Nepal responsible trek organizer company Himalayan Smile Treks completely follow the code of conduct of responsible tourism. Responsible Tourism is a conservation practices based on a sustainable theme. It’s about respecting and benefiting local people and the environment. It is about bringing you closer to local cultures and environments by involving local people in tourism. The responsible travellers want to get a little bit more out of their travels, and to give a little bit back to the special places and people that they encounter. They want deeper and more real travel experiences making positive contribution towards conserving global diversity.
Our responsible initiatives
Be a responsible trekker !
Porters are the indispensable part of Trekking and Mountaineering activity in Nepal. If there is no help of porters anyone can’t enjoy lifetime trekking and mountaineering experience. Porters carry baggage of trekkers up and down mountain trails. Tragically most of the porters are come from poor family. They are uneducated. Often whole family is depending on them. That’s why they try to save the money that they earned from trekking economizing to fulfill their basic needs like trekking shoes, warm jackets, sun glasses, altitude medicines etc. So, a number of porters they suffer from altitude sickness and cold related illness. Some of them even die due to those reasons.
As Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures is responsible trek organizer, we provide standard remuneration to all our porters. In addition to it we allocate certain percentage of profit from every trip for the welfare of porters. We use that fund buying basic trekking equipment and distributing to local porters. We do this job every January and June coordinating with Porters’ Progress Nepal, a nonprofit organization working to protect the interest and livelihood of porters. Besides them we ourselves have launched clothing collection campaign from tourists. Any trekker after finishing their trek if interested to give their trekking cloths as well as equipment to mountain workers they can provide them to the staff of our clothing bank. We distribute them to the porters.