Shout out for this Nepali company.
Tashi Sherpa, President:
Sherpa Adventure Gear was inspired by sheer chance in 2003. Back then, my family and I owned an import clothing business. In May of that year, while walking down the streets of Manhattan, a magazine issue commemorating the 50th.anniversary of the first ascent of Everest caught my eye.
The craggy lines of the familiar face staring at me from the cover belonged to none other than my Uncle, Ang Gyalzen Sherpa. I was amazed to discover that he was one of the original Sherpa on Sir Edmund Hillary’s celebrated expedition in 1953.
…I felt a powerful urge to share the Sherpa story with a wider audience. So I created Sherpa Adventure Gear and began making outdoor clothing and gear. Then I started sponsoring the best high altitude climbers in the world to test our products –the Sherpas themselves.
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official website Sherpa Adventure Gear
I shopped all the real gear – and North Farce – available in Thamel. And ended up refreshing my wardrobe most at Sherpa. The shop is not in the tourist ghetto, rather a 10 minute walk at Lal Durbar Marg next to Jai Nepal Cinema.