Working philosophy

Baltistan Fundazioa is an international development cooperation NGO that works for the human, integral and endogenous development of the people in the communities of the Hushé Valley, in Baltistan, an isolated high mountain region in northern Pakistan. It is a reference organization in the world of mountaineering and its motto is: The mountain, a bond of solidarity.

Mission and values.


What we are

Baltistan Fundazioa is an international cooperation NGO that works for the human, integral and endogenous development of the people in the communities of the Hushé Valley in Baltistan, a high mountain region in northern Pakistan. It is a reference organization in solidarity with the world of mountaineering and its motto is: the mountain, a bond of solidarity.


The change we want to contribute to

Baltistan Fundazioa contributes to the integral development by working for the improvement of the education of the children; for the improvement of the health of the valley, and by enhancing the acquisition of knowledge and skills of the inhabitants through training for the improvement of the socio-economic development. It also facilitates the processes of women's empowerment and the equalization of rights between men and women in all areas (education, health, culture and personal autonomy).

Who we work with

Baltistan Fundazioa works in a respectful way with the local agents, thus promoting an endogenous development. It coordinates with different groups, committees and local associations and among them with Felix Foundation Baltistan (FFB), a foundation composed exclusively of people from the area. It collaborates by strengthening its leadership as an agent of development, its autonomy and a functioning in accordance with the principles of mountaineering. To do this, it also relies on the faculty of education of Agha Khan University (PDCN), the recently created University of Skardu and the regional government.


In the Basque Country

Baltistan Fundazioa disseminates its solidarity experience in the mountains mainly in Navarre and the Basque Country. Awareness-raising activities with the aim of generating critical and supportive awareness, banishing stereotypes or prejudices and offering ways of collaboration and connection.

How we are

Baltistan Fundazioa is an open organization. In it, people, companies or organisations find a place where they can contribute their capacities, experiences, time and resources. It integrates the key values of mountaineering and translates them into organisational practices:

  • Authenticity and honesty that are embodied in practices of transparency and humility.
  • The values of constancy, hard work and tenacity are translated into an effort to efficiently manage resources.
  • Optimism is the commitment to a healthy and stimulating organizational culture for the people who participate in it.