SHERPAS (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE): MM8281_130610_10075

Nyima Doma's Family gives money and Katas to the monks overseeing the Dumji Festival.  Nyima nd her husband (Da Rita Sherpa) were supposed to be organizers for the festival this year but he died at Camp 3 on Everest of heart failure while working for IMG.  In his place his father and mother (Phu Dorji and Phura Yangji (mother) and Nyima's brother  (Ang Chuldim) are helping with the work.  It is an emotional day for the 4, as they are honored with Katas (honor scarves) from the community.

Nyima Doma's Family gives money and Katas to the monks overseeing the Dumji Festival. Nyima nd her husband (Da Rita Sherpa) were supposed to be organizers for the festival this year but he died at Camp 3 on Everest of heart failure while working for IMG. In his place his father and mother (Phu Dorji and Phura Yangji (mother) and Nyima's brother (Ang Chuldim) are helping with the work. It is an emotional day for the 4, as they are honored with Katas (honor scarves) from the community.