The Himalayan Sherpa House Restaurant features high-quality, fresh, authentic dishes of Nepal, India, and Tibet. Heart-healthy low fat meals made from traditional recipes are perfectly cooked in a Tandoor oven. Each meal is made to order so that each patron can enjoy a hot and fresh meal specially prepared for them. We take pride in offering only the highest quality ingredients and strive to make your experience at Sherpa House one to remember.
About the Sherpa People
Sherpa refers to Nepal's most recognizable ethnic population that inhabitants the Solu-Khumbu region-the southern gateway to Mount Everest. Around five centuries ago the Sherpa ancestors migrated from Tibet over the 5,900m (19,1000 ft) Nangpa La pass. Once settled, they lived as farmers, yak herders, and traders, often bringing goods south, to trade with Tibet. During this time they become known for being friendly, honest, hardworking and reliable people.
Devout Buddhists, the Sherpa people hold a tremendous respect for the mountains that surround their homeland, considering them home to the gods and goddesses. Sherpas and Tibetans refer to Mt. Everest as "Chomolangma" which translates to "The Goddess Mother". Fortunately, the Sherpas no longer believe it blasphemous to consider climbing these sacred mountains, and have instead built a reputation as expert mountaineers. English mountain climber George Mallory and other climber elites quickly appreciated the dedication, honesty, and expertise of the Sherpa people-decades before Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and British climber Edmund Hillary famously scaled Mt. Everest in 1953. These early expeditions marked the beginning of the Sherpa's legacy as gatekeepers of the Himalayas. Ancestral roles of farming and trading would remain but guiding climbs and treks would become a mainstay of the Sherpa economy and lifestyle. The Sherpa people took mountaineering to new heights and along the way became equally known for savory dishes made from fresh, wholesome ingredients-the same dishes you can enjoy at The Himalayan Sherpa House.