During The Ultimate Trail Philippe and Anna Gatta will be covering over 1000 miles through the mountainous country of Nepal.
Despite the beautiful images we often see of the Himalaya, Nepal remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with an average income per capita of only €300 per year. The literacy rate is 65% for boys and only 35% for girls. Due to this extreme poverty, many children are abandoned or have become homeless.
Montagne et Partage is an association that was founded by Mountain Guides who want to give something back to Nepal, a region which has already given them so much. Their plan is to raise enough money to build a new orphanage in the town of Sauraha which is situated in the Chitwan district of Nepal.
A friend of the Gatta’s, Ludovic Challeat, was one of the founders of the project. He was on the summit of Kangchenjunga with Philippe in 2011 and sadly died on Manaslu last year together with other members of the Montagne et Partage association. For this reason they feel particularly strongly about doing what they can to promote this project through their current expedition.
You can help out too by donating to the project here: Donate to the project
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