I have always been enchanted by the great Himalayas. The love for mother Nature and my growing curiosity about the communities residing in these areas far away from the mainstream society encouraged me to conduct a social anthropological research in my Ph.D. on the climbing Sherpas of the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Any expedition in the Himalayas is largely successful owing to the joint effort of climbers and a group of 'Sherpas' including porters, cooks, guide/Icefall doctor and team leader. With the commercialization of the mountaineering industry in Nepal, a few Sherpas have migrated to developed countries, however, a vast majority of Sherpas are still employed in what is known as one of the world's most dangerous jobs - being a climbing Sherpa on the high-altitude mountain. Additionally, people belonging to other ethnic groups have picked up portering work where they are not paid much and often end up being exploited. Since Solukhumbu falls in the Sagarmatha National Park Zone, it is quite expensive. I need to stay with the Sherpa community for a prolonged period of time (6-8 months initially), observing their work environments, their daily lives and interacting with Sherpas engaged in the mountaineering industry. It is not only the research that will be my focus during my time there but also a voluntary assignment at a local school/monastery as a teacher. To be able to participate in their day to day lives so much so that I almost become a part of the community, I will need sufficient amount of funds for the entire course of my research.