• Last Updated on May 7, 2017

Since the early days, the Khumbu region is widely inhabited by Sherpas. Often considered as people from the Himalayas, Sherpa people have an amazing culture. Somewhat related to the Tibetan tribe or often considered as Tibetan tribe, the word "Sherpa" comes from the Tibetan language Shar pa, which means "people living in the east".  According to some beliefs, these people came to Nepal from the Kham region of Tibet some thousand years ago. But in some portals, historians believe that Sherpas were nomads, they were driven from their homeland (Tibet) during some 12th centuries AD. 

The population of Sherpa is believed to beard  50,000 in Nepal and most of the inhabitants are in the Khumbu region of the country, in the southern part of Mount Everest. Sherpas speak Sherpa, a Tibetan Dialect. But the language has the mass contribution from other languages. They widely use the script of Tibet to write. The culture totally varies from the other region of the country.

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"What is the best thing about Sherpa?" The simple answer is Folklore. What is the best Folklore? YETI. Yeti is known as "Abominable Snowman" is infamous for its existence and myths. It is believed that Yeti would attack and terrorize the local villagers. And some elder people gathered around to kill the Snowman. They brought local alcohol with them. They believed that YETI was hiding somewhere and looking at them. The locals drank the local alcohol (change) and pretended to fight themselves and they left. Imitating them, YETI started drinking and fighting themselves. At the end of the day, they killed themselves. Some were left. The left one swore revenge and hence a myth was born. 

Sherpa follows Buddhism, The Nyingmapa sect: of Buddhism. This is believed to be the oldest sect of Buddhism in Tibet. The great Himalayan mountains are worshipped as gods and goddesses. Mount Everest is believed to be the Mother Of The World. And Mt Makalu is worshipped as Shankar (Shiva).  Each clan recognizes mountain gods taking the reference of the peaks. The Lamas are considered to be the spiritual leaders around the Himalayas. The sherpas are fond of Monasteries and Gumbas. "Sherpa" is famous for its hospitality too. They do not want their visitors to leave the house without drinks. They live on the sheer of the mountain slopes, where more of the flat land is available. They are divided into a number of clans called ru. A person should marry outside of the clan. There are things that will make people believe that staying with the Sherpa tribe is worthwhile. The culture they follow, Language they speak. More Important their Hospitality! 

Dipak Sapkota

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