Battling Climate Change in the Himalayas
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Apa Sherpa
Apa Sherpa
World Record Holder
21 times Mt. Everest summiteer
Dawa Steven Sherpa
Dawa Steven Sherpa
Co-Founder, HCI
2 times Mt. Everest summiteer

1,555 km COMPLETED IN 99 days

Led by two of Nepal's bravest Climate Champions
in search of solutions for the Himalayan communities.

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Sixtieth Day of the Climate Smart Trek
March 14,2012 - Siklis
This is sixtieth day of our trek on the Great Himalaya Trail. The past two months seem both long and short. On the one hand, looking back now at our first days when we started walking in the eastern border feels like it was many years ago....., .. read more
हिउले बाटो अलि लजालु कन्चनजंधा।।।
March 8, 2012
अवको हाम्रो यात्रा मानवबस्ति रहित क्षेत्रहुदै अधि बढदै छ । यो बेसिजन भएकोले माथिल्लो भेगका बस्ति सवै तल झरेका छन् । तर हाम्रो यात्रा भने केहि माथि जानु छ । आप्पा र अन्य शेर्पाहरुलाई तल भन्दा माथि चिसो क्षेत्र आएपछि यात्रा सहज हुने रैछ ...., .. read more


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The Trek in the News

Sherpa Trekkers Warn Villagers of Climate Change, Flooding
Outside Online, March 30, 2012
As mountaineers from around the world converge in Nepal and prepare for the 2012 Everest climbing season, Apa Sherpa, the porter-turned-professional-climber who has summited the mountain 21 times, is ... Read More
Great Himalaya Trail projected as a climate frontier in the Himalayas
Explorersweb, March 21, 2012
Apa Sherpa, who has summited Everest 21 times, and a trekking team are currently walking the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) to primarily highlight the impacts of climate change in the Himalayas and to pro... Read More
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Appa Sherpa worried over mountains losing sheen
The Himalayan Times, April 4, 2012
DOLPA: Veteran mountaineer Appa Sherpa is worried over the Himalayan peaks losing their snow cover and turning into bare rock faces over the years due to global warming.... Read More

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With the support of the government of Nepal, its development partners, the private sector and civil society of Nepal the Himalayan Climate Initiative is taking leading efforts to build climate resilience in Nepali society and economy. The Climate Smart Celebrity Trek on the Great Himalaya Trail is a part of the Climate Adapt program of HCI. The program has three strategic components; Climate Awareness, Climate Adaptation and Low Carbon Development - all three being in integral to GHT- CSCT.

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