Epitome of Civilization: The Sherpa People of Everest
The Everest Region of Nepal always makes the gallery in trekker’s life, as they will be transforming the real natural world and its beauty for all coming generation. If we regard the popularity and number of trekkers, the region is second after Annapurna. The in Additionally, Sagarmatha National Park, a natural world heritage site and home to diverse flora and wildlife has made the Everest region paradise of earth. If you go Everest, one you cannot forget the beauty and you will be writer for magazine due to the unlimited views of nature. The meaning of sublime life can be understood only in Everest. The hospitality parts of Sherpa and their inclination and honesty will make you real sense of friendship.
Without the Sherpa Everest will be like the curry without salt. We can visualize the Sherpa’s as devoted to offering guided summit and tasked with the arduous porting of essential supplies up ahead from the base camp of Mount Everest, but this could not be any more misguided. The devotion of the Sherpa makes the life all loving and all inspiring as we are creating proximity with nature. Regarding their origination they have been descending from Tibet has been indigenous to this region for more than 500 years. The southern footholds of Everest in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal became the major parts of their residency. Honesty, hard work and responsibility are the virtues of this community that dwell in the mountains, so we are claiming the fact that Sherpa are the epitome of civilization in East.
The Himalayas are heart and the respiration of the Sherpa community. The Himalayas has also represented of the austere and way of Sherpa life. The amalgamation of their culture and dynamism made the action-packed trails. The Sherpa has made their own well-knit community by avoiding avid followers of Buddhism. The monastery is always the symbolic as it stands as the pillar of harmony and the heart of their culture. The Sherpa has well known ideas to make their visitor feel welcomed and comfortable. The major notion of the greeting is offering ‘khada’, a scarf made of silk, figurative for respect and friendship in Sherpa community. In addition, the Sherpa tea, churned out of fresh Yak milk only makes you feel more warm and welcomed as you are invigorating all your lost energy.
The Sherpa are the winner of nature as they have their own way of travelling style own style. They celebrate the Mani Rimduas as major festival by following the full moon just after the grandest Nepalese festival of Dashain in autumn; it is a commemoration of the founding of Buddhism in Tibet by Guru Rinpoche,so the inclination toward the religion also parts of progress in Sherpa community. The 19-day elaborated ceremony has been observed in the communal monasteries in the Khumbu and Solu regions of the district. The major attraction of this festival is the Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region placed at an altitude of 3,867 meters and in the midst of the Sagarmatha National Park. The flabbergasting view of presenting masked dances, plays accompanied by traditional music and attire make the community heavenly inspired and encapsulated solace. All sorts of performance help to recite the interesting story and teachings of Buddha.
The dances are fully sacred and beyond from the sake of entertainment. The core parts of dance represent victory of good over evil, feature symbolic demons being oppressed and warded off. Likewise, they have next festivals called Lhosar, which is another major Buddhist cultural mark in the New Year on the lunar calendar, which falls on the month of February. During harsh winter, Sherpas flee to lowlands with the herd of yaks, and return back home to reunite with the older family members who had stayed back.
We should believe only in the reality and should not make hasty generalization by thinking that every Sherpa or a Sherpini (a female Sherpa) to be a mountain guide. Every Sherpa is not a mountaineer and definitely not a guide or a porter. Due to the proper management of the economic strength, numbers of Sherpa are now in different professions, business and even politics. They are learning the real technological world, as they are parts of mountain, earning good money, and teaching real senses of hospitality.
As the national Geographic stated,”My first expedition was to Makalu [the world’s fifth highest mountain] with Sir Edmund Hillary,” Ang Dawa recalled. “We were not allowed to go to the top. We wore leather boots that got heavy when wet and we only got a little salary, but we danced the Sherpa dance, and we were able to buy firewood and make campfires, and we spent a lot of the time dancing and singing and drinking. Today Sherpa get good pay and good equipment, but they do not have good entertainment. My one regret is that I never got to the top of Everest. I got to the South Summit, but I never got a chance to go for the top.”
We can see more progress in the lifestyle of Sherpa too. Now they are the far from the presupposition made by common people in the world. Many outsiders use the word “sherpa” as slang for “porter,” but in Nepal, it more often signifies “shrewd businessman.” Former climbing Sherpas now hire other ethnic groups to do much of the unskilled portering. They own hotels, trekking companies, airlines; Khumbu Sherpas today are among the wealthiest of Nepal’s dozens of ethnic groups.
Eventually, to learn the nature, explore the adventure and create the proximity with nature and human being with healthy vive we should go to Everest to see Sherpa .The time with Sherpa will be time like heaven with sublime universe.