Need Nepal in­spi­ra­tion?

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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

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