My name is Jyamchang Bhote Sherpa and I have over 20 years of mountain climbing experience, including 7 summits of Mt. Everest!
I run a Nepal based climbing company that employees dozens of local Sherpa mountain guides and porters. Nepal is a developing country but has 8 of the 14 highest mountains on earth!
The local economy is driven by tourism, and normally during this season my team would be guiding hundreds of trekkers and climbers through the Himalayas. I was even planning to make an Everest climb this season with returning clients! We had many trekking and climbing expeditions planned for spring 2020.
Unfortunately, on March 15th Nepal closed the border and cancelled all climbing permits due to COVID-19 spread. We think this was a smart and safe decision, but it hurt the tourism sector and especially all of the hard workers who rely on expedition fees and tips from international clients.
The money raised on this page will go directly to aid and support all of the Sherpas, guides, and porters that work for High Himalayan Climbing and Expeditions Ltd. They will use the money for their families daily lives, including rent, food, children's education, and maintaining health and fitness so they can be climbing again when it is safe!
You can visit our company website to learn more about the trekking and climbing expeditions we offer: http://www.highhimalayan.com
Porter , Sherpa Guide , Staff's Family will benefit a-lot from this fund for Education , health and Daily for their living.
Any donation will help make in impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause... it means so much to us.
- Helen Parnell
- Nathan Vouriot
Organizer and beneficiary
New York, NY