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Trekking Experts has its own identity in Nepalese industry as ethical travel guide and environment and social friendly business activities. Our all activities will be considered in favor all the parties and stakeholders. Trekking Experts is committed to protecting our HOME through empowering mountain communities and conserving ecosystems, to ensure that our mountains and natural resources will continue to provide the essential resources – natural, cultural and inspirational — needed for mankind‘s survival on a healthy planet. 

Trekking Experts is contributing to the communities where we operate trekking trips, making us as committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Giving back is a fundamental aspect of Trekking Experts’ identity and values. We picked the most essential causes of the community that most affect people‘s daily lives such as health, education, employment and empowerment, environment protection, community development and cultural conservation. We especially reach out to people by involving in their daily lives; responding their common problems, helping them for their daily problems which has long term impact and sustainable development. Some major initiatives by Trekking Experts for society and people are:

HEALING HAKU PROJECT

Healing Haku Project is a volunteer based project initiated by volunteers Edyta, Dinesh, Pasang and Tshering. With financial and technical support of Trekking Experts, this project became one of most effective earthquake relief program in Rasuwa. Many national daily news papers from Nepal, Poland and Spain have designated this project as the most effective earthquake relief program in Nepal. Throughout this project we have succeed to help and add smiles on the faces around 3200 earthquake victims (751 families) of Haku, Rasuwa. 

 

Healing Haku Project is of the most effective earthquake relief program for earthquake victims of Langtang region (Rasuwa). And this project is designated as ‘The Most Effective Earthquake Relief’ by national daily newspapers of Nepal, Poland and Spain. This project is initiated and funded by Trekking Experts after the massive earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015. This project has helped around 3200 earthquake victims of a remote place ofLangtang region (Haku, Rasuwa). Through this program earthquake victims have got help in food, shelter, education, sanitation and livelihood generation activities. Read more about this project www.healinghaku.org

 

 

TRAVEL WITH SOCIAL CAUSE

Travel With Social Cause’ is a charitable travel program designed to help marginalized and needy people of Nepal. This is another form of helping needy people by travelling with us. Through this program, you’ll travel/trek to your desired destination of Nepal and you can enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal along with Trekking Experts’ quality travel related services. At the same time, you’ll be helping to orphans of rural part of Nepal who lost their families in 2015 earthquake. In this program, you can travel you desired destination with the charitable fund of USD 100 – 150 per person (out of your travel cost) which will be directly donated to orphanage school by yourself at end of the tour whereas Trekking Experts will donate 25% of its profit gained from this kind of trip to the orphanage school.

 

The core idea that brought into existence this project was to offer a traveler Nepal’s most attractive assets – unforgettable adventure in the gorgeous Himalayas, with the possibility of bringing a change by contributing to a social cause at the same time. 

 

EDUCATION PROJECT

 

Trekking Experts has been continuously supporting for education in remote areas.  Gosain Kunda Primary School, a primary school in remote place of Rasuwa has supported by Trekking Experts for building school, all required accessories such as white boards, desk & benches, playing tools, school uniforms, school shoes, note books, pencils, bags, raincoat etc. With this help 577 students are directly benefited. Also Trekking Experts has started a ‘Scholarship Fund’ and honest and talent students will be benefited from this scholarship program.

 

School Building

With the financial support of Mr. Mariusz from Poland, Trekking Experts has built a 4-room primary school in a very remote place of Rasuwa (Langtang region). Currently around 76 students are benefiting directly from this school. The name of school is Gosain Kunda Primary School, Parbati Kunda-2, Rasuwa. Also Trekking Experts has donated 28 desk-benches, white boards, laptops, markers, dusters, notebooks, pencils, toothbrushes, toothpastes, balls and many toys to children of Gosain Kunda Primary school.

 

Education Materials Distribution

Trekking Experts has distributed relief materials to 577 earthquake victims of Rasuwa district.During this relief program, Trekking Experts has distributed school uniform, school bag, notebooks, pencils, erasers, pencil cutters, rulers and playing tools to 577 students. And at the same time, Trekking Experts has distributed 14 school tents to 14 primary school of Rasuwa district for temporary classroom.

 

Toys and School Material Distribution

In order to encourage the children of remote villages in Haku, Trekking Experts has distributed toys, gaming tools, laptops, cloths and education materials regularly. We hope this kind thing will attract kids to go school and will entourage for learning at school.

 

 

HEALTH PROJECT

Trekking Experts had  organized ‘Free Health Camp’ in remote villages of Nepal. A Health Post is built in remote village of Rasuwa and Trekking Experts is continuously helping by donated medicines, medical accessories and organizing free health camps.

 

Health Post Building

In association with Focus for Nepal, Trekking Experts has built a 3-room community Healht Post in Parbati Kunda-2, Rasuwa. Currently around 2100 people are benefiting from this health post.

 

 

Free Health Camp Program

In association with Focus for Nepal, Trekking Experts organized a free medical in November 2015. This camp has been able to provide free check up and medicines to more than 180 people of Haku. This camp was organized to provide free health services to earthquake victim of Rasuwa.

 

EMPLOYMENT & EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Employment and Empowerment is the major activities of Trekking Experts’ CSR. For continuous income of uneducated people of remote villages, Trekking Experts has provided vocation training for 40 women and 31 men. They have been trained for bamboo products, wood carving training, sewing and knitting etc. And Trekking Experts is supporting them by delivering raw materials on loan and helping them to sell their products. And the beneficiaries were earthquake victims and from poor family background. Trekking Experts has initiated and successfully executed following programs for employment and empowerment.

 

Income Generation Project for Earthquake Victims

With the financial help of Caritas Germany, Trekking Experts conducted training session to three temporary camps of earthquake victims in Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Rasuwa. This training session provided training to 71 housewives and 30 men for knitting, weaving and wood carving along with bamboo products.

 

Women's Way Project (Empowering Women)

Trekking Experts has launched Women's Way Project to empower women of rural part of Nepal and providing jobs to them throughout of trekking and mountaineering. Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Nepal Ms. Kanchhi Maya Tamang will be leading this project. Trekking Experts will contribute 50% profit gained from this charity trips to Women Welfare Fund. Trekking Experts has designed this trip to provide jobs and encourage female in tourism business. In this trip whole team will be female. It means whole crew for this trip such as leader, guide, cook, helpers and porters will be also female.

 

SOCIAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

Everest Expedition for a Social Cause (Against Human Trafficking)

In association with UN Women Nepal and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), we have organized and sponsored an Everest Expedition from 20th April 2017 to 29th May 2017. This expedition was organized to convey message to the world against Gender Inequality and Human Trafficking. Ms. Kanchhi Maya Tamang successfully summit Mount Everest on 20th May 2017 and conveyed raised her voice against Human Trafficking.

 

Rehabilitating Rescued Girls after trafficking

Trekking Experts has contributed to rehabilitate seven girls rescued from Mumbai on June 2017. They were trafficked to Mumbai four years ago and rescued to Nepal by Maiti Nepal and staff of Trekking Experts. Now they have been gaining training and skills to rehabilitate in this society.

 

Visually Impaired Everest Expedition 2017

We had organised an expedition to summit of Mount Everest with a visually impaired person Mr. Amit KC to mark Lions Club’s 100 years anniversary. Mr. KC attempted to climb Mt Everest to convey the message that despite of physical disadvantage, visually impaired people can also do everything. Due to bad weather Mr. KC reached only 7950 meter, but this is also first record that a visually impaired person from Nepal reached camp IV of Mount Everest for the first time ever.

 

Construction of Drinking Water Supply System

Technical support of Mr. Franco from Italy, Trekking Expert has built drinking water supply in Pangling (a remoted place of Rasuwa) for the earthquake victims. With this safe drinking water supply, 329 people are drinking safe water.

 

Distribution of Seeds and Fertilizer

Under Healing Haku Project initiated by Trekking Experts, Trekking Experts has donated seeds and fertilizer to 465 earthquake victim families. Due to earthquake on 25th April 2015, over 500 families left homeless and left no source of seeds for farming in their fields.

 

Distribution of Water Filters

In collaboration with volunteers from Kathmandu, Trekking Experts has donated 110 water filter and buckets at IDP camps of Dhucnhe, Rasuwa for earthquake victims.

 

Solar Light and Blanket Distribution

With supporting of Caritas Nepal, Trekking Experts has donated 465 solar emergency lights and 140 warm blankets to earthquake victims of Haku.

 

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN

Trekking Experts has its own identity in Nepalese industry as ethical travel guide and key promoter and initiator of sustainable in tourism promotion. We always conduct all tour business activities consideration eco friendly and sustainable by respecting environment, local culture and people. We picked the most essential causes of the community that most affect people‘s daily lives such as health, education, employment and empowerment, environment protection, community development and cultural conservation. We especially reach out to people by involving in their daily lives; responding their common problems, helping them for their daily problems which has long term impact and sustainable development.

 

In association with many local stakeholders and nonprofit organizations such as umbrella organization for village tourism promotion; Village Tourism Development Forum (VITOF), umbrella organization all trekking agencies Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Rasuwa Nuwakot Paryan Samaj (RNPS), Green Youth Tourism Development Society (GYTDS), Haku Yuwa Society, Save The Child Foundation and Alpine Club of Valencia, we, Trekking Experts have conducted many campaign to promote tourism, remote area for rural development and sustainable develop that can benefit all the parties in long run. Some selected events/campaigns are:

i) 1st TAAN Langtang Marathon 2016

ii) 2nd TAAN Langtang Marathon 2017

iii) 3nd TAAN Langtang Marathon 2018

iv) Dhunche-Langtang Cleaning Program 2016

v) Forestation Program 2017

vi) Tamang Heritage Trail redefinition Program

 

STAFF WELFARE PROGRAM

Trekking Experts considers that loyal, motivated and hard working staffs are the back bones of the company. We, Trekking Experts consider each and every staff of the company as family and they are treated equally. All the workers/staff of the company are treated equally important as other management team and all of them are paid very well which is comparatively better than other travel companies here in Nepal. In order to motivate loyal and hard working employees, Trekking Experts is facilitating different programs for the welfare and betterment of employees.

 

Trekking Experts would be one those travel company Nepal who pays highest wages to its staff such as trekking leaders, trekking guides, cook, helpers and porters. We pay to our field staff as wages determined by umbrella organization of trekking agencies TAAN and even more higher than determined rates based on their experienced, knowledge and hard working. Beside this, Trekking Experts pays extra incentive bonuses to all staff (both office and field staff) such as one month extra salary as Dashain Bonus, 45 days paid leave, Provident Fund by adding 10% extra from the company, different payments as dearness allowance, travel allowance, telephone allowance, free lunch, free uniforms, free trekking equipments and insurances. Beside this we award our team as ‘Guide of the Year’ and ‘Cook Of Year’ with special recognition and financial awards.

 

Following are the schemes/facilities Trekking Experts is providing to its employees:

i) One Month’s extra Salary as Dashain Festival Bonus

ii) 45 Days Paid Leave in year

iii) Provident Fund (10% for the salary)

iv) Extra Cash Payments such as travel allowance, dearness allowance, travel allowance, telephone allowance etc.

v) Incentives (sponsor their holidays if want to travel in their holidays)

vi) Free Lunch at Office vii) Accidental and Medical Insurance

viii) Uniform and clothing (Office uniform, trekking bags, caps, jackets, boots and other trekking gears)

ix) Awards: Guide of the Year’ and ‘Cook Of Year’ with cash prize

x) Provide Special Gift hamper (provided by Trekking Experts’ partners such as from agents, Lowa, Vaude etc) xi) Trekking Experts’ Staff Welfare Fund (Trekking Experts deposit certain amount of profit to this fund and Trekking Experts provides scholarship to children of our staff, medical treatment of their families etc)

xii) Extra Curricular Training such as language training, first aid training, skill development training, map reading training, rescue training and climbing training etc.