Meet Nepal’s Mountain Porters - Atlas Obscura

Meet Nepal’s Mountain Porters

Meet the porters of Nepal, who work long days, sometimes even weeks, transporting baggage and materials around the steep, mountainous terrain of the Khumbu region. Being a local porter, some of whom belong to the Sherpa ethnic group, is a tough, thankless job, especially outside of the more coveted jobs in the tourist trade. Some begin transporting materials around the mountains as teens, and many are forced to continue because of a lack of other opportunities. 

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