Healing Haku Project
Healing Haku Project is a volunteer based project initiated by volunteers Edyta Stepczak (Poland), Dinesh Tamang (Haku, Rasuwa, Nepal), Pasang Rinjee Sherpa (Juving, Solukhumbu, Nepal) and Tshering Gyaltsen Sherpa (Namche, Sulukhumbu, Nepal). Healing Haku Project is fully supported by a travel company Trekking Experts Pvt. Ltd. Because of its unique contribution to the people of Haku, Healing Haku Project was designated as the most effective relief program in Rasuwa district by many national and international news media.
Healing Haku Project is of the most effective earthquake relief program for earthquake victims of Langtang region (Rasuwa). This project is labeled 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 of Langtang region (Haku, Rasuwa). Through this program earthquake victims, during the difficult time, have been provided with shelter, education, sanitation and means of support. Read more about this project www.healinghaku.org
Trekking Experts has been continuously supporting and promoting 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, raincoats etc. With this help 577 students are directly benefited. Trekking Experts has also started a Scholarship Fund by the means of which honest and talented students can be benefited from this scholarship program.
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 the school is Gosain Kunda Primary School, Parbati Kunda-2, Rasuwa. Trekking Experts has also 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 movement will attract kids to go school and will encourage them gain knowledge every day.
Trekking Experts has organized Free Health Camp in remote villages of Nepal. A Health Post was 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 checkup 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 project is the major activities of Trekking Experts’ Corporate Social Responsibility. 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, the whole team will be consisting of female members such as leader, guide, cook, helpers and porters who all will be female.
Sustainable Tourism Promotion 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 loyalty, motivation and hardworking 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 hardworking 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 festival 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 equipment and insurances. Beside this we award our team as Guide of the Year and Cook of the 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.