We employ local guides, local drivers and car owners, eat at local local restaurants in the locations we visit. We donate to local schools and other institutions where there is a need. Most recent being Putao (China) mountain village school.
All office documentation, brochures, booking forms are available in electronic environment. A PDF version of our printed brochure has been available for online viewing, which reduces considerably our paper consumption in terms of print runs and mailing envelopes. We encourage our customers to use refillable water bottles whilst on treks and either refilled from jerry cans kept in the transport vehicle.
Cultural Norms and No-Nos: passengers are informed by their tour leader of social conventions to which they should be sensitive, for example touching people on the head and pointing feet at people, public signs of affection etc.