In response to Sherpa demands after the 2014 avalanche, the Nepali government raised the required insurance coverage scale for mountain workers. Life insurance increased 50 percent to $15,000 for high-altitude workers, and medical insurance will rise by 33 percent to $4,000, costs that are paid by expeditions.
Until now, the real stories have not been told of Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpa people. Until now the credit for success on the mountains has not been given where the credit is due. Tenzing Norgay never climbed for fortune and fame as so many other people do today. He climbed for the same reasons … Continue reading Sherpa ‘The Untold Story of Tenzing Norgay’
Renowned Brazilian athlete Bernardo Fonseca is in in Nepal to participate for the first time in the Everest Extreme Ultra Marathon that will be held on May 29, 2014.
Sherpa community across the country are celebrating Ghyalpo Lhosar today, welcoming the year of the horse.