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English lessons for Nepalese Sherpas

English lessons for Nepalese Sherpas

Mountain Kingdoms donates £1,250 in 2014

The Fifth Guide's Refresher Training Course took place in Nepal at the start of this year. From January 26 to 08 February, twenty-five Sherpa guides were given English lessons as well as classes in first aid, altitude scenarios, trek-camp-food-equipment management, map reading, local flora and fauna, national history and geography, Nepali customs and religions and responsible trekking.

Mountain Kingdoms donates over £1,000 a year to provide these classes which are run and organised by our Nepali agents. It’s our way of giving something extra back to the Sherpas for the wonderful service they provide to our clients. Being able to speak English means they can make the career progression from Sherpa to fully fledged mountain guide – a job with better pay and brighter prospects.

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