Environment Friendly: Nepal, for all its massive mountain peaks and impressive geography, is actually an incredibly fragile environment. At ADVENTURE TEAM our lives have revolved around the Mountain & free flowing river. We feel an increased responsibility to protect and preserve these wild places. Not only do we leave every campsite cleaner than when we have arrived, we have taken steps to protect Nepals Mountain & rivers and the people who live along them. We pioneered the use of kerosene and LPG gas on all of our adventure trips in the Himalaya/River and virtually wrote the manual on effective waste disposal on treks/raft so as not to degrade the environment. All of our vehicles meet the emission standards in the cities, towns and other areas that they ply in. Pollution takes away the beauty and threatens the fragile ecosystem of the country. We will leave therefore nothing behind us except foot prints and take with us only good memories and photographs.
Respect for Local Cultures & give back to the communities:Our field staff and guides have been taught to respect the local cultures of the places that they visit and guide our clients into. We believe in travel as a learning experience and hope that you will be able to learn from the people of the Himalaya about their way of life, their cultures, their customs and their beliefs. To that end, most of our programmes are designed so that you will have opportunities to meet the local people and interact with them but, we do ask that you be sensitive to their way of life. Beside this ADVENTURE TEAM knows the importance of giving back to the mountain communities.
Strongly follow IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), Five Guidelines Working towards a Sustainable and Ethical Trekking Industry:
For your kind information we follow all these five guide lines of IPPG on our all the trips.
- Adequate clothing should be provided to porters for their protection in bad weather and at altitude. This means windproof jacket and trousers, fleece jacket, long johns, suitable footwear (leather boots in snow), socks, hat, gloves and sunglasses.
- Above the tree line, porters should have a dedicated shelter, either a room in a lodge or a tent (the trekkers mess tent is not good enough as it is not usually available till late evening), a sleeping pad and a blanket (or sleeping bag). They should also be provided with food and warm drinks, or cooking equipment and fuel.
- Porters should be provided with the same standard of medical care as you would expect for yourself, including insurance.
- Porters should not be paid off because of illness/injury without the leader or the trekkers assessing their condition carefully. The person in charge of the porters must let their trek leader or the trekkers know if a porter is about to be paid off; failure to do this has resulted in many deaths. Sick/injured porters should never be sent down alone, but with someone who speaks their language and understands their problem, along with a letter describing their complaint. Sufficient funds should be provided to cover cost of rescue and treatment.
- No porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities. Weight limits may need to be adjusted for altitude, trail and weather conditions; good judgment is needed to make this decision. 25 kg load should be a maximum.