Responsible Adventures

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Responsible Adventures is an ecological trekking organization that strives to improve, protect and preserve the environment of the Himalayan mountain range. An organization for the 21st century, we are leaders in operating ethical mountain treks.

Responsible Adventures was created and developed by an environmentally and culturally conscious Trek leader with more than 20 years of experience in leading trekking holidays throughout the Himalaya. All of the founding employees have worked for some of the biggest and most reputed adventure travel companies throughout their professional careers.

We specialize in Hiking Vacations that take you Trekking all over the Himalaya on your Adventure holidays. We strive to make your Hiking Vacations in the Himalaya an experience of a lifetime. We provide specialist Trekking Holidays in the Himalayan Regions of Nepal, India (Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladakh), Bhutan and Tibet.

We say our biggest asset is our staff; consisting of happy porters, talented support crew, trekking chefs and expert trek leaders. We value our staff highly... after all happy staff makes happy customers. We have handpicked and trained all of our field staff who are very capable in making your trek easier. Here at Responsible Adventures we have a committed fair-trade approach and practice, namely Genuine Responsible Tourism. Providing our staff with a dignified working environment is of high importance to us. We pay our staff a generous wage to help them make a better life for themselves and their families. Another aspect of booking with us is that most of your money will benefit the region and people where you are trekking. Despite being only a small company, we have set our standards and integrity high. It is due to our handpicked and highly trained employees that we can proudly say that we provide good value for money and unparalleled trekking services in the Himalaya.

Whilst on a superb value for money trekking tours, our chefs provide culinary touches even in the midst of the wilderness – croutons with tomato soup, oregano in the pasta sauce, brie as a pre-dinner snack. Chinese, French and Malaysian cuisines, in addition to local fare, find their way onto the menu. But whatever the deal, the reason why Responsible Adventures gets so many trekkers returning for more – are the “nice touches” you’ll experience – real coffee at the start of a day, a celebratory glass of wine, a birthday cake in a remote setting, music and entertainment in the evening. We are a Regional Adventure Tour Operator who specializes in unforgettable Trekking Vacations and responsible tourism.

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Prominent affiliations & awards

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association

Our commitment to sustainable travel

Mission Statement:

Responsible Adventures operates tourism that fosters understanding, appreciation and conservation of the cultures and environments we visit. We operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We are committed to working with our clients and the people of our host destinations to ensure direct economic benefits at a community level, and to contribute to cultural and environmental conservation. With the continual monitoring of our operations, we aim to operate beyond best practice guidelines, endeavoring to set the world-wide industry benchmark for responsible tourism operation.

Our Policy

We comply with international environmental conventions and abide by the laws, regulations and guidelines of the countries, cultures and natural areas we visit.

  • We ensure direct economic benefits from our tourism operation to the host community, thereby providing an economic impetus to environmental conservation.
  • We hire local people whenever possible, throughout all levels of the organisation, providing them with appropriate training, to ensure an understanding and compliance with our RT policy.
  • We actively work with the host community in all tourism projects that we instigate.
  • We support local businesses and use local services whenever possible.
  • We protect the integrity of local cultures and heritage by accepting their right to determine their own development and through minimizing visitor contribution to acculturation and the decline of local values.
  • We assist in maximizing the retention of our clients' expenditure in the local communities with advice in our literature and from our leaders.

We ensure that our operations are sustainable and that our negative impact on the natural environment is minimized. Wherever and whenever possible, we make sure that our environmental effect is positive.

  • We ensure that the type and scale of our operation is appropriate to local conditions.
  • Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimum impact guidelines regarding fuel and maintenance schedules.
  • We use established, locally owned and run campsites wherever possible and endeavor to leave the site in better condition than we found it.
  • We are efficient in the use of natural resources.
  • We adhere to minimum impact guidelines pertaining to toilets, rubbish, the use of soaps, firewood, water, fuel and other items that can negatively impact the environment.
  • Whenever possible, we use site-sensitive accommodations that are not wasteful of local resources or destructive to the environment.
  • Our group sizes are regulated to minimize cultural and environmental impact.
  • We regularly monitor our impact on sites, cultures and ecosystems. We advise relevant authorities of noticeable changes and, where necessary, alter our program accordingly.
  • We abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna, and to cultural and historical sites.

We ensure that all aspects of visitors' experience are in harmony with the cultural and natural environment.

  • We help prepare our clients by providing information at all stages in order to help them minimize their cultural and environmental impact.
  • We aim to instill in our clients an understanding and appreciation of he culture and environment in which they travel by encouraging considerate, culturally and environmentally conscious habits.
  • We help enrich our clients' experience by providing cultural and environmental interpretation, both through local site specific guides, and by providing our leaders with the appropriate training

We actively support cultural, social and environmental initiatives through financial contributions and direct participatory involvement.

This Policy applies in all of our offices, as well as in the field.

  • We ensure managers, staff and contract employees know, participate and receive training in all aspects of company RT policy.
  • Our offices maintain recycling programs, waste, water and energy management programs to conserve resources and to minimize environmental impact.
  • We work with our business partners in the host destinations on all aspects of our Responsible Tourism Policy to ensure compliance.

We ensure that all of our operations abide by this Policy and that all new trips are developed in accordance with it. We regularly monitor our operations and those of our business partners to ensure that these standards are maintained. We recognize that we are not perfect in all areas and continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

3 most popular Trips (out of 10 total)

Tangbi Mani Festival Tour

Tangbi Mani Festival Tour

Paro International Airport , Paro, Bhutan for 10 Days • from $2,250* per person

Operator: Responsible Adventures

Offered September: Tangbi Mani Festival - This is a four day festival performed in Tangbi Lhakhang, located in Tangbi village. This festival is organised by the people of three vilages viz.Tangbi, Goling & Kharsath and displays the rich… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

Ura Yakchoe Festival Tour

Ura Yakchoe Festival Tour

Paro International Airport , Paro, Bhutan for 11 Days • from $2,500* per person

Operator: Responsible Adventures

Offered April: Ura Yakchoe - Ura is a beautiful village set amidst a pristine highland meadow across the Thumsingla Pass. The village has retained its traditional character and holds its own festival that offers an insight into lives… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

Luxury Everest Trek To Kongde

Luxury Everest Trek To Kongde

Kathmandu Airport, Nepal for 14 Days • from $3,500* per person

Operator: Responsible Adventures

Offered March-May, September-November: The Everest region has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950's. Up until now trekking in the stunningly beautiful region involved… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Comfort
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? No

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