Every height can be surmounted if your heart is fearless. It is this spirit of the children at Isha Vidhya that inspired us to undertake this year’s challenge – to trek over ten days in April to reach 13,600 feet above sea level at theAnnapurna Base Camp, the tenth highest peak in the world!
We are eight amateur trekking divas: Anita Pandey,Madhu Lalla, Sudha Mani, Jasmine Dumasia, Deepa Natarajan, Ruchika Arora, Deepa Krishnan and Priya Vaidyanathan. Many of us have never been on a high altitude mountain trek. Even before we begin, we are sure that our body and mind will be put to test every step of the way. And yet, all of us are looking forward to this daunting height with excitement and enthusiasm.
But, equally, we are certain that this would still not come close to the challenge that Archana, Vishwa and many underprivileged rural Indian children like them face with a smile everyday. And, this is the reason why, we wish to dedicate this trek to a much larger cause of helpingeducate these underprivileged children at Isha Vidhya.
You can also participate and encourage us on this journey! Any small (or big!) contribution from you will help educate a child while encouraging us on every step towards the Base Camp.
Contribution is as simple as summiting ABC.
A. Click on the “donate” button that takes you to thesecure page
B. Make a donation using your credit card (for whateveramount you may desire).
C. After some weeks, you will see and hear about how your donation has impacted a child at Isha
Vidhya via email.
As a token of our appreciation and gratitude, we promise to post a Thank You card from the Base Camp to all our donors, for both changing the life of a rural child and becoming a part of our trek to the Mt Annapurna Base Camp!