North India 2019

Tso Pema, India

The geography of India is sometimes thought of as little more than hot

and dusty vast planes, however the northwest Indian region of Himachal

Pradesh is home to lush river valleys with old growth forests and pristine

Himalayan glacier peaks. Over the past century many of these forests have

been over cut leading to ecosystem disturbance or devastation, increased

landslides, and a host of other issues. Padma leads trips to Himachal to

replant conifers on depleted mountain sides. Individual participants plant

trees spending their days in the mountains of lower Himalayas. Days off

include trekking, river trips, ancient temple visits, and trips to local mountain

towns like Manali, Rewalsar, Kunnu and others.