At Himalayan Circuit we recognize the importance of becoming a more sustainable player in the travel industry, and we increase our operations in a more responsible direction.
While there are a growing and urgent need for sustainable operating practices in all industries, the travel industry has unquestionably the greatest impact on the physical and cultural environments it uses in its day to day operations. In fact, it has been proven that the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of the people who reside in a particular area is directly influenced by the condition of the physical climate.
That is why the tourism industry needs to take into consideration environmental, economic, and cultural aspects. At Himalayan Circuit we do that and actively take steps to ensure that both our operating practices and purchasing supply chain are being conducted as responsibly as possible, in all three of these crucial areas. We are constantly striving to use environmental resources wisely, respect local cultures, and protect the economic situations of the regions we visit so that we can create a travel experience that will benefit both our valued guests, as well as our generous hosts, which is of utmost importance to us.
Our initiatives are both internally oriented, and supplier focuses:
We reduce paper and energy use in our retail offices
We switch to environmentally friendly promotional products
We sponsor local charities and NGOs, (VolNepal.Org) and carbon offsetting plans
We educate our employees on how to become more sustainable at home
We ensure our suppliers have ethical labor practices
We ensure our suppliers have waste management and recycling programs in place
We ensure our suppliers comply with our own standards of responsible operations
We are excited and proud that we are able to make use of our unique opportunity to guide our beautiful country of Nepal in a more sustainable direction!
You can also check out our handbook Traveler Tips For More Responsible Travel! This code of conduct contains tips for travelers who want to be more responsible while on vacation; we provide suggestions on how you can act in more environmentally and culturally sensitive ways. Flip through for advice on things you can do before you leave home, to save energy while you are away.