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Mar 05, 2020
8:45AM

IWD 2020: Thinlas Chorol sets up first women's travel company in Ladakh

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The International Women's Day will be celebrated on 8th of this month. Government has taken series of initiatives to empower women. People are using the #IWD 2020 and #BetiPadhaoDeshBadhao to share uplifting stories in the run up to International Women's Day.

In the Union Territory of Ladakh, Women have broken all the barriers and the dominance of men in the trekking arena. Once considered as the male dominated sector, trekking is now empowering rural women. It has transformed the life of many women from dependent to Independent.

In Ladakh, a young woman Thinlas Chorol has introduced woman trekking guide in the male dominated trekking industry. To train the other women as trekking guide , she setup the first women's travel company fully operated by women only. Every trekking season from April to September, she train 20 to 30 rural women to work as trekking guide.

She conducts trekking through home stays in rural areas, which has also become a source in empowering rural women economically as the home stay is run by women. Home stay is an accommodation option for tourists and trekkers in which the guests are allowed to stay at their home. College goers also opting trekking guide as part time job to support their higher education and broaden their knowledge about world through trekkers.

Recognizing her pioneering works in transforming rural women through trekking and entrepreneuring, Government of India has awarded her with Nari Shakti Puraskar and Women Transforming India. 

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