Sherpas are considered among the indigenous group of people in Nepal. They were among the majority of the people that fought the civil war along with the Maoists against the multi-party constitutional monarchy back then. Surprisingly, the same Sherpas are the biggest capitalist tycoons among the Nepalese Americans. Some Sherpas less than 40 years old own thousands of acres of land in the Midwestern United States along with grocery stores, gas stations etc.
Even in Nepal, Sherpas were known for owning their own businesses like Newars of Kathmandu. Continuing their heritage, Sherpas are conquering United States at a great speed. They have built a massive community that works very closely helping own friends, relatives and village people to expand their enterprise either by helping them own businesses without much hassle or providing them employment as soon as they land in the country.
It’s a concept very similar like Gujratis have followed. The Dhukuti system of Sherpas has really benefited many daring entrepreneurs to buy new businesses throughout America.
The concept that the upper castes like Brahmin and Kshatriyas were obstacle to their moving ahead has disappeared in USA. More often, Sherpas, Brahmins and Kshatriyas walk with hand in hand here in America. Sherpas have learnt that we have no outer enemies as long as we are ourselves loving and compassionate towards others. This is a lesson that indigenous tribes of Nepal still need to learn from Sherpas of America.
Sherpas do regular community events. These events are organized by different Sherpa societies active in America. Lhosar parties are among the most popular among Sherpas and frequent wedding parties also take place bring all the Sherpas of different states of America together.