Our Mission

 

To form a voluntary multi-sector alliance of stakeholders and individual contributors dedicated to developing and implementing initiatives supporting the sustainable development of mountain tourism and communities in Gilgit-Baltistan.

About Us

High Altitude Sustainability Pakistan (HASP) was established in 2015 to aid in managing the sustainability of adventure tourism and mountain communities in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It was formed by a group of individuals concerned about unsustainable tourism practices, lack of suitable regulation, and other activities beginning to negatively impact the pristine character of the area and host-communities. Together we hope to contribute to alleviating these trends.

 

HASP aims to support responsible tourism in the region by affecting the entire ecosystem - the people who work on the glaciers and trails as well as the area itself. 

 

Through our social development activities HASP aims to improve high altitude staff welfare as well support the well-being of their communities. Our goal is to offer vocational training, equipment support, highlight outstanding achievements of high altitude porters, the problems they face and support their prerequisites for a sustainable future. With our environmental conservation initiatives HASP endeavors to impact waste removal, raise awareness on the ecological footprint of adventure tourism and the gaps in the current systems in place to manage this impact.

In order to effectively address these issues we aspire to catalyze, help coordinate and organize joint action on relevant issues bringing together stakeholders including local porter and guide associations, local community representatives, tour operators, local and international NGOs and relevant government departments.

Testimonials

Directorate of Central Karakoram National Park expresses thankfulness for support to keep the mountains and glaciers of Central Karakoram National Park clean. It has been your support that made it possible to collect 4498 KGs of animal carcasses and solid waste from Baltoro Glacier and transport down to Askoli.

 

On behalf of Directorate of Central Karakoram National Park (Parks and Wildlife Department Gilgit-Baltistan), I extend my warmest gratitude to High Altitude Sustainability Pakistan for their contribution on waste management in CKNP during the year 2015.“Sustain Baltoro project is an appreciable effort for the better waste management in the largest protected area of country….thumbs up HASP". We are optimistic that your cooperation for this noble cause will continue in future as well so that the world renowned Baltoro glaciers remain clean from waste.

Yasir Abbas

Ecologist for Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) Gilgit-Baltistan

"The reason I was first interested in High Altitude Sustainability Pakistan was because I wanted to help the environment of our country but as I stayed and worked I learnt that this NGO worked for so much more. They not only work for the environment but also for the people of our country and to maintain a culture that has been present in our country for decades. It is an amazing organization and it is an honour to work alongside them". 

Sameer Alam

HASP Baltoro Cleanup Volunteer 2016

Good if you continue your clean up expedition..i really like that.baltoro is so rude,dry but awsome place...concern about this place is very rare and nice.

Yannick Graziani

Alpinist, Chamonix, France

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Video Testimonials

Askoli resident Mohammad Iqbal gives his perspective on the Sustain Baltoro Cleanup expeditions by High Altitude Sustainability and Khupra Care Pakistan. 

The Camp Manager at Khubursay stage talks about the impact of the Sustain Baltoro cleanup expeditions on his camp.

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High Altitude Sustainability Pakistan

 

33, St 23, F-10/2, Islamabad, Pakistan, 44000.

Phone:0092(0)512293395, 0092(0)3458535392

Email: info@highaltitudesustainability.org

 

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