It all starts at home so we have first worked to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Leaders & local suppliers
Whilst staying at the gite in the mountains there is the opportunity to meet the villagers and learn what we have achieved over ten years of supporting the village as one of our Responsible Tourism projects. We have supplied a water pipeline system to the village and a toilet block for the school and are keen to continue with much-needed improvements for the people of the village. We have almost achieved our 2011 aim of building a Hammam to help with hygiene issues in the village and provide a self-sustainable income for many of the inhabitants.
After funding a water tower for the village of Tijhza in 2000, we have since helped with a variety of schemes that we hope will help with hygiene issues and provide a more sustainable income for the villagers. Tijhza managed to get electricity in 2004, have had a yearly medical clinic (thanks to our regular volunteer groups) and is now getting a Hammam (Moroccan steam bath), which we hope will be completed this year (2012).
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.
Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem and our trip leaders encourage clients not to stray from paths to minimise this.
The three founders of this adventure company drove from London to Kathmandu in 1974 on an itinerary they made up as they went along, ending with a hike up to Everest Base Camp. Believing activity holidays offer you greater insight into a country, they set up as trekking tour operators. The staff all come from adventurous backgrounds, have led dozens of trips all over the world and have collectively climbed Kilimanjaro over 100 times. Whether you want a hardcore trek or a softer experience, rest assured your guide will have the expertise to take you firmly out of your comfort zone.
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