Need Nepal inspiration?
A new movie in theatres this month could see some of your clients enthralled by Nepal as it showcases the country’s stunning landscapes. The award-winning film Sherpa was shot in Nepal with “acclaimed high altitude filmmaker and climber Jennifer Peedom,” and documents the struggles of the Sherpa people in the trekking industry. Peedom was present when the worst ever Everest disaster occurred in 2014 as a massive block of ice crashed into the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas and triggering a major rethink of the role of Sherpas in the Everest tourism industry.
This month’s cinematic release of the film follows advance screenings undertaken in partnership with Intrepid, which is continuing to support the country’s recovery from the 2015 earthquake. Intrepid co-founder Darrell Wade said as Nepal was returning to normal, “we now have to focus on encouraging longterm economic well-being. Nepal wants travellers back – its trails are safe and open and people are as welcoming as ever,” he said. “The best way for Australians to help Nepal is to visit”.
The trailer of the film, which has achieved critical acclaim at film festivals around the world, can be viewed online at