Group trip: Shades of Love: Trekking and Charity
Price: 1.650 EUR*
Date: 25. July-15. August 2020
* Gesar Travel donates 5% of the retail price to the organization Shades of Love.
In the Himalayas, a large part of the population lives in extremely remote regions at an altitude of 2,500 to 5,000 meters – and is exposed to the sun (and thus the harmful UV rays) all year round. Almost 80% of the population suffers from severe eye diseases and inflammations. Many can no longer pursue their work and are thus threatened in their existence. It could be so easy to prevent: with sunglasses. The German organization Shades of Love collects sunglasses in the West and distributes them to people in the Himalayas and the Andes. Gesar Travel has recently become a partner of Shades of Love, helping to store the sunglasses and distribute them. In order to reach as many people as possible in a short time, we have decided to organize our own sunglasses trek, in which the participants help with the distribution. On the route we walk through many villages and nomad camps and hope to distribute up to 1,000 sunglasses or more. Will you help us?
The journey begins in Leh and after a brief acclimatization and getting to know the capital of Ladakh we head out into the villages and start our long trekking tour in Lamayuru, where of course the unique monastery high above the village is visited as well.
We trek from Lamayuru to Wanla, then drive to Hinju and trek for 10 days over passes, pastures, where we encounter shepherds with their animals, through smaller and larger villages and finally into the nomad’s land, the Changthang.
Once there, we get into the car, rattle off several nomad camps and reach people who live all year round on at least 4,500m altitude. The tour finally ends at the deep blue Tsomoriri Lake and we return to Leh where we will celebrate our hopefully successful tour.
Basic data for the tour: Shades of Love: Trekking and Charity
*5% of the retail price will be donated to the organisation Shades of Love
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