Meet Raj Tamang, founder and CEO of Responsible Adventures:
- English-speaking guide who understands both Western and Himalayan cultures, inside out
- Leading treks into the Himalayan regions since 1988
- Committed to (and actively practicing) responsible tourism
- Certified Wilderness First Responder
- Believes in offering fair prices to all clients
- Pays Fair-Trade living wages to all staff
- Employs Trekking Chefs on all adventures
- Pays attention to customer requests and needs - always!
- Ensures a high staff-to-client ratio on all adventures
- Offers personalized service - from booking to return flight
For a limited time only, you can request any trek listed with Raj Tamang as your Trek Leader for an additional daily fee. This gives you the best in trek planning, as well as the finest trekking experience you can find anywhere on the planet - guaranteed! This special service ranges from US$150-$300 per day, depending on group size.
Dear Fellow Adventurers,
As a concerned earth citizen and with my love for the Himalayan region, I founded Responsible Adventures with one goal in mind: to offer high-quality adventures that make a difference to all involved.
By making a difference, I mean two things: first, I want to make your visit to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan or India different from any other trip you have ever taken. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and have a trip they can write home about and remember for a lifetime. But I also want to "make a difference" regarding the places that we travel to and explore - the Himalayas are a precious resource to all that live within, and is in need of careful preservation.
From the culture of the varied people that live here, to the forests and mountain environments, there is a need for some gentle, loving care. For years, other trekking companies have used the land and the people in ways that were not sustainable, and to be blunt, downright destructive. It is one of my lifelong ambitions to do what I can to restore the environment, as well as to help others with the same goal.
So in that regard, I invite you to join in. Come with me and my team to explore a way of living and natural beauty that is as rare as a precious jewel. We can tread lightly through an ecosystem that is still as pristine as the day it was created, and explore a way of life that has all but gone by.
Let's face it, in this modern age of technology and industry, the simple and slower-paced lifestyles of raising oxen and weaving one's own clothes is fast disappearing. Living off the land, and in return, nurturing the land for future generations is a practice fast becoming a lost art. Yet for some, it is what must be done to survive. For the folks living in the Himalayas, it's all they can do.
As a Nepali (with a family tree rooted in this style of living) I am fascinated by this lifestyle and in the perseverance of my fore-fathers and mothers. All my staff at Responsible Adventures have parents and grandparents still following this olden way of life: living in small remote villages, trading with travellers along mountain paths, and raising children in some of the most extreme environments on the planet.
So I offer myself and my company as a guiding organization, that will bring you into this part of the world to experience the lifestyle and the geography of this rich and resilient culture. And at the same time, do what we can to help preserve this environment for all posterity. In short, to leave no harmful trace behind, but instead, leave a trace of well-being and of a collaboration of cultures.
We want your trip here to be as hassle-free as possible, and your satisfaction with any service that we offer is our highest priority . So feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments, and I look forward to meeting and greeting you when you arrive.