Snow Leopard Trek takes pride in being an ardent supporter of the literacy for all campaign. As part of this drive, Snow Leopard Trek uses part of its proceeds to support the Alpine Valley School in Kathmandu, which provides high quality scholarship education to marginalized mountain children. Currently, Snow Leopard’s Executive Director, Mr. Samden Sherpa is also the General Secretary of Cunina Nepal, a non-profit organization that sponsors scholarship education for more than 900 mountain chi...
Snow Leopard Trek organizes health camps for people who cannot afford health care. In September 2010, we organized a health camp for the people of the mountain district of Sankhuwasabha. This opportunity provided our American doctors with not just an experience into adventure tourism but an opportunity to offer their specialized services to people who […]
The Himalayan range is world famous for its unique natural and cultural heritage. However, due to the growing population and increased external influences, this heritage is at risk of being negatively affected. An important aspect of Snow Leopard’s programs is the promotion and preservation of indigenous local culture and heritage sites. Every year, we run trips […]
Snow Leopard Trek has organized several treks for students from the Lincoln School, a Kathmandu-based American school, the American International School in Chennai/ India, and the British School in Dhahran. We call our student based adventure tourism groups “The Leadership Development Program”. These programs offer students first-hand experience into community development in rural Nepal. Students […]
Since 1996, Snow Leopard Trek has been conducting Eco-Trekking workshops on a regular basis for all of our team members. They are trained in issues related to basic environment awareness and its application based on keeping the trails clean, separation of biodegradable materials from non biodegradable materials, training trail tea house owners on the importance […]
Mrs. Yankila Sherpa (M.D) has been involved with the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (WEAN) since 1990. She is also a founding member and past president of the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Associations of Nepal (FWEAN), a non-profit organization comprising of women entrepreneurs who share a common vision of promoting women entrepreneurship amongst underprivileged women […]
Snow Leopard Trek and Trans-Himalayan Environmental Livelihood Program (T-HELP) distribute fuel efficient stoves to the communities of the remote Makalu region. Fuel efficient stoves help with environment conservation through the reduced use of timber for firewood, reduce global warming, benefit the health of the local population from reduced exposure to firewood smoke, and help in […]
Currently, Yankila is the vice president of a non-profit organization called Trans Himalayan Environment and Livelihood Programme (T-HELP) Nepal, which has a network spreading across and beyond the Northern Himalayan belt includingNepal, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Tibet, all of which share similar environments and cultures. T-HELP Nepal works with environmental issues and is committed to promoting income […]