Where are we now on porters’ rights?

In our major campaign for porters’ rights in mountainous regions we highlighted the working conditions for Nepalese Sherpas supporting trekking tours on Everest. This is making the headlines again in 2015. So again we are speaking out. Trekking has become big business for a very poor country; yet it comes at great cost.  The local guides risk their lives routinely […]

Trekking Wrongs: Porters’ Rights

As a result of a ground-breaking campaign by Tourism Concern, Trekking Wrongs: Porters’ Rights, over half of UK trekking tour operators  adopted our code of conduct for improved working conditions for mountain porters. The successes of this campaign also informed other campaigns and industry codes of conduct. But the work of supporting and protecting the porters, who […]