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The Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. Sherpas migrated from eastern Tibet to Nepal within the last 300-400 years.

The term sherpa is also used to refer to local people, typically men, who are employed as guides for mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas, particularly Mt. Everest. They are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local terrain. answer 2 In 1953 the New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.

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They are people who work in the Himalayas they are usally local and they are payed by tourists to carry equimpent and supplies on treks such as tents and food etc.

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They are mountainiers.

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What country has the most Sherpas living in it?

Nepal


What was the tribe living under Everest?

The people who live around Mount Everest are called Sherpas.


What is name of the people who help people that climb Everest?

They are called 'Sherpas'. They can guide climbers up the mountain and keep the route safe and open.


Which Sherpas died in Into Thin Air?

I do not think any Sherpas died, but five climbers/guides did.


How did sir Edmund Hillary give back the sherpas people region?

He payed back the Sherpas by building them a school. (He payed them back because the Sherpas helped him while climbing mount Everest)


Who are sherpas and what is their role climbing Mount Everest?

Sherpas are the native people who live within range of Mount Everest. On the mountain they have lots of roles: Cook- providing the meals Porter - carry equipment to higher camps Guide - helping you reach the summit


Where do sherpas live?

Sherpas are people who guide other up mountains. So, typically in the mountains of Nepal, the Himalayas, etc.


What do Sherpas usually eat?

Sherpas eat mainly wheat porridge and potatoes, supplemented by occasional meat, butter and Tibetan tea.


How much would it cost to live on Mount Everest?

Sherpas live there quite cheaply. If you wanted to live there and also have a European standard of living, that would be very expensive.


What country did the Sherpas originate from?

Tibet


How do the Sherpas get fresh water?

From the tap


What fraction of the people who climb Mount Everest are sherpas?

It would be a very high amount of Sherpas who have reached the summit of Mount Everest comparied to european climbers.