We, the members of the Khumbu Sherpa Culture Conservation Society, are Sharwa (Sherpa) people living in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. For us this region, which we call Khumbu, is a sacred place, the Khumbu Beyul. Beyuls are sacred hidden valleys which were made sacred by Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) 1,200 years ago. Khumbu is also watched over by our guardian mountain god Khumbu Yul Lha.
The Sharwa (Sherpa) people are one of Nepal’s Indigenous peoples. In our own language we call ourselves Sharwa, although we have become famous as the Sherpa people. The Khumbu region is the oldest of the Sharwa territories and homelands in Nepal. The Khumbu Sherpa Culture Conservation Society is the first organization created for the conservation of Khumbu culture and nature.
We are a volunteer organization established in 2010 and registered as an NGO in Solukhumbu District. Our members decided to create this organization because we are concerned about the danger of culture change in Khumbu.
Tenzing Tashi Sherpa President
Lhakpa Thundu Sherpa Vice-President
Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa Treasurer
Tshiring Sherpa Senior Secretary
Pemba Tshiring Sherpa Secretary
Ang Temba Sherpa Member
Pasang Phuti Sherpa Member
Mingma Doma Sherpa Member
Nima Lhaki Sherpa Member