Correspondence can be sent to:

Dr. Harshvanti Bisht
Member Indian Everest Expedition 1984
Vice President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Principal (Retired), Govt. Post Graduate College, Uttarkashi
Uttarakhand, India



While my humble efforts have gained me some accolades, I have also had to overcome major obstacles, and could not have made it this far without the support and assistance of many steadfast friends, including Sri Rattan Singh Chauhan who has been with us since the beginning, and especially my students.

We are thankful to Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi (Almora) for their assistance in funding the plant nursery and the first plantation and to G. B. Pant Institute for Himalayan Environment & Development (Almora) for funding the second plantation. We are also thankful to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttarkashi), Shri Prashant Negi, GMVN (Dehradun), and Shri Atool Singh Chauhan GMVM (Uttarkashi) for their valuable and timely help.

Finally, I would also like to extend my appreciation to Rajiv Rawat who designed this web site after a fortuitous meeting in Uttarkashi for the Mountain Shepherds Initiative.