The people of Everest and the villages of the mountain are some of the most attractive trekking routes. Thousands and thousands of travel freaks all around the country visit the attractive route of Everest each year. The stories of these Sherpas in the mountains are popular wide and beyond. A lot of people talk about the trekking routes of Everest, but only a few talk about people on Everest, their culture, and how the culture of Everest has been impacted by the influx of tourists in this area.

PS: This article is dedicated to those brave Sherpas who guide the way to hundreds of tourists each year, either to the Base Camp or to the Everest summit.  Each year, they break 100s of records and make many new ones. The protectors of mountains are worth discussion and their voice should be hard. Here is all about the villages of Everest.

The largest villages of Everest

The large villages in Everest used to be Namche and Tengboche. Now, Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and all other villages have gotten bigger. With the increase in tourism, the population of locals in the Everest region has also increased. This is especially due to the increased employment opportunities in the area. Even in the remotest area crossed during the Three Pass Trek, there are big villages.

Challenges to the culture of Everest

Economically, it’s been great news that more and more people are coming to Everest. But it’s not the same when we talk about the culture here. Most of the people in Everest who belong to the Sherpa cast are long believers of Buddhism. Influenced somehow by Tibetan Buddhism, these people have lived with district culture following their core religion for a long time. But since the number of tourists in Everest has increased exceptionally in the past, five decades a lot of cultures the started to disappear. Although the people do celebrate the traditional festivals and pray in the Gumbaz, the clothing and food habits have changed greatly. And now commercialization has replaced the traditional house with new luxurious hotels, does Everest is now more about comfort/ luxury and less about comfort.

Shift in economy

Can you believe that for a long time, the people relied on agriculture as their only profession? In the mountains with limited rainfall, no other source of nutrients, and a difficult landscape. It was very hard for people to sustain themselves. But now from sustaining life to getting reach, the economy of Everest has shifted greatly. Thanks to the local government, which implemented the rule that only specific blazers can be hotels in the reason. That means in the state of attracting foreign capital, the hotels are bills from the local resources. Not just the hotel owners, but a lot of youth have been employed as guides and porters. New shop restaurants are opening each day. A lot of manpower and money is invested in running the business of Everest. Each tourist spent around a thousand dollars just inside the Everest tricky zone once they flew to Lula and they came back to Kathmandu. This budget directly goes into the local community. As a result, people have better access to facilities such as education, health, and nutritious food.

It’s good news for Everest people.

New Found respect to the profession

The people in Everest are not only finding new professions and income sources, but they have also been doing great with earning their well-deserved respect. Sherpa is now a very common word, heard by all almost every travel enthusiast in the world. And their name Is known as the brave and calmest people in the world. Everyone who has ever dreamt of visiting Nepal or Everest has heard about this magical journey. It’s great that the previous people in the Himalayas have received the respect that they well deserve.