Read below to find out why Himalayan Leaders is good for trekkers, the environment and employees alike!
Himalayan Leaders is an authorized company
Himalayan Leaders (P) Ltd. is a well established company registered with the government authorities of Nepal, where the goal is to provide the best quality of service available in the broad spectrum of the travel and tourism industry.
Himalayan Leaders is an expert tour operator
Himalayan Leaders distinguishes itself through its highly competent team of well-experienced professional guides who have worked in the tourism field for many years. It’s the intuitive knowledge of the nation’s culture, religion, history, geography and outstanding guiding background that has made this company successful.
A prompt response to your inquiries
Himalayan Leaders has a very efficient office in Kathmandu, where client enquiries and bookings are dealt with in a timely and professional manner through a medium that suits you… phone, email, even instant messenger if you wish!
Respecting the environment at all times
Himalayan Leaders is very aware of the importance of preserving the natural beauty and culture of our destinations so that future generations can also explore the wonders of this fragile environment. That means that we are committed to responsible travel with minimum impact on the environment and local communities.
A pension fund for our guides and porters
Himalayan Leaders has a full insurance policy for all its guides and porters. This unique insurance covers the cost of healthcare if they become injured or sick and serves the pension fund if any employee is physically disabled.
Supporting of the local communities at all times
Himalayan Leaders is engaged in a joint effort with other associations in the sector of education and healthcare for impoverished communities in Nepal, improving their chances of supporting themselves economically in the future.
Himalayan Leaders is involved in national projects such as providing dental services and various educational programs in schools. Since 2009, Himalayan Leaders is working with a small school in the countryside, a green project in the Chitwan National Park and is also sponsoring an elephants project there.
Any trip relies on both professional staff and equipment. All of our equipment is in excellent condition and constantly maintained. We continuously invest in equipment for our staff and clients to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.. Our equipment is sourced from Nepalese vendors where possible, to support our community.
Caring for and educating our employees
Employees of Himalayan Leaders receive fixed, monthly salaries. Freelance employees are also paid a decent wage. But more importantly, we provide constant training. Every employee gets the opportunity for personal development, delivered via courses in English, flowers and nature, history, and ongoing training as a mountain guide … We see the people who work for us as our key asset!
Holding on to the good values of different cultures
Interacting with very different cultures for Western travellers is an interesting and enriching experience for our clients, but at the same time, frequent interactions with western customs inevitably rubs off on our local communities. It is therefore important that visitors be well aware of the possible impact of their visit and must understand that especially poor people like to adapt to Western values and behaviour as much as possible. Our Nepalese guides like to educate you about local values and customs to add to your cultural experience.