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Mountain Sherpa Admin
Sep 04, 2018

Why Sherpa are helpful in climbing expeditions?

Without doubt, Sherpa guides from Nepal are one of world best Guides for climbing. Without Sherpa guide, climbing the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, would not be possible. They secure the way for the expeditions, build bridges over crevasses and tow the equipment into the base camp and the high camps. They risk their lives, not for the summit kick, but to feed their families.

No one stood more often on the top of the world than Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa. Mr. Sherpa successfully climbed world highest peak total of 22 times since 1994. A 48-year-old incredible Sherpa guide (climber) stood atop the world’s top peak for the 22nd time becoming the only climber in the planet to hold the record for maximum summits on Mount Everest. Another veteran Sherpa guide and Climber Mr. Appa Sherpa climbed Mount Everest 21 times in May 2011. A 58-year-old Sherpa started his career since his early age. He began to wear equipment and to support mountaineers and trekkers - because these services were and are well paid. A good climbing Sherpa guide receives about $ 3,000-$5000 in one summit.

Why Sherpa guides are honest and Responsible?

Today Sherpa guides are one of the highly respected and best guides in the world. Their services as route maker and human pack-eagles are so well known that the word "sherpa" is associated with "carrier" in many. But that's wrong: "Sherpa" refers to a Himalayan ethnic group that migrated from Tibet around 1500 in the central and southern Himalayas. Today, about 200,000 people live in the Khumbu Everest region. And their body is perfectly adapted to the altitude. Researchers are still puzzling over the exact cause - but the effects are clearly visible.

Even trained mountaineers have to get used to the thin air in high altitude camps and then regularly reach their limits in the peaks of the Himalayas. The luggage steals the power, the breathing is difficult, and every step is agony. But even in regions far beyond 5,000 meters, Sherpa guides shoulder heaviest backpacks over mountain passes and crevasses with apparent ease - their body is used to lack of oxygen and has adjusted to it. That makes them perfect climbers and guides in Himalaya.

And this attitude has serious consequences: traffic jams on the slopes, serious accidents or even death. But even in the worst case scenario, the Sherpa guides does not leave his group alone, as Walter reports: "When a mountaineer collapses, the Sherpa mountain guide stays with him and accompanies him - if necessary, to the bitter end." And this last service can also cost the sherpa his own life. Today each Year, more than 20,000 tourist visit Everest Regions, where most Sherpa guides live and work.

Much danger, little fame

Sherpa guides job is one of the toughest jobs in the world especially for big Expeditions like Everest. However, only a few can assume fame for their achievements. But there are exceptions like the already mentioned Appa Sherpa or first climber Tenzing Norgay. They were able to use their income to move abroad to provide a better future for their children and, in the case of Norgay, were even honored by the Queen of England.

Most of the Mount Everest Sherpa’s continue quietly doing their jobs, carrying backpacks and risking their own lives - for the dream of foreigners on the roof of the world. As a 100% Expert local Sherpa Company, We Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions employee the best local Sherpa guides.

Our Popular Treks and climbing trips that guided by Expert Sherpa Guides

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1. Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Nights and 19 Days ( Guided by Expert Local Sherpa)

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