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.
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.
2016 Tourism Concern Members Discount:
Please note that the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal have impacted Nepal Trekking drastically. Recovery efforts are continuing and the health and well-being of the Sherpa people is the highest priority at this time. At this stage some trekking routes may not be available but others may be, many wildlife and cultural tours are unaffected – please keep in regular contact with our website and support Nepal get back on its feet.
We are willing participants of the 2016 Tourism Concern discount voucher offer. New Tourism Concern members that receive a £100 discount voucher can redeem the discount with us (conditions apply). Email us at the link below for more details.