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Sustainability Our Approach is simple. We seek to offer visitors something different: genuine experiences designed sustainably with an eye for a positive impact

We are guided by our three core values

Community Empowerment

Investing in the local community is one of our core values. We hope to set the standard in our country and within the travel industry to benefit the most important and often underserved stakeholders: locals.

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We invest in and create programs that promote women’s empowerment. This starts from our office as women make up 50% of our workforce.

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We create economic opportunities to support indigenous groups in rural areas.

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We work to develop new tourist destinations so that new communities can benefit from tourist activities.

Our commitment towards empowering communities led to the establishment of the Community Homestay Network. The Community Homestay Network began as a part of our CSR initiative. Today, after receiving a Booking.com Booster grant to kick-start the platform, it has grown into an independent social enterprise that helps to empower women all over Nepal. The platform creates opportunities for rural communities to connect with travelers thereby allowing them to experience the benefits of tourism. The company also sets up skills training classes, provides loans, medical care and education support to foster stronger communities.

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Environmental Stewardship

Sustainability is not a trend or a buzzword for us. It is how we do business.

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Our offices are powered by climate friendly solar panels

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We have a no single-use plastic policy in our offices. We have extended this practice to the field by providing guides and porters with reusable metal water bottles.

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Our fleet of vehicles are on track to be replaced by electric vehicles

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We are working to understand our carbon emissions so we can become carbon neutral

Giving back

Our communities are what make us. When they benefit, we benefit and when we benefit, they should benefit too.

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We support Kiran Namaste, an NGO that works to support single mothers in Nepal, by creating a market for the products made by the members.

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We sponsor the Garimudi School in Nuwakot and Shree Jagadamba Higher Secondary School in Madhela, Bardiya.

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We support Rural Assistance Nepal. RAN sets up schools and hospitals in remote regions of Nepal.

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We are one of the four local partners of the Climate Trek Nepal which is a climate-friendly trekking route in the Helambu Region. The goal of “Climate Trek Nepal” is to help Helambu region recover from the 2015 earthquake while promoting sustainable tourism. We provide consulting and marketing support to Climate Trek Nepal.

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427 +
lives impacted
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alternative and emerging tourist destinations developed
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number of impact travelers hosted in homestays
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unique community-based itineraries offered

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Recognition for our work

Travel Life

Travelife Certification

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G-adventures Ripple Effect award

IIPT

Resilience Efforts through Cultural Diversity (International Institute for Peace through Tourism)

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