Good question. Hundreds of companies sell adventure packages. So, what makes us different?
We are a small but competent company specializing in adventure travel holidays in the Himalayan region. Since the establishment of Company in 1992, we have been continually growing as a leading adventure travel operator. We provide international quality services from our head office in Kathmandu, and we also operate in Bhutan, Tibet and India. In 2010, we launched our LLC office in North America at Charlotte, NC. Wherever you go, money alone doesn't guarantee good service - only respect and trust, earned over years of working together, are what buy you a good experience. Besides prospering in the business, we are also committed to maintain a high level of ethical standards in all our operations. Our loyal, committed and highly experienced staff-base gives us an edge over the tough competition.
- Successfully conducted the Everest Expedition in 2007 and 2009
- Conducted trekking, climbing, and expedition programs to more than 100 peaks & trails
- Number of trek programs and trekking groups goes to many hundreds every season
- An amazing success rate of more than 98% - an enormous record for any adventure operator
- Also taken a large group of 40-people to the Everest Base Camp including an 11-year-old child & a grown-up lady of 84-years
Besides the above mentioned achievements, we have also made some proud records in fulfilling our corporate responsibility. We proudly participated in the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Clean-Up Campaign in which we removed 33,000 kilograms of tin, glass, batteries and cylinders from the area, and the Annapurna (Ghandruk - Ghorepani) Clean-Up Campaign (Feb27-10th March) 2004. Similarly, we have also conducted numerous specialized adventure and tour activities such as charity treks, fund raising treks, treks for school students, corporate adventure activities, and others.
Atithi Devo Bhava: Guests are Gods – that’s our motto. We're well aware that there is only one reason why we are still growing in our business after all this time: it’s you, our valued clients. Your satisfaction and well-being are our topmost priority. We always encourage feedbacks on our services from our valuable clients. When you book with us we take care of everything - from carefully designing itineraries for proper acclimatization to upholding the most scrupulous sanitary standards in food preparation. We offer up-to-date pre-trip information, use only the best lodges, customize itineraries to suit your interests and cater to any dietary requirements. We have a fully staffed office in Kathmandu taking care of domestic flight ticketing, transfers, permits and visas. A member of our team will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival in Kathmandu, and after your completion of the trip, will also see you off at the Airport. In short, from your arrival at Kathmandu Airport to your departure, we take care of all your needs.
We worry about these things, so you don't have to. The upshot of this? You get to reap the benefits of the hard work we have put in over the years.And we get to keep doing what we love to do. And surely we have been amply rewarded for our commitments.
Safety: No Compromises
Adventure travel done appropriately with proper safety precautions are not risky in itself, but when safety measures are esteemed less, things can go wrong and minor sicknesses could turn out serious enough to be fatal. Our safety records are second to none. When it comes to keeping the overheads of our trips low, safety is one area we simply do not compromise.
We select our guides based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, impeccable judgment, and supportive teaching styles. The guides are highly professional and are well-trained including in the first aid and hygiene, personal protection equipment, and what to do if an injury occurs. First aid kits are taken on all trips and we happily provide oxygen cylinders and PAC Bags upon request (payable). The itineraries are designed in such a way as to give you enough time for acclimatization. Furthermore, we provide a pulse oxymeter to facilitate acclimatization.The device measures oxygen saturation percentage in blood along with your pulse rate. This is the best way of preventing altitude sickness because we can tell at an early stage if someone is having problems with acclimatizing. Fair Price With Quality Service
Service, quality and fair prices – is the motto of our business. The packages we have offer unbeatable value for money. But you don't have to take our word on it - we just ask our clients shop around to other adventure companies to try to find a similar package at a better price. However, we do not compromise on quality to cut down the costs. Our edge over other international operators is that we are a Nepal based business that allows us to keep our overheads to a minimum. So we can offer the same facilities as those provided by a Western company at literally a fraction of the price. That about 40% of our bookings come from repeat business proves our performance when it comes to client satisfaction.
Going on any adventure trip will require a substantial sum of money to be paid in advance. Yet trusting a company you have no prior experience with involves risk. However, we are a fully bonded trek operator authorized by the Nepal Government, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Nepal Tourism Board, Industry Department, Company Registration Office, Nepal National Bank and the Taxation Office. We are also affiliated with several prestigious regulating bodies such as NATTA, NMA, TAAN, and KEEP. Additionally, we have launched our new North American affiliate located in the USA to further ensure that that your payment is secure with us.
A detailed list of our registrations and licenses for operation:
- Nepal Ministry of Industry, Office of Company Register, Reg No: 7964/054/055
- Nepal Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourism, Reg No: 388/054
- Nepal Department of Small Cottage and Industries, Reg No: 1150/211
- Nepal Ministry of Finance, Department of Tax, PAN No: 500093863
- Tax Clearance Certificate No: 2362/065/066
- Central Bank Of Nepal, Nepal Rastra Bank, Department of Foreign Currency Exchange, Authorization No: 379/064/065
- North Carolina Secretary of State (United States of America), SOSID 113015
- Bank of America, 6611 Carmel Rd Charlotte, NC 28226
As Nepalese we love our country deeply, but at the same time we're not blind to its problems. And so we're committed to helping Nepal along the road to peace and prosperity in our own way. Part of this is our support for Child Environment Nepal (CEN). CEN is a non-government, non-profit organization committed to educating and caring for Nepali children orphaned by the Nepali civil war. Each year we contribute 1% of our annual profit to the organization.
For more information on this inspiring organization or to find out how you can help, please visit at www.cennepal.org.np
Leaders & Crew Members
Himalayan Glacier Trekking employs and trains local staff so that the local communities benefit from our adventure operations. However, we never compromise on our high safety and quality standards. All of our leaders and guides are carefully selected based on their aptitude, experience, and leadership skills. Most of our guides are continuously working with us for more than 10 years. Our guides are trained for remote emergencies and are well versed in local politics, culture and customs. Please check out the personal records of our guides who have scaled the Mt. Everest several times, including hundreds of other lesser peaks. Thus, we guarantee that all our guides, cooks, and other crews members are qualified and experienced professionals who make it sure that you’re always safe, sound, and happy. To meet our team, check out the Guide Profile Page .
Most trekking and hiking tour operators guarantee to run treks and hikes only when they get a minimum number of people. Our minimum requirement for operation is only two people, thus we can provide you a personalized service at a reasonable cost.
We recognize them as the pillars of the company. Even in our beginning days, we were the only company to take a stand against the exploitation of porters and guides that was rife in the industry (and to a large degree, still is). That most of our staffs from the beginning have stayed with us all this time proves our commitment for fair business policies. Our leaders, guides, cooks and porters work as a well-balanced team. We respect them, provide them insurance and equipment, guarantee them work, and pay them well.
We sincerely observe Responsible Tourism practices, and our policies are guided by the principles for Economic Responsibility, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Responsibility. We endeavor to be the role models for those around us and hope that our principles can contribute to awareness and change. We have launched a number of eco-projects in the last few years in co-operation with the Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP). We're proud to say our last clean-up campaign at Dhaulagiri Base Camp removed 33,000 kilograms of tin, glass, batteries and cylinders from the area, and we also did The Annapurna (Ghandruk - Gherepani) cleanup campaign Feb. (27-10th March) 2004
The sad truth is that most trekking companies are reluctant to contribute when it comes to be environmentally sensitive. The result, the whole Himalayan environment has been endangered, and as a consequence environmental ecosystem of the world has suffered. We design our itineraries and operate on the field guided by the principles of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. All our staffs have all been given environmental training and are all very sensitive to the delicate eco-systems we enter. "Take pictures, leave only foot prints" is our motto for preserving the environment..
More Pictures of Annapurna
(Ghandruk-Ghorepani) & Dhaulagiri
Clean up Campaign
Feb. (27-10th March) 2004.
That's all fine and good, but why else should I choose you?
Well, uhh, if you were running this adventure company, we'd choose you.
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