The Lhotse Expedition aims to nurture in our youth a global mindset that welcomes creative challenge and is curious about the unknown world. Kia Motors considers support for the future generation a priority for social development and humanity’s advancement. We launched the Lhotse Expedition program for teens in 2006. Participants get to see and experience the human civilization and natural environment of the Himalayas.
Through volunteer work at a remote village, participants can heighten their understanding of cultural diversity and develop knowledge and skills for coexistence. The program also offers additional cultural exchange and volunteer opportunities in the Himalayas before and after the actual expedition. In 2010, the Lhotse Expedition will change its name to Eco Dynamics Expedition. The program will strengthen environmental and ecological education and offer a wider range of hands-on volunteer activities.