Corporate social responsibility is our passion at Himalayan Circuit, not just an obligation. In addition to our efforts to provide ethically responsible and environmentally sustainable tours, we work directly with a local not-for-profit company to give back to the communities we visit. Our goal with this operating practice is to support and sustain the communities we make use of in the regular course of our business, and to pave the way for other tour operators in the Nepal to do the same.
All our pre-packaged trips contain a community-based volunteer component, be it teaching English, working to build a school, engaging in a community gardening project, or a host of other things! In addition, we allocate 10% of the profit from each of our trips to the same local NGO, to help fund its own projects such as livelihood support, sustainable agriculture efforts, clean water initiatives, and educational programmes, to name a few.
In the wake of the 2015 earthquake, we have found a particular need for school reconstruction and community development projects, and are directing a large portion of our clients and volunteers to those projects.
With every trip you book with Himalayan Circuit, you are giving valuable financial support to a reputable and responsible local NGO, so that it can continue helping Nepal now and in the future – and you are also giving back with your own two hands!
Click here to visit the website of our local partner NGO, called VolNepal (Volunteer Nepal National Group), and learn more about their initiatives designed to create a better Nepal! www.volnepal.org.
If you are interested in any type of community work you will be involved in as part of your G adventure, check out our FAQ Handbook, or contact us directly! We are always happy to hear from you.