Trek Himalayan porters are capable of carrying heavy loads to devastated regions, are able to travel on foot to areas unreachable by any other means. The most amazing thing about trekking in Nepal, is being around people who have so little and work so hard, yet their attitudes are joyful and positive.
In Lionel Terray’s memoir, Conquistadors of the Useless… he praised the Sherpas “good heartedness, gaiety, tact, and sense of poetry.” Sherpa life seemed a utopia to disenchanted Westerners. Whenever Terray spent time in the company of the Sherpas, he wrote, “dreams of a better world have always seemed to me suddenly less foolish.”
-“Fallen Giants,” Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver