Our responsible tourism commitment extends to helping the local communities we visit. We employ local guides, porters and other essential support staff, and where possible, we use locally owned accommodation.
We donate approximately $500 per trek to The International Porters Protection Group (IPPG). The IPPG is a non-profit organisation run completely by volunteers from around the world. They are active in the Himalayas, Nepal, South America and Africa. IPPG’s mission is to improve health and safety for the trekking porter at work in the mountains and reduce the incidence of avoidable illness, injury and death.
The work of the IPPG has far reaching implications for the livelihood of tens of thousands of people in developing countries who carry the loads that help trekkers to enjoy their challenges in the mountains.
We have also drastically reduced the carbon footprint of our UK operations, and are making a huge effort to do so in our destination countries too. We are also investing to offset the emissions from the international flights required to take part in our challenges.
We also provide travellers with a responsible tourism policy detailing ways in which you can be an ethical traveller. From packing conscientiously to advice on local customs & environmental awareness overseas to maintaining contact with your new international friends upon your return – our policy is a comprehensive document providing all the info you need to trek, climb or cycle responsibly.
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