Wednesday 23 January 2013


3rd Spiti Gold Residential Project and Adventurous journey in collaboration with Ecosphere
07 June to 23 June 2013

After two successful Gold Solar Project at Spiti, IAYP India in collaboration with Ecosphere is organising the 3rd Gold Solar Project from 7th June to 23rd June 2013. The project is one of its kind and is exclusively for Gold Award Participants. During this journey the participants will be assisting the local community in construction of a solar bath. The volunteers will participate in the actual construction of the solar bath and the set-up of a solar water geyser (Evacuated Tube Condenser) and will be assisted by a dedicated team of a qualified masons and representatives from Ecosphere. The activity will entail physical work, with a construction period of 7 to 8 days. The trip combines work and pleasure. During this trip participants will also visit some of the highest villages in the world, go on a high-altitude trek, visit some ancient monasteries dating back a 1000 years and take a yak safari and mountain bike. Traditional homestays will further enrich the experience by giving one an authentic understanding of the life and culture in a Spitian home. 

Significance of this Tour
The construction of a solar bath is of great significance in this region as great amounts of fuelwood, coal and wood is burnt for heating water which contributes to CO2 and black carbon emissions. The latter having far more damaging affects on the melting of glaciers and snow on a local level. Through the set up of a solar bath which includes both a passive solar structure as well as a solar water heating system, we enable the people to cut down on emissions (especially reducing black carbon) as well as enable them to have better hygiene through regular availability of hot water. Click to download more details 

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