About Us
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About Nepal
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Our Treks
 

About Us


Introducing Nepal Trekking

Welcome to NEPAL TREKKING. Since 1992 we have been able to continually improve and adapt our treks and services. With many years of experience combined with that of our Sherpa colleagues we have been able to develop a very personal and flexible service that has been much appreciated by our clients. Responding to the needs of clients and producing itineraries to suit those needs means that we are now able to offer one of the most flexible tailor-made services available for all types of tourism in Nepal

 

 

Sherpa Staff and Community Support

Nepal Trekking is very involved with the Sherpa community and offers the Sherpa service that is renowned worldwide. The hospitality of these tough inhabitants of the Khumbu is well known and you are assured of a friendly and efficient service at all times.

Our Sherpa guides and other staff form an important part of our team in Nepal, with many years experience in all the trekking areas of the Himalaya. This is complemented by our long established Sherpa trekking agencies that ensure we can give a reliable and safe environment on trek, and our travel agents who make the domestic travel arrangements to move individuals and groups around the country.

 

Since our inception we have placed great emphasis on improving the lives and environment of our Sherpa staff and their families and villages. We have helped many individuals with employment and families with funding for education and clothing for children. Direct help for villages has included provision of solar powered lighting to homes and to monasteries, the building and renovation of trails and schools and monastery buildings. This has been achieved with direct funding from ourselves and donations from clients and other group community service expeditions.

We are pleased to be associated with a number of NGOs in Nepal and support a variety of local projects; these include :

Tengboche Monastery help with rebuilding following a fire in 1989, continued assistance and donations for various projects ongoing

Khunde Hospital and Himalayan Trust we deliver medical supplies for this hospital which serves the Sherpa community high in the Khumbu

Sherpa Education Sponsorship Project raising money for the educational needs of Sherpa children

 

Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) which works to raise awareness of the impact of tourism on the environment in Nepal - Nepal Trekking is the representative for KEEP in the UK. For more details see our KEEP page
Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) - operate aid posts at Pheriche on Everest trail and Manang on Annapurna round trail. Altitude awareness and treatment, rescue information
International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) - promotes awareness of porter health and working conditions. We are committed to following guidelines set by the International Porter Protection Group.
Tourism Concern - Nepal Trekking supports the work of Tourism Concern and is a member of their Ethical Tour Operator group

The Britain-Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) provides support for health and welfare throughout Nepal with assistance to the poor and disadvantaged groups to improve their health status. More information can be found on their website.

Village Projects. We are involved in community service projects in a number of Sherpa villages

 


 

 

We have also arranged successful community service expeditions in Nepal for the Brathay Explorations Group Trust, a leading exploration group for young people in the UK, and for Duke of Edinburgh Award Groups. More details on our local projects and community involvement are in our brochure.

Environmental Sustainability

Nepal Trekking is a small company deeply aware of the need to minimise our impact on the mountains and wild places we are trekking through. Our style of trekking, we believe, makes a positive contribution, our low impact and relative self-sufficiency, together with our small groups, introduce trekkers to the beauty and magnificence of the mountains and the wildlife and also a greater understanding of the people and their culture.

The main appeal of Nepal and the Himalaya lies in its landscape and culture. As many people visit the region each year it is inevitable that their passing will affect the area in some way. It is therefore desirable to keep these effects to a minimum. This requires care and consideration on the part of all travellers to leave a place as they found it, or even a little better. We hope this is reflected in the low impact aspect of our treks. By providing a full trekking service we are following traditions that have developed over many years, at the same time providing a valuable source of income for the Sherpa people we employ.

 

We carry most of our own food and fuel for cooking with Full Service groups and therefore minimise our use of local resources. One of the most damaging results of tourism is culture pollution. This stems from local values giving way to materialism, a condition very much at odds with the predominant religion of the area. By showing respect for the local people and their culture it is hoped that future generations will be able to enjoy the Himalaya as we can today.

For the first time trekker and also the more experienced, the delights of Nepal, the people and their culture and the majestic mountains can become the experience of a lifetime. May we invite you to join us and our Sherpa friends on the trail to adventure.

Booking and Travel Arrangements

All of our trekking holidays and services are offered at a Land Only price; clients will pay a basic deposit in the UK at the time of booking and the balance of the trek cost will be paid on arrival in Kathmandu in US Dollars. Clients can be assured that the majority of their trek fee is being made directly into the Nepalese economy and that our trekking staff will benefit from this direct input.

A wide choice is now available to clients to make their own international flight arrangements and to take advantage of the choice of airlines and prices which vary widely. In keeping with our usual good service, we can make all the arrangements with our agents, and full advice is available for flights.

All of our treks and holiday services start and finish in Kathmandu and full details of joining will be in the trek dossier together with details of the arrangements to make your final payment.

Our hotels in Kathmandu range from excellent 2 star through to 5 star and offer a warm and friendly reception and a safe base from which to explore the ancient Kingdoms of the valley.

Our treks are available as Full Service or Lodge Service. The itineraries that are described can, for most of the treks, be either and group departures shown on specific dates have generally been full service, i.e. camping with a guide and Sherpas, cooks, kitchen staff, and all required porters. On most of the trails in the main regions of Nepal lodges are also available for food and overnight accommodation. Most of the treks can be Lodge Service treks also and this is the choice of many of our clients. These lodges are ideal for individuals or small groups using our tailor-made service. This service does allow you to use the same itineraries, at dates to suit yourself at any time during the trekking seasons, and to include any additions to suit your requirements. Those with specific interests would find this advantageous. A lodge trek will have the services of guides and porters as required. Accommodation on full service treks is generally camping and with lodge treks there are generally double rooms available in the lodge. All meals are provided on trek, our cook and kitchen staff provides all meals on a full service trek, and for a lodge trek the lodge staff provide the meals. In the more remote and extreme areas of the country the scarcity of lodge accommodation means that Full Service is often the only viable option.

More about us

The following leaflets about our work are available for download in PDF file format. These files need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed you can download it for free by clicking here :