• A Journey into the Sherpa HeartLand

The sherpa are a tibetan race, who migrated from across the border, mostly to protect the religion in the high altitude valleys, in some stories considered Shangri La, a place where enlightenment was preserved. They live in the northern belt of nepal and have earned fame as the some of the best mountaineers in the world, their bodies adapted perfectly to the thin mountain air in high altitudes. This is the story about the sherpas, told by your companion on this trip, Jangbu Sherpa.

Since a very early age, he turned towards tourism for employment, starting all the way from a porter to a cook, to a guide. Today, he is one of the senior guides, training other guides, and has a wake of assistants and porters learning from him. He is also vice president of the trekking guides association of nepal. His story is often repeated in the sherpa world, many of whom are famous for their mountaineering feats on the world most famous mountain, but many many of them, like jangbu, go up the ladder, learning by doing, to attain in what they are renown in the world now, mountain tourism.

On this trip, you are lead by Jangbu, and you visit his house in kathmandu, and also his home in the mountains, in a tailor made trip to nepal, designed with your level of activity in mind, but with the central focus being the fabled sherpa people, whose fame is often a subject of many conversations worldwide.

We follow him into their heartland, into the foothills of the mighty everest range. This is his home, he comes from the mountains in the base of the everest. This is his story.

 

Location: the foothills of the mighty everest range
Best time to travel: October – May.
Recommended stay: 7 - 10 days.
Suitable for how many people: From two to eight people. 
Where you will stay: Guesthouse, homestay and teahouses.
Activities you can do: Trekking, cultural exchange.

This experience happens in the Everest Region - but not in the popular portion - but south, where most of the people who work in the trekking industry come from. This experience tries to showcase offbeat areas where most travellers do not go, but where their support personnel come from.

Their language is called Sherpa and remains an unwritten language. The greatest number of Sherpas live in Nepal and speak Nepali in addition to their own language.


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