Responsible Adventures is an ecological trekking organization designed to improve, protect and preserve the environment of the Himalayan mountain rangers. An organization for the 21st century, we are leaders in the organization ozf ecological mountain treks.
Responsible Adventures was created and developed by a group of young environmentally and culturally conscious former Trek leaders with more than 18 years of experience each in leading treks throughout the Himalaya, The Alps, Australia and The Rockies. All of the founding worked for some of the biggest and reputed adventure travel companies throughout their professional careers.
All employees of Responsible Adventures have many years of trekking and mountaineering experience and actively promote the protection and ecological use of the fragile environment of the Himalaya. The Himalaya is home to most of our team and they wish to share its natural beauty and culture with trekkers and other guests. We are striving to instill respect to these sacred mountain ranges, while helping to preserve their historic surroundings, people and culture. We aim to make a difference.
Responsible Adventures is among the first trekking companies to design treks in the Himalaya where all refuse resulting from trekking is ecologically disposed of or pact-returned to centers where it can be properly dealt with. Biodegradable rubbish is burned to facilitate quick disintegration. Plastics and other synthetic materials will be returned to base for recycling. We request each trekker to ensure that this practice is strictly observed.
Responsible Adventures are pioneers in the just treatment of all its employees. We actively work on abolishing the mistreatment and ill payment of Trek leaders, local guides and porters. Our employees are assured proper wages, as well as receiving benefits that are among the best in the Himalaya. Sharing bonuses and profits between all employees is one the many important aspects of Responsible Adventures' policies.
We invite open-minded and perceptive people to feel the Buddha within whilst trekking from lush tropical forests to the arid high plateaus. Rise above the earthly pleasures and perceive the beauty of nature whilst trekking past steep monastic walls, across high passes and into thin air. Experience the openness and connection between man and nature, which is only available in the lofty heights of the Himalaya.
Responsible Adventures' Mission
To share the essence of the Himalaya - its vastness, timelessness, culture and humanity -- and to provide our customers with the highest quality travel experience available in this extraordinary part of the world.
Responsible Adventures' Commitment
To enchant our customers and exceed their expectations.
Responsible Adventures' Guarantee
Responsible Adventures guarantees to provide our customers with a successful and adventurous journey. If you are unsatisfied with any element that is within our control, let us know and we'll do everything possible to make it right for you.
Responsible Adventures is committed to responsible tourism, through its policies and practices which permeate all aspects of its business. The company's policies aim to ensure that Responsible Adventures and its clients act in a way which is socially, environmentally and culturally sound. We feel strongly that all our holidays should benefit the local communities, protect the environment by minimizing pollution, and respect local traditions, religion and heritage. We tread lightly - low volume, low impact trekking/touring is the best way of preserving the beautiful and fragile places we visit.
Responsible Adventures is an adventure travel company with a real difference. We cater for all ages and any group size, ranging from family trekking holidays to school educational trips.We can tailor make your holiday and can take care of everything for you.You can be assured of an upgraded service with the utmost attention to detail. A step above from a normal adventure holiday. Our team has many years experience and are highly trained by our founder Raj Tamang, more about him later! We have such a good reputation in our field that most Sherpa and Porters long to work with us.
Responsible Adventures has four key responsibilities.
Our customers are of utmost importance to us, and we make sure they get the treatment they deserve. Every detail, no matter how small, is given our full attention throughout every trip, so we can assure our customers experience an exciting and breathtaking holiday. We may even throw in a few surprises along the way.
We have always said our friendly employees are our biggest asset, as we strongly believe that our happy staff are one of the many reasons we have so many happy customers. We value our staff very highly, and every happy porter, talented support crew member, and expert trek leader has been handpicked and fully trained by us. We pride ourselves in not only making your treks easier, but entertaining you along the way. Responsible Adventures have a committed fair-trade approach; we pay all our staff a generous wage to help improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. There are a whole load of porters and sherpas hoping to get involved with Responsible Adventures because of this, to improve their own living conditions and work in a well respected work environment, which gives us the advantage of being able to handpick the best, and provide a unparalleled trekking service in the Himalaya.
We have been association with a number of local charities for many years, and a percentage of the tour costs we receive go directly towards helping these charities. There may even be an opportunity to visit the places effected during the trips, to see what the tour contributions has provided.
Our main aim is to the country we love, with you, and help improve the quality of life for the people in and around Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. We are committed to making a difference here, and the profit from our tours is last on our agenda.
Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"
An excellent introduction to the joys of nepal, exploring the Kathmandu and Pokhara valley and enjoying the immense beauty of the Himalayas. 3 nights are spent in the Chitwan National Parkand given enough time for low altitude.Tim Collins, Austria