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Altitude: The Ride for Himalayan Life

High Altitude, Thin Air, Uncertainty and Challenge

Himalayan Life CEO and founder, Daniel Burgi, and a few friends are embarking on an epic six-day journey biking through the Himalayas. They will cycle over two of the highest passes in the world: Khardung La Pass at 18,380 ft and Chan La at 17,586 ft located in Ladakh, North India.

The purpose of this ride is not to check off a bucket list item, but an opportunity to experience the reality of the lives of many families and children we serve: high altitude, thin air, uncertainty, and challenge. It is also an opportunity to raise funds.

As Himalayan Life, we believe that the key to transformation in the Himalayas is education. We want to raise funds to help more children access education so they can experience the transformation it offers.

Why Bike for Altitude?
Daniel Burgi

“When travelling to Ladakh in the Himalayas of North India for the first time some 15 years ago, I was astounded to find a workforce of thousands of Nepalese labourers there. It turned out that they had migrated from Nepal to India for reasons of massive economic hardship, and that many of them had in fact been sold into a situation of bonded labour…”

Read more about why Daniel Burgi is biking for Altitude here!

Cam Ross

“Over the past 6 years, I have seen firsthand the difference Himalayan Life makes in the lives of some of the poorest and least considered people in the world, street children and other marginalized children in Nepal. HL’s desire is to move them from “not life to life” by protecting, nurturing, educating and loving these children. This offer of hope and a future is an ongoing story of redemption and transformation…..”

Tim Epp

“Daniel shared stories and showed us countless images of small children that had been abandoned, left to fend for themselves in the streets.  These children had nothing;  no food, no clothes, no love, no future.  Seeing children no older than my youngest daughter Lucy (who was only 3 years old at the time) in this situation broke my heart.  Daniel talked about how it was their mission to help these children, to protect, nurture, and educate them……”

Denise Wiltse

Sonam Sherpa

Follow the Ride Live!

Follow the ride live through our social media channels, Instagram or Facebook or check out the updates on our fundraising page here.