Shoes for Sherpas

A project of the Colorado Nepal Alliance

Over 500 pairs of shoes distributed during our October 2012 trip! Thanks everyone!

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In October 2012, Shoes for Sherpas distributed athletic shoes, children's shoes, and hiking boots to porters and residents in the Everest region of Nepal. Some shoes and boots were passed out along the trail, while others were distributed at a one day event in Lukla, where an estimated 200+ people gathered.

We were assisted in our efforts by Gopal Tamang, Gyanendra Rai, and Ming Ma Sherpa, who helped identify porters and villagers who had a true need for footwear. Thanks also to our fellow guest house residents at The Nest for assisting with fitting and distribution of the shoes at the Lukla event, and to The Nest for allowing us to hold the event on their premises.

We couldn't have had this successful distribution without the participation of our donors; those who gave money to pay for shipping, and those who donated footwear. Thank you so much for your generosity, your generosity has touched many hearts.

Many thanks to all who have donated footwear or volunteered to spread the word or act as drop-off sites!

Special thanks go to...


Bag Sponsors!

Earthbound Expeditions

Rajan Simkhada is President of Kathmandu-based Earthbound Expeditions (P.) LTD., a Himalayan adventure travel and trekking company.   Rajan is our main resource within Nepal for coordinating shipping, travel, and distribution.

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Runners Roost - Denver

The fine folks at the Denver location of Runners Roost Colorado have provided a drop-off site in addition to donating many pairs of barely-used running and trail shoes!

Runners Roost - Denver

1685 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222   [map]

Neptune Mountaineering

633 South Broadway Suite A
Boulder, CO 80305   [map]

Kathmandu Restaurant

110 North Jefferson St
Nederland, CO 80466   [map]

Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204   [map]

U Pump It Gas Station

US Route 36 at Stone Canyon Road
Lyons, CO   [map]

Nepal Restaurant and Bar

US Route 36 at 2nd Ave
Lyons, CO   [map]

Sherpa House Restaurant

1518 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401   [map]

The Warming House

790 Moraine Ave.
Estes Park, Co. 80517   [map]