People and culture of Everest Region:

The people of Everest around the Solu-Khumbu district of eastern Nepal, are the Sherpa. Famously known as the Highlanders of the Eastern Himalayas and Everest region, The Sherpa is known as famous as mountaineering guides and natural climbers.

The Sherpa of the Everest Region is largely settled around southern Everest of Solu and the high Khumbu areas of Everest. The Sherpa villages are located above 2,500 m as high up to 4,000 m on route to Everest base camp. Includes large settlements around the high Rolwaling valley west of Everest and the Khumbu area.

The Sherpa of the Everest region is well known as a born natural mountaineer due to its habitation around high altitudes. The Sherpa migrated from Eastern Tibet more than 500 years of history, hence the name Sherpa. Which means people from Eastern Tibet (Sher for East and Pa for people). The Sherpa are interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism similar to their Tibetan predecessor across the border from the high Khumbu area. The main villages and settlements are Junbesi, Phaplu, Salleri, Nunthala, and Khari-Khola. Higher up Lukla, Phakding, Ghat, Monjo, the famous Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Khunde with Thame and Pangboche.

All Sherpa adorned with monasteries and villages are lined with prayer walls and spinning wheels. Besides its magnificent views of towering

Mt. Everest and its array of giant peaks, the Buddhism heritage culture is equally captivating.