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It was in the Raj-era, during the mapping of the Himalayan regions that the British discovered a little known peak located in the Nepal region. There was much excitement when the mist-shrouded, highly elusive mountain, eventually revealed its face as the world’s highest peak. Mt. Everest, so named after Surveyor-General Sir George Everest, is revered by the Nepali as Sagarmatha and the Tibetans as Chomolungma. The first explorations for a route to climb the peak involved keen British mountaineers of the day and the local Sherpas, who worked as porters for these expeditions. Since New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s summiting of Mt Everest in 1953 the race to climb one of the most dangerous peaks in the world has never stopped!
Tenzing Norgay’s antecedents can be found in the ethnic community— the Sherpas, who migrated from Eastern Tibet, across the Himalayan passes into the Solu-Khumbu Valley in search of better prospects. Nepal and Tibet were at the time still part of one country. Namche Bazaar is as an important gateway to the Sherpa settlements spread out in the Solu-Khumbu Valley where they made a new life with high altitude farming, weaving and rearing stock animals. This tour allows you an interface with the Sherpas who have achieved, what many can only dream about, climbing the ultimate Mount Everest.
Learn all about true grit in the face of the greatest dangers, challenges, disappointments and triumphs from those who have felt the breath of Everest on their face. Here is an opportunity for you to meet and talk to those with those who know every path and every struggle that leads to the highest peak in the world - Everest! Sherpas are locals who are highly skilled and experienced climbers. Scientific studies also concluded that Sherpas had undergone genetic adaptations after living in high altitudes for thousands of years. Hear their ancestral chronicles and learn about the preparations required to lead climbers.
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