The Peak Sherpa Story
We are Tibetans born in India and the co-founders of Peak Sherpa. From our parents, we learned our ancient cultural traditions, the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion for all beings, and about Tsampa—the amazing food staple of the Himalayas.
For centuries our people have relied on Tsampa for sustenance in the extreme altitudes of Tibet. Our mother believed in Tsampa’s exceptional nutritional properties. “Tsampa is very good for your health,” she would tell us. Our elders still refer to Tsampa as our strength-giving and health-giving food.
Sherpa mountaineers consider Tsampa essential on their climbs of the world’s highest peaks. For Sherpas speed is primary, and Tsampa takes only seconds to prepare and fuels them for the long haul. The versatility and ease of Tsampa make it convenient no matter where you are.
Our Amala (mother in Tibetan) rejected processed food and always made wholesome and healthy meals. She insisted we learn to cook our native foods and about our culture. She taught us the intricacies of making Tsampa—from the careful selection of the barley grain to sprouting and roasting—each step in a chain that produces the wholesome, delicious nutty flavor people of the Himalayas love.
There is wisdom in what our mother passed on to us—to keep our foods natural, pure, and simple.
Tsampa is a nutritious ancient whole grain cereal that provides lasting energy. If you start your day with a bowl of Tsampa, you may notice that you no longer feel your energy lagging before lunch. That’s why Sherpa climbers eat Tsampa when they climb the tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. Tsampa is made from sprouted and roasted barley, so it’s naturally high in dietary fiber and beta-glucan. Barley has high levels resistant starch, which means it is a good prebiotic, providing nutrition to the beneficial bacteria in your digestive system.
Sherpa Foods, SPC is a Social Purpose Corporation and a Certified B Corp Company, committed to preserving the rich cultural traditions of the Himalayas by sharing our beloved foods with the rest of the world. Certified B Corporations are required to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We are committed to helping provide economic support and assistance to the people of the Himalayas by donating 2% or more of our revenue each year.