The Sherpa People of Nepal
The term "Sherpa" refers both to an ethnic group and a job description as porter, climber or trek leader. It translates literally as easterner, referring to their origins in Eastern Tibet. The migrations of this Tibetan culture to the Kingdom of Nepal began sometime in the early 1400's.

Often inseparable from their association with world-class mountaineering, the Sherpas of Nepal inhabit much of the Solu-Khumbu or Khumbu region of the Himalayas (Click here to see the map). While their reputation as climbers is nothing short of historic, local Buddhist, animist and cultural traditions have equally nurtured an unusually close relationship with westerners and western thought.  more on...(mountain zone.com)

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