Wasfia Nazreen is a trailblazing force of nature who has shattered countless barriers, scaling the highest peaks on every continent, earning her the esteemed titles of being the first Bengali and the only Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, alongside the treacherous K2, the world’s most unpredictable & deadly mountain. Born in Bangladesh, and abandoned by her mother at the age of 13, Wasfia’s early life was marked with tragedy. In her early twenties, she was blessed with the friendship of HH the 14th Dalai Lama, whose compassion and guidance altered the entire course of her life. She immersed herself in meditation, initiations, and practice under the direct guidance of HH Dalai Lama, HH Karmapa, Kyabje Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, and Kyabje Mingyur Rinpoche for two decades.
As an Expeditions Expert, Wasfia leads transformative journeys into nature, forging connections with self, humanity, and the Earth, catalyzing positive change for our planet. A passionate advocate, Wasfia has been a vocal proponent of human rights and environmental causes since her late teens. Her dedication transcends boundaries, making her a symbol of empowerment and change in South Asia. A writer, educator, pilot, and producer, she dons many hats, all anchored in the profound practices of meditation and self-realization. She’s a groundbreaking explorer and adventurer, having the distinct honor of being the only woman to hold the simultaneous titles of National Geographic Explorer and Adventurer. Currently, she’s working on her memoir and a film on her K2 conquest. For a glimpse into her extraordinary life, watch the award-winning short film ‘Wasfia’ on National Geographic and more at wasfianazreen.com.