Compassion towards the culture
Nepal is an colourful maze of ethnicities, and we constantly surprise ourselves in our own country. We constantly make efforts to conserve them, using our own offices and tourism as a tool.
The entire office is 100% locally owned and operated. The team has members from different parts of Nepal, and various ethinicities and languages work here, bringing the much needed local expertise, that result in well-informed trips.
Local Trip leaders
The leaders we use are also 100% local, and we make constant efforts to match guides with regions that they expertise in, even regions that they come from. We even work with our experts to develop experiences that highlight their areas, giving their local culture a much needed boost from exposure and appreciation.
Travellers are constantly guided to help in the process of slowing down the process of cultural modernisation and commodification, by showing appreciation of local food and culture but at the same time not overdoing it just for tourism purposes.
Many of the experiences we develop showcase local culture, but never in a way to commodify it. We also showcase festivals as it happens and do not conduct festivals for entertainment purposes, if you like.
Some efforts we have made are trying to revive heritage, like the Yoga in the Mountains Festival - which aims to showcase the full range of Yog (health) that has elements of excercise, spirituality, food, medicine, astrology. This originated in the mountains when holy men discovered the need for this balance in order to gain spiritual excellence and we hope to showcase that using these experiences.
We are actively striving to maintain a Nepali system of management, where relationships between employees are more important. Hence elder males are 'dai' (older brother) and younger are 'bhai' (younger brother), elder females are 'didi' and 'bahini' respectively. We find this system much better than first name basis of Western management styles
The Importance of Family
We stress on the importance of family and society, two important aspects of Nepali tradition, which we hope will not erode because we are in a cut-throat business. Hence family matters and societal matters are considered important, and the team is free to discuss it and take time for these issues.
The Joy of Giving
Nepal has a good tradition of giving, as we believe that God comes in many ways into your house, and one way to come in is as a beggar or a poor underpriviledged person. You will regularly see poor Nepalese handing out alms. Almost every team member is involved in some sort of charity (usually more than one) in our company.