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Snowland Journeys was founded by Zara Balfour to offer sustainable long-term support to the children, school and mountain families who she got to know whilst she was in Nepal making

award-winning feature documentary film,

Children of the Snow Land.

Outdoor learning and expedition expert Phil Briggs 

joined Zara and together they developed the concept for Snowland Journeys, always working with the beneficiaries to ensure a needs-led programme of support, to help enable Himalayan children to fulfil their rights to maintain contact with their families, communities and culture, alongside their right to education.

Read more about the work Snowland Journeys does.

Our Story


Micaela Blitz

Marketing Manager

Snowland Journeys is a Community Interest Company (CIC), limited by guarantee without share capital with charitable aims. 


Snowland Journeys CIC is governed by its Articles of Association which ensures that its profits and assets are used to enable the communities it was established to support.

Tax Relief

Franziska Thomas

Fundraising Manager

You can claim Gift Aid Tax Relief on donations to Snowland Journeys at our Localgiving page.

You can claim Social Investment Tax Relief on investments into Snowland Journeys.  Contact us for details.

Our Structure
Our Team



Zara Balfour


Paul Zabihi

Lead Digital Designer & UX/UI

Phil Briggs

Director of Operations

Franziska Thomas

Fundraising Manager

Micaela Blitz

Marketing Manager

Consuela McKenzie Creative Strategy Consultant


Ram Sundar Thapa Snowland Journeys
Kumar Lama Snowland Journeys
Nima Gurung Snowland Journeys

Nima Gurung

Graduate Trainee Guide

Ram Sundar Thapa

Nepal Operations Manager

Kumar Lama

Expedition Guide

Tsering Diki


Zin Pa Gyaltsen Budha


Jeewan Mahatara

Graduate Trainee Guide

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