Publishers of SherpaTrek.com Depart to Hike the Himalayas, Document Experience of Nepal
SherpaTrek.com, the uniquely authentic online resource for trekking in Nepal, announces the departure of its publishers to hike the Himalayan mountain trails for first-hand documentation of their experiences.
Spanish Fork, Utah (PRWEB) October 5, 2005 -- Before sunrise on Sunday morning the publishing team of SherpaTrek.com had their hiking gear packed and were ready for a month-long trek through the Himalayas of Nepal.
Building on their mission to open up the exciting experience of Nepal to the outside world they are returning to that fascinating land to document their experiences first-hand through an ongoing weblog on SherpaTrek.com. They loaded their van and set out for the Salt Lake City International Airport to catch a flight taking them twelve time zones away to Kathmandu, Nepal.
"One of my life's passions has been the documentation, promotion, and enabling of the inspiring Sherpas of the Himalayas. That is just what we are achieving with SherpaTrek.com," said Richard Christiansen, Himalaya trekking enthusiast and founder of SherpaTrek.com. "Sharing first-hand the amazing experiences of Nepal through our weblog will go a long way to open up the natural and cultural wonders to the rest of the world."
SherpaTrek.com is an exhaustive and authoritative information source on the Sherpa way of life and the adventure of hiking in the Himalayas.
Drawing from personal accounts of Sherpa people, SherpaTrek.com provides information on all aspects of Sherpa culture, little known and unique facts about life in Nepal, and advice on visiting Nepal for a trekking expedition. It is a guidebook for anyone seeking further insight and behind-the-scenes views of mountain trekking in the beautiful Himalayas.
Over the four weeks in Nepal, the members of the SherpaTrek.com trekking team will tour Kathmandu (the vital trading crossroads for the ancient kingdoms of China and India) and will hike through the Khumbu region in eastern Nepal to reach the base of the world's mountain summit, Mt. Everest. Starting at the trailhead at 9,000 feet in Lukla, the group will hike to reach the summit of Island Peak at over 20,000 feet. On the trails leading to that pinnacle the group will sojourn among the Sherpa people in their homeland in the mountain and will partake of their culture and customs. "This is a once in a lifetime challenge for me to travel so far and to test myself against the extremes of the mountains," said SherpaTrek writer Daniel Washburn. "It will be amazing to me to see the people who live that challenge all the time."
Veteran Mt. Everest guide and close friend Pema Dorje Sherpa will lead the group through the full length of the trek. Pema has worked on expeditions since 1974, and has successfully led groups to the summit of Mt. Everest three times. He has already shared many of his memorable experiences with writer Daniel Washburn to add to the richness and depth of the SherpaTrek.com website. Pema said, "I have gotten to know the world by making so many good friends from the whole world. Now I hope the people from the whole world will get to know my home Nepal from this website."
About SherpaTrek.com SherpaTrek.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mountain Grabbers, and is an innovative online information source for the hiking lifestyle and the culture of the Sherpa people. Mountain Grabbers also produces a line of mountain gear that is manufactured and inspired by the Sherpa people high in the Himalaya of Nepal. Headquartered in Spanish Fork, Utah, Mountain Grabbers recognizes the opportunity to share the fascinating culture of the Sherpa people. They aim to educate the world on the wonderful Sherpa people through SherpaTrek.com and enable the Sherpa people with better economic opportunities.