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Story of a hardworking Sherpa without hands


Nepalnews
2022 Jul 04, 15:47, Kathmandu

Ungdi Tshering Sherpa of Sankhuwasabha is an inspiring personality. He had lost both his hands in 1995 due to high voltage current. At that time, he was living in Lazimpat, Kathmandu. He was struck by an 11,000-volt current while pulling the phone wire.

But despite the Sherpa has been actively involved in the tourism sector. Sherpa, who trained as a trekking guide in 1993, was hospitalized for a long time after losing both his hands. After that, he went into depression and even fell into addiction. However, his life was slowly returning to normal after he had two prosthetic limbs in the UK.

He has taken tourists to major mountainous areas of Nepal as a trekking guide and has a special relationship with Japanese tourists in particular. He speaks Japanese fluently and says that Japanese tourists love Nepal very much and many of Nepal's cultures are similar to Japanese culture. He said that a significant number of Japanese tourists are coming to Nepal again.

 Covid had affected Nepal's tourism sector for two years. Now, he expects Nepal's tourism to return to normal. But he stressed that the state should invest in it generously.

He also attempted to climb Mt. Everest in 2003. But after reaching the third camp, his team got into trouble after the bad weather. But his son has fulfilled his dream of climbing Mt. Everest. The government had appointed Sherpa as the Chairman of Nepal Mountain Academy. He already served as a Board Member of the Academy.


He is currently working with foreign universities to expand the scope of the Mountain Academy. The academy recently signed an agreement with a US university to exchange research activities. The second phase of the agreement will now be in the United States.

 Currently, the Mountain Academy, which is limited to Nepali students only, is working with the aim of enrolling foreign students in the future.


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