Community Partners

Not just visiting regions, but becoming a part of them.

Gypsy Ātman partners with locals throughout the Himalayas to give our guests the true pahadi experience – we want you to meet the local community, learn about their livelihoods, and share in their history. Our community partners are local farmers, artisans, and guides throughout the villages to which we travel.

Women’s Empowerment:

In many Himalayan households, the women run the house and the family while also working to support it financially. We partner with a number of women’s self-help groups to support these women to grow their income and thrive.

Children’s Well-Being:

In remote villages of the Himalayas, there are many tough conditions for children, such as bad weather creating roadblocks to travel to schools during the winter months to sometimes not having basic school supplies to keep up with modern lifestyles and education. We partner with local groups that empower children through knowledge by providing education.

Supporting the Environment:

The regions you’ll see on your Gypsy Ātman retreat are some of the most beautiful natural places on earth. We’re dedicated to traveling in an eco-friendly, sustainable way.

Community Partners

Some of the ways Gypsy Atman supports the local communities to which we travel are:

Women’s Self-Help Groups

We partner with groups like these to connect our guests with the women involved with various small-scale industries. Guests can purchase handmade wovens and learn ancient techniques from the women who carry on these traditional crafts.

Children’s Homes and Schools

We work with local children’s homes and schools that provide free education and other services to children in the regions to which we travel.

Local Farmers

We partner with farmers on our retreats to bring our guests fresh, locally sourced meals and ingredients. This not only supports the local community, but gives our guests the chance to enjoy clean, nutritious meals directly from local farms to our table. Some of our retreats also include farm visits, where you can learn about the local produce grown in the region.

If you are an organization in the mountains

and wish to collaborate with us, contact us!

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