Sherpa Gathering


Khumbu is the homeland of the Sherpa people. Sherpas are the main ethnic group and constitute 90% of the resident population of Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ). The meaning of Sherpa derived from the Tibetan Sharpa, which means people from the east’ (shar-east and pa-people) to indicate their origin from eastern Tibet called Salmo Gang. The Sherpa people (Sherpa meaning Easterner) of the Sagarmatha National Park have migrated from an eastern province of Tibet.

The Sherpas appear to have left their original homeland and crossed the Nangpa-la pass (5,716 m) into Nepal to escape political pressures. In the late 1400s or early 1500s, these people occupied an uninhabited remote and inaccessible mountain region, which is their present homeland. Today 5,000 Sherpas living here are believed to be the descendants of two original clan settlers. The Sherpa people follow the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, an outgrowth of the Mayana tradition.

Sherpa people conduct various religious ceremonies to appease deities and to ensure prosperity and security reasons. There are two different festivals that Sherpas attend, such as Losar (new year), Yarchang, Phangni as Social Festivals, and Manirimdu (ritual dance festival performed at Tengboche in winter and Thame in summer. The other religious festivals include Dumji (Lama Sangwa Dorje’s memorial festival and Nyingne (fasting and meditation).

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August 15, 2019 AT 2:18 am

Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa is one half of a Nepali duo that was voted “People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year 2012”. In April 2011, Lakpa Tsheri and Sano Babu Sunuwar made the ‘Ultimate Descent’: a three-month journey in which they climbed Everest, then paraglided down the mountain and proceeded to kayak through Nepal and India until they reached the Indian Ocean.

This blog reminds my 21 Days Trek in the Heart of Khumbu with sherpa People. Can’t wait to experience more about the Sherpa Culture with my sherpa guide and supporters. Surely Nepal 2021.

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