Latest news from the Himalaya and Karakoram

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sherpa Heritage House in Khumjung village in Everest region

The Sherpa Heritage House is located in the village of Khumjung above Namche Bazaar in the Everest region. This is the historic family house of Pertemba Sherpa and has become dilapidated over the years however retains the original features that are fast disappearing in the Khumbu as many houses have been modernised.

The house has been donated by Pertemba along with the household items and religious artefacts in order to preserve a traditional Sherpa home as a living museum and to showcase the ancient customs of family life and worship.

Pertemba Sherpa has climbed Everest three times and was honoured to be chosen as a guide to HRH Prince Charles on his visit to Nepal who has now agreed to become the President of the Sherpa Heritage Musem.

For further information please take a look at the Sherpa Heritage Museum website

If you are interested in visiting Sherpa Heritage Museum (when open) then please take a look at our Everest Base Camp trek.

Roland Hunter

No comments:

The Mountain Company