Nepal trekking holiday, Gokyo & Cho La Pass

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2016: 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nepal trekking holiday, Gokyo & Cho La Pass


The mighty Himalayas are a vital part in Nepal's ecosystem. The high mountain lakes and glaciers provide drinking water and supply many rivers in Nepal. Climate change is threatening glacial melt which would cause rivers to burst their banks which in turn would result in catastrophic flooding. A burst glacial lake would have monumental effects on the environment. We encourage all its guests to act responsibly on the mountains. No plastic bags to be taken on the treks, all trash that cannot be disposed of properly is to be brought back to Kathmandu, non of our guests and trekkers buy bottled water, all of our guests are told to buy a water bottle in Kathmandu and purifying tablets. Drinking water is provided from natural sources; streams, rain water, melted snow etc....

We endeavour to preserve the natural habitat of the vast array of wildlife in the Himalayas and Nepal. We make sure our footprint is minimal, tell all our customers how to act responsibly; not to feed animals, not to leave trash, only to trek on permitted areas and follow their guides. Animals such as wild boar, blue sheep, yak, leopards, the endangered red panda, many species of birds including Nepal's national bird - the lophophorus, Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, crocodiles and many more grace the land of Nepal. We strive to preserve their habitats by sticking to permitted routes and travelling mainly in small groups. Any camping trips are done responsibly, water is used from natural sources, toilets are set up properly as not to pollute the rivers and local environment.

Our cars are all new and energy efficient compared to some of the old, fuel guzzling vehicles commonly seen in Nepal. All the teahouses we use on our treks are owned by locals and use solar energy for power and to heat water. Guest can buy a bucket of hot water to wash instead of taking free, long showers that waste precious hot water. All fuel in the teahouses we use is "dried yak dung" which is as you can imagine, very renewable and is bought from the local yak farmers and owners.


We support the welfare of all guides and porters. Adequate equipment and clothing is provided and we only only use local people providing employment. We have a 20kg weight limit per porter and this is NEVER exceeded. They are fully covered for medical insurance for the duration of all their trips. All their food and accommodation is provided on the trips.

We set up CYS in 2012 which support local community projects and helps fund-raise for worthwhile causes.
When we run treks into remote regions, we trade with local people and farmers. We buy vegetables, meat, eggs, yak cheese and other local produce from them. We are a local company ourselves, we started as porters and guides so we understand the importance of supporting local people and passing on the good fortune tourism can bring. We use locally owned hotels, all our staff are Nepali locals and any trips we arrange, we use local companies and resources.

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