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Hong Kongs Nepali Neighborhood Mobilizes After Nepal Earthquake

Sherpas working above Base Camp need a minimum of $4,600 in death coverage and $575 in medical, whereas low-altitude porters have to be insured at $3,500. Each expedition must additionally cover its Sherpas with, collectively, a minimal of $4,000 in rescue insurance. Chhewang began his profession in 1993, at age 25, at Alpine Ascents, apprenticing underneath his cousin Lakpa Rita.

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