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    It only takes $2,000 USD to pay a teachers salary in the Khumbu region. Help support the education of the children in the Khumbu region by making a donation today.

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    Currently the Sherpas do not have a written language and poor economic conditions have led to an exodus of young people to larger cities in order to seek a better life. The foundation’s first and most important task is to reverse this trend and strengthen the home land of the Sherpa people.

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Meet Apa Sherpa

Apa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa; 20 January 1960) nicknamed “Super Sherpa”, is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who, jointly with Phurba Tashi, holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person.
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Nepal Trek – April 28, 2016

The ASF and Thule team are now in Namche Bazaar the main trading village of the Khumbu region. To get from Phakding to Namche they had to cross over many suspended bridges including the one they they were on when the first earthquake struck Nepal in 2015. It was a part of the trip that some members met with apprehension. To walk the bridge, visit the tea house where they spent the long night of aftershocks post earthquake was a surreal event.

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Nepal Trek – April 27, 2016

Yesterday the team made their way from Kathmandu to Lukla. A flight that gives you your first glimpse of the the majestic Himalayan mountains.

Upon their arrival in Lukla, they were greeted with sunshine and clear views of the mountains. A meeting was set up with Dr. Lhakpa Nurbu Sherpa of the Thame Heritage Foundation (THF) to discuss their plans related to the Thame school building project and how the Apa Sherpa Foundation (ASF)  and the THF could best work together to accomplish it.

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Nepal Trek – April 25, 2016

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Our team in Nepal has been in Kathmandu for the past two days. They have been very busy meeting with other sources such as Sir Edmond Hillary’s own Himalayan Trust Foundation.  This foundation has had a presence in Nepal since the 1960’s and built 26 out of the 60 schools found in the Khumbu region. The meeting has helped the team by providing valuable information regarding the various schools and their needs. Apa Sherpa and his team are moving forward in learning how to best utilize the donations given for teacher salaries and the rebuilding effort of the Thame school.

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Who We Are

Apa and his team have worked the last five years to raise money to assist the Thame School. Now, with the help and support of generous donations, the Apa Sherpa Foundation will be able to expand the legacy already begun by Apa himself.

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