About Exploring Indian Himalayas
Scaling Heights Of Conservation &Welfare
Exploring Indian Himalayas (EIH), founded in December 2013, is a not-for-profit initiative to showcase the magnificence of the Himalayas and spread awareness on its conservation. It pushes for clean economic development of the Indian states that house the world’s highest mountain range.
The genesis of EIH can be traced to the devastating Uttarakhand floods that led to massive loss of life, property, and peace in the hill state. The region along with its people and endangered species continues to facedanger due to the melting of glaciers and rampant destruction of the environment. In order to drive home the need to save the Himalayas, EIH comes out with a calendar every year with superb pictures and comprehensive information on the ecological challenges faced by the mountains. The first edition of the calendar in 2014 was a dedication to flood-ravaged Uttrarakhand. The calendar of 2015 was a tribute to western Himalayas, especially flood-hit J&K. Calendar 2016 is an attempt to demonstrate the beauty of the Gangotri Group of Himalayas which consists of Gangotri peaks, Gangotri Glacier, and Gangotri National Park.Proceeds from the sales go towards KAFAL (Knowledge Acquisition for Appropriate Livelihood), a registered society working for the upliftof children in Uttarakhand, and operating expenses of EIH.
EIH partners include Harish Kapadia (mountaineer, explorer & author), KireetKumar (ScientistG,GB PantInstitute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Almora), Sheroes.in (career empowerment for women), Te Aroha (eco-friendly Himalayan resort), KAFAL, and Vani (author).