We're going back to one of our most loved projects at one of our most loved partners! The third season of She Moves Mountains is happening between December 2-8, and if you're a woman traveller looking for a meaningful break you must come :) The week-long workshop will take place in Sarmoli, a little village in Munsiari, Uttarakhand. We'll spend our time living and interacting with the local women, learning their traditional handicraft, doing some hands-on farming, cooking local fare and hiking and trekking. Himalayan Ark, our local partner has been working closely with the community for the last 20+ years on various issues like bio-diversity conservation, livelihood etc.
She Moves Mountains is a unique travel experience in collaboration with SheThePeople, where we bring together women from the cities and women from the mountains. We engage and learn from each other, share stories of personal challenges and successes, find similarities despite our vast differences and leave a tiny, but everlasting impact on the community. The cost of the workshop is Rs 25000. This includes everything once we reach the village - our stay, meals, workshops sessions and local activities. Travel to and from the village is additional, as are personal expenses of any kind.
Our partner for the projects is Himalayan Ark – an initiative by Malika Virdi & team. Malika has been one of India’s first women mountaineers and has lived in Sarmoli for the last 20+ years. She has served and worked with the local community on issues like conservation of natural resources, livelihood interventions and has built a beautiful community-run homestay program that you will get the chance to experience first hand.
Sarmoli in a remote mountain village in Munsiari, Uttarakhand. You will have to take an overnight bus/ train from Delhi to Haldwani, followed by a 10-12 hour road journey. We will help organise a shared cab for all of us from Haldwani to Sarmoli.
Sarmoli is a remote village straight out of heaven. You will wake up to a breath-taking direct view of the Panchachuli ranges and the village will provide you with ample trails and hikes around. We'll be visiting the local museum and doing a small trek. But there will be enough time for you to explore the place on your own as well. And most of all, to enjoy the peace and quiet and step back from the routine of city life.