The Team Gone By
Parikshat (2002-03) was one of the founder members of Muse and it was his vision and love for Spiti that inspired him to establish the NGO Muse and work in this region. The team lost Parikshat unfortunately in a car accident while he was returning from Spiti in the winters of 2003.
Sonam Jorgyes (2002), for being with us and getting us started in the initial stages.
Gautam (2005), a man with a keen eye and also with the words to go with it. A passionate photographer, his contributions to Ecosphere’s travel initiatives are invaluable. Thanks for the pics G and the vision for Ecosphere. This website owes it to you.
Jasrriet (2006-07), a development professional from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a master of innovation and storehouse of energy. Her short but intense period with Ecosphere was one of rapid movements and gave Ecosphere a completely fresh and different perspective. She still continues to be one of our biggest supporters and assets.
Angchuk Dorje alias Amar Singh(2002-07), a native of the Spiti valley and one of the first locals to get involved with the initiatives of Ecosphere.
Lotey Zangbo alias Kalu(2002-06), a hard working individual who was involved in the management and set up of the Seabuckthorn processing units.
Schichot alias Raj Kumar(2006-08), was involved in the energy projects of Ecosphere. Although his stay was short it was definitely fruitful.
Bhutit (2002-08), – another one of the locals who supported the cause of the organisation in the initial years. Her involvement in the seabuckthorn initiative was critical for its initial success.
Namgyal Dolma (2004-06) – the Rangrik nomo (girl from Rangrik village, famous for its pretty girls!!) thanks for keeping the office up and running efficiently.
Freya - Fatema Rehman (2008) – The biker girl from Bangalore. She brought in a new lease of interesting perspectives to Ecosphere and made her time fruitful and meaningful both for Ecosphere and herself. The summer of 2008 in Spiti will remember her fondly.
Yakuta Poonawala (2009) – A graduate in filming and a keen trekker, Yakuta spent 6 months with Ecosphere and worked on furthering Ecosphere’s responsible travel objectives.
Sonam Lotey (2007-10) - with his youthful vigour and infectious smile was a great asset to the Ecosphere team both in the office and in the field where he managed our solar passive housing projects.
Chhering Angdui (2008-13) - alias Anjaan, was one of our first truly trained tour guides, trained by us in mountaineering, English and as a naturalist. He moved on to start his own homestay and we wish him well.
Angdui (2009-14) –managed our office and shop before he went on to get trained as a multi-cuisine chef at Taste of Spiti, which he ran single-handedly for a few years.
Sunil (2002-14) - began his love affair with the Spiti Valley in 1995 when he and a friend reached Spiti on the back of a truck totally by chance. This chance visit to Spiti eventually culminated in the formation of Muse and Ecosphere of which he is a co-founder. He moved on to follow his passions for the mountain environments, its people and their mutual needs.
Nawang (2015-16) – was trained to run the sol café and ran it for 2 years before he went on to start his own café at Komic – he now runs what could possibly be the highest café in the world. If you liked the Sol Café, do go visit him too for a taste of Sol at Komic.
Shubhda (2015-18) – was our crucial link to the outside world and managed all our internet operations without a glitch. Such passion and talent offcourse meant she got into one of the premier MBA institutes of the world. She is now following her passion for travel, social enterprises and sustainability.