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Date: July 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Sathsathai made an effort to raise women’s voices from Kalapatthar (5644m) of the Everest region, Nepal on 08 March 2022 to mark the 112th International Women’s Day. The 40 women’s team was joined by Manisha Koirala, Dr. Radha Wagle, Saru Shrestha Joshi, Dr. Siddhartha Bajra Bajracharya, Babita Basnet, Bandana Rana, Sharad Adhikari, Balkrishna Basnet together with a great team of media personnel. The slogan for this unique and symbolic International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 celebration was “Women United for Climate Justice”.

Therefore, IWD 2022 celebration with the slogan “Women United for Climate Justice” in Kalapatthar in the Everest region aims to carry a deep and powerful meaning. That there is a desperate need to build outside support for women of the Himalaya mountain ranges, who are living in the most remote and isolated regions of the world, and contributing least to greenhouse gas emissions, but are the hardest hit by the consequences of climate change.

Sathsathai founder Prajeeta Karki expressed deep concern about the irreversible melting of the Himalayan glaciers. She insisted on the urgency for integrating local and global actions to reduce climate impacts. Ms Karki added that climate change has become an existential issue in the Himalaya, and that without concerted action women and girls would continue to be frontline victims.


Day 01 – Domestic Airport in Kathmandu to Khumbu region, Lukla

Day 02 – Trek to Namche Bazar 11,290 feet / 3,440 meters 

Day 03 – Acclimatization at Namche

Day 04 – Namche to Tengboche

Day 05 – Tengboche to Dingboche

Day 06 – Acclimatization at Dingboche

Day 07 – Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 08 – Lobuche to Gorakshep

Day 09 – Gorakshep – Kalapathar – Lobuche (Celebration of International Women’s Day at Kalapathar)

Day 10 – Lobuche to Tengboche

Day 11 – Tengboche to Monjo

Day 12 – Monjo to Lukla

Day 13 – Lukla to Kathmandu (Via flight)

Kalapatthar Declaration

  1. Advocates the ‘Climate Justice’ issues to ensure that women and disadvantage groups are treated fairly and equitably to improve their adaptation capacity to the Climate Change impacts;
  2. Makes every effort to define the role of women in mitigating and adaptation of Climate Change;
  3. Appeals to strengthen the climate resiliency of health systems to protect and promote human health and wellbeing particularly focusing on women and children;
  4. Seeks support from the international community to enable mountain people particularly women to meet the unfolding challenges of Climate Change;
  5. Draws global attention to the challenges of Climate Change in the Himalayas and downstream;
  6. Raise our concern on melting of Himalayas as a result of global warming;
  7. Supports to safeguard Himalayan ecosystems which provide immense services to millions of people living in the mountains and plains;
  8. Expresses its commitment to join hand with the global climate justice movement to achieve a scientifically sound and socially just response to Climate Change;
  9. Ensures its commitment to promote the Himalayas as a key nature-based tourism destination; and
  10. Commits to generate awareness and capacitate vulnerable communities particularly women to cope with the changing climate.