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Nepal : the Sherpas

Nepal’s most famous ethnic group, the Sherpas probably migrated to Solu-Khumbu ( the nepalese district where is located the Mount Everest) four or five centuries ago from eastern Tibet; their name means “people from the east”. They were originally nomads, driving … Continue reading

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Nepal : the mystery of the yeti is still alive

The yeti  (“man of the rocky places”) has been a staple of Sherpa and Tibetan folklore for centuries, but stories of hairy, ape-like creatures roaming the Himalayan snowy mountains first came to the attention of the outside world during the … Continue reading

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