When: September 2018
A 1500km+ altitude journey through Ladakh, Zanskar and to the Karakoram Pass on the Indo-Chinese border. Starting in Leh (3500m), the regional tour will include (permissions pending) Umling La (the new World’s highest cycleable pass at 5882m), Photi La (5534m) and Karakoram La (5540m) which was the highest pass on the Ancient Silk Trade Route, Pangong and Moriri lakes and the Nubra region.
This most northerly region in India is also known as ‘Little Tibet’ , it is Buddhist and has the summer residence for the Dalai Lama. It is also a militarily sensitive region, where the borders of India, Pakistan and China meet. The region is also known as the ‘Third Pole’ because, like with the Arctic and Antarctic, it is twice as sensitive to climate change as other parts of the world. Yet traditional Ladakhi culture is one of the world’s most sustainable.
Kate will partner with Global Himalayan Expeditions and participate in a project to electrify a remote village and build an innovation/education centre in the Zanskar region and communicate to classes globally.