As Tenzing grew up, it was clear that he was different from boys of the village. He did not like to join in the common village games. He would wander off into the forests and spend the day roaming among the hills and trees. Even that did not satisfy him. He wanted to see the world beyond the hills that surrounded his village. He had a keen desire to see new places. This desire took him to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. He found it very different from Thamey, his native village.
There were large houses, bazaars, shops and many things he had not seen before. Still he did not like those things. He liked the mountains around the town. He wanted to climb them. Once again he returned to his village. Here he met a number of Sherpa porters. They had been to Everest with the British teams that attempted to climb the peak in 1921, 1922 and 1924. Their stories aroused Tenzing's curiosity. Some day he too would climb the Everest, he thought.He was so exited that he tried out some of the clothes the Sherpas had worn on the Everest. They were too big for him but that didn't matter. He had the feel of them.
Tenzing was different from the other boys of the village because he did not like to join in the common village games.
He goes to Kathmandu because he had a keen desire to see new places.
Sherpa porters are those persons who had been to Everest with the British teams that attempted to climb the peak in 1921, 1922 and 1924.