RESTAURANT & BAR
Namaste. Thanks for coming in. We opened our doors in late September
of 2002 with a unique approach to the restaurant business. From
our love for good Himalayan cuisine (and the talents of our
great chefs), our personal affinity for the culture, passion
for the mountains, cold beer & education, Sherpa's was born.
As the name implies, there
are genuine Sherpas from the Himalaya here to bring a little
of Nepal & Tibet to Boulder. In addition to great food &
atmosphere, we offer a truly unique "traveler's lounge"
with plenty of books to help get you started planning your next
(or better yet first) adventure. Keep an eye out for our list
of guest speakers and slide shows. If experiencing the Himalayas
(or Thailand, Africa, or South America for that matter) appeals
to you - you're in the right place. Sherpa's is the place to
re-live the glories of past adventures and plan new ones. We
would be happy to help you plan a wide range of travel adventures
from major Himalayan Expeditions and Volunteer Medical &
Non-Medical trips to casual treks and mountain biking excursions.
Let us know if you are interested, we can book them right here
Thanks again. We hope Sherpa's
provides all we intend - good food, cold beer, a little inspiration,
a little education and escape to the Himalayas - all without
leaving the shadow of the Flat Irons.
THE HIMALAYAN KINGDOM
Home to Sagarmatha (Mount
Everest), Nepal is dominated by the world's most imposing mountains.
While the country is relatively small (roughly the size of Florida),
it holds three distinct geographic regions stretching from east
to west across the country. The southern most strip includes
lowland jungle , rhinos & tigers of the Teri and is home
to the Ganges River. Here agriculture is the rule. The mid-section
is that of the Himalayan Foothills, the Kathmandu Valley and
the bulk of Nepal's population. The northern portion of the
country holds 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world with
Tibet across its border.
Known by some as the "Florence
of the East" for it's incredible artwork, the country's
capital, Kathmandu, lies at a comfortable elevation of 4383
ft allowing for relatively mild weather even in winter. The
people of Nepal have migrated here since the 9th century AD.
Coming primarily from Tibet &India, the resulting ethnic
groups are unlike anywhere else in the world. Generally speaking
this complex culture can be divided into the Indo-Aryans of
the south, the Mongolian people; including the Rai, Limbu, Tamang,
Gurung and Magar clans who cultivate the steep slopes of the
middle hills, and the Tibetan groups of which the Sherpas are
best known. No less than 36 languages are spoken with as many
ethnic groups represented. The universal language is Nepali,
which is similar to the Northern Indian languages of Hindi and
Bengali, both of which are derived from ancient Sanskrit.
Nepal as a culture thrives
on religion. While smatterings of Muslim and Christianity exist,
over 95% of the population is either Hindu or Buddhist. But
this statistic is somewhat deceiving as many people in the middle
hills celebrate a mixture of both religions. This unique mixture
has resulted in a tolerance between religious and ethnic groups
that, along with its incredible scenery, has made Nepal such
a popular destination and a one -of-a-kind travel experience.
Nepal is a paradise for
geologists, anthropologists, art lovers, religious pilgrims,
photographers, birdwatchers, rafters, trekkers, climbers, or
anyone with an adventurous streak. Whether venturing into the
Teri for an elephant-back safari, touring ancient cities, trekking
through remote villages, visiting Buddhist monasteries, bartering
in the markets of Kathmandu or testing oneself on the world's
highest mountains, Nepal is an experience that will never be
The place to re-live the glories of past
adventures and plan new ones