In the days before my flight to Kathmandu, I didn’t know what to think or how to feel. I was a mixture of excitement and a little bit of “oh boy what did I get myself into.” My biggest fear was being overwhelmed by loneliness, having that ache for human friendship that so often haunts us. After all, I was launching myself into an isolated community in the mountains to teach where I couldn’t even communicate the native language. I was bound to feel a little out-of-place.
Tried and true, our ambassadors have been traveling the world with our newest gear to put it to the test. They’ve helped us make sure you’re always dry, warm and cozy throughout any cold weather adventures. This season, they’ve shared their favorites with us — and you — so you can gift Sherpa to the adventurers in your life.
Sherpa ambassador Rachael, @gal_onthego, a twenty-something aspiring outdoor enthusiast and field instructor in wilderness therapy, focuses on holistic treatments through natural resources. Rachael outlines a few key things she’s learned through wilderness therapy, to help us all connect with the wild a bit more.
Each day in Kirtipur, Nepal, a small village in the shadow of the Himalayas, teams of skilled women gather to handcraft and assemble our one-of-a-kind Kirtipur Sweaters. Hand-woven on a loom and taking multiple days to create, each piece is a true labor of love.
Gai Jatra: a festival celebrated in Kathmandu Valley to commemorate the death of loved ones and honor the start of a new harvest season.