The Heart of Nepal trek, tailormade

A fantastic overview of Nepal’s diverse highlights, this tailor made trip includes trekking in the Himalayas, wildlife in Chitwan and the culture and architecture of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.
Kathmandu Pokhara trek to Khare rafting on the Trisuli River Chitwan National Park wildlife viewing village visit Bhaktapur
Price
£3500excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Type
Tailor made
More info
2021 starting guide price pp based on twin share.
We can arrange flights from the UK.
In order for us to put together a detailed response it would be very helpful if you could provide full details in your inquiry as listed below
Make enquiry

Description of The Heart of Nepal trek, tailormade

Price information

£3500excluding flights
2021 starting guide price pp based on twin share.
We can arrange flights from the UK.
In order for us to put together a detailed response it would be very helpful if you could provide full details in your inquiry as listed below
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary. Please contact us for further details

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Vacation information

Tailor made tour:
This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort. As this trip can be tailor made it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and zipcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In 1998 they received a prestigious environmental award. Working with them, we employ only Nepali staff, help to educate their staff and encourage conservation awareness, donate to social welfare projects, plant trees to combat deforestation, collect rubbish form the areas we operate in, and financially support nature conservation organisations such as Bird Conservation Nepal.

We were voted most responsible tour operator by UK NGO Tourism Concern. On average 75% of the cost of your trip - excluding flights - remains in the destination.

For every person that travels with the company, it plants trees through The Travel Forest initiative. Depending on where they plant and the requirement of the specific area, they plant either indigenous trees or a mix of indigenous and non-native species. Planting non-native seedlings may seem counter-intuitive but doing this can often help any remaining indigenous forest from being cut down (e.g. for fuel) as some non-native trees grow much more quickly than indigenous types. They particularly aim to save ancient or older indigenous forest, through offering an alternative option for fuel requirements of local communities. In addition to this benefit, their Travel Forest initiative helps with such things as planting for water-course retention, soil erosion, shade and even food – all depending on what is planted and where. They have planted almost 100,000 trees to date in various degraded locations including the Andean mountains in Peru, northern Tanzania and Malawi. This has always been done in conjunction with the local communities who plant and then tend the seedlings. Trees are far more important to the health of this planet (and us) than many people imagine. This global Travel Forest initiative can and does make a big difference.

As part of our commitment to the environment we have a programme to plant trees in Tanzania, Malawi, Peru etc. through the company’s foundation. This was set up to help alleviate poverty, conserve endangered wildlife, and protect earth’s environmental diversity for the benefit of us all. All the projects have a link with tourism in some way, and many benefit the wider world as well as local people, through conserving areas of natural beauty. We don’t just look overseas when considering the environment, even at the office the team planted tress in the fields surrounding the buildings to celebrate the company’s 21st birthday in 2019.

As a company we think about our partners overseas carefully. The company ethos is to use properties around the globe that have a similar ethical stance to ourselves. If they can use local suppliers for their provisions, be it food or furnishings then they do, and all offer a variety of menus including vegetarian and vegan/plant-based options. Our partners support the use of solar/renewable energies, and many are looking at ways of switching their current supplies to more eco-friendly options in order to be more efficient. The use of solar, water and air are options in use or being explored, as well as grey water run offs. Energy efficient appliances and practices, card operated in room lighting, low energy bulbs, and a change in laundry practices, are all in operation, and show just a few of the initiatives used. Our partners also use local staff within their properties. Many live on-site in seasonal properties for example reducing the travel emissions of the company, many come from the local villages and communities surrounding the properties. This includes everyone from house keeping to management and the guides that are from the locale.

Due to the nature of the vacations provided by the company, it is impossible to eliminate all flights but where possible we use the minimum flight hours an itinerary can operate with. The packages we have on offer include rail portions in some areas, which keep emissions low, many walking options and shared transportation.


People

The Nepali company with which we work is committed to encouraging sustainable tourism which benefits the Nepali people and environment. They also undertake huge environmental campaigns. Recent successes include the government's decision to implement a ban on two-stroke motorcycles in the Kathmandu Valley (a major cause of air pollution), and the imposition of a large tax on plastic bags (to encourage the use of recycled paper bags).

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