Sherpas are the people who live in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Mainly Sherpa people live in the high Himalayas such as Everest region (Khumbu region). And Sherpa people are always on top for mountaineering and climbing giant mountains. The journey of climbing giant mountains started from 1953 when Tenzin Norgey Sherpa climbed the highest peak on earth Mount Everest.
During the course of more than six decades, more than hundred Sherpa climbed giant 8000 meter peaks including Mount Everest. Snow leopard Ang Rita Sherpa, 21st times Everest Summiteer Appa Sherpa, Kami Rita Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, fastest person to climb Mount Everest Pemba Dorje Sherpa etc. are the few mountaineer legends from Sherpa community. Till today, more than 5000 people Mount Everest and majority of the trips to giant mountains are lead by Sherpa climbers/guide. Hence, believe it or not, Sherpas were and are always leader in the Himalayas.
Leading an expedition in the extreme climate and danger zone is not easy; you’ll need experience, skill and passion to lead towards thin air. Climbing high mountains has always risk, need technical skills; need to acclimatize high altitude and lots of stamina. But nowadays, due to high risk in the mountain, young Sherpa do not want to climb those high mountains. They look for easy and safe profession rather than climbing. But fact is only Sherpa can do these things better than others. So in order to training, motivate and follow our forefather’s step, Sherpa Shepherds is running several activities by which young sherpa will adopt climbing profession.