Tickets Now!!

Trafficking Survivor Training

Imagine a young rural woman, formally tricked into sex trafficking becoming a kick-ass mountain guide.

Shailee and her team Sevensummitswomen have been doing just that. And now we want to make it bigger and better this year. Help us get there.

Make a donation to support Female Guide Training for Trafficking Survivors. Please support, share, spread the word and spread love. Empower Her!

Shailee's Climbs

Shailee started her journey from the ascent of Mt Everest in May 2008. She has since been the Coordinator of ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, first women team in the world to climb the 7 summits.

Motivational Speaker

From remote schools, corporate houses to International conventions, Shailee, a sought after speaker, takes audiences on a virtual journey of the mountains sharing life lessons on motivation, leadership, team work and more.

Leadership & Spiritual Trek

Shailee leads special leadership treks and spiritual trips in the blissful Himalayan region. Join her in special programs that traverses nature’s wonders, absorbs important life lessons and weaves ancient spiritual teachings.

Stand-Up Comedy

Shailee loves to make you laugh.  She is a bilingual comic who performs Stand-Up comedy in Nepal and the USA. Her routine delves into feminism, current politics and the contrasts of ‘first world’ and ‘third world’.

Education & Empowerment

Shailee and her team’s non-profit GIA has been supporting 8 schools in Nepal following the 2015 Earthquake. GIA also provides special training to young survivors of women trafficking with a goal to provide them holistic empowerment.


Shailee started her career as a journalist writing about youth and social issues. She is still very much in love with the craft of writing. She is launching her blog in May 2017. Meanwhile, click to read some of her write-ups.

Seven Summits Women Team

Shailee is the coordinator of ‘Seven Summits Women Team’, world’s first female team to climb the highest mountain in each continent.

Motivational Speaking

Shailee is passionate in sharing hard earned life lessons while taking the audience in a virtual journey of the world mountains. She is a lively speaker who injects inspiration across schools, leadership training, corporate seminars, international conventions and more. Her speeches on leadership lessons, motivation, teamwork and women power have received standing ovations from Nepal to New York. More.