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1. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Now it's official, the Nepalese porters are the fittest in the world.

http://story.nepalnational.com/p.x/ct/9/cid/7399985502eaed63/id/f5ef229fe6267312/

And everybody who's seen these people in action won't be surprised to read this.

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

That is amazing! (And a 1/6 of those studied were women;))
I had no idea that the 'head' was what did most of the work.
Thanks Phil!

3. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Actually, the way things are carried is different depending on the region and ethnic group.

The Newari in the Kathmandu Valley for example wear the weight on their shoulders by using a stick and attached to each ends they have the weights.

But the way it's described in the article I've seen around Pokhara and the Annapurna massiv, but I think it's quite common in other parts of Nepal as well.