The Responsible Travellers provide a variety of services to cater for all travellers to Nepal. Whether you are travelling alone or organising a holiday for a group of friends or colleagues, we can find provide the experience you are looking for. As well as our set itineraries, we can also tailor a trip to your individual requirements, or suggest itineraries based on the sort of experience you are looking for.
For further information about any of our services, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post at PO Box 20878, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Small group holidays
We have a variety of itineraries each season which you can join as an individual or in a group booking. Simply select the holiday of your choice. On these holidays you are likely to be travelling with people who you should find plenty in common with the love of the great outdoors and a passion for meeting new people and exploring new places.
Due to the remote locations that are visited, we remain sympathetic to the local culture and environment by limiting our trips to a maximum of 12 places. This may be slightly smaller than other operators, and we believe it ensures the maximum enjoyment and fulfilment of our trip members by giving the opportunity to absorb the local culture more easily. This also avoids the feeling of “herding” from being part of a large group. There is no extra cost for people travelling alone. You will be paired up with someone of the same sex to share a twin room. However, if you wish to book a single supplement you can and the price is specified on the detailed itinerary notes for each trip.
Independent & tailor made trips
We also understand that some people prefer not to take a group trip and to travel independently. Private individuals requiring an independent trip organized for 2 or more can undertake any of the advertised itineraries independently. Alternatively, you may wish to combine, change or modify a trip to create a tailor made holiday. Whether you know exactly what you want to do, or simply have an idea we specialize in putting together bespoke itineraries and enjoy the challenge of preparing your trip of a lifetime. You can look at the trip itineraries and extension options and literally create your own holiday. We also work hard to ensure the price is as reasonable as possible, travelling independently does not have to be more expensive.
Bespoke group trips
If you wish to travel with your own group this is also possible. We have operated trips for groups such as walking clubs, charities and educational groups with bespoke itineraries. We pride ourselves on providing a highly professional and personal service to bring your group the best possible guiding, information and services. Whether it is a university or school group studying the Himalaya; or an Outdoor club looking for adventure, we can cater to all requirements. Our volunteer holidays are especially suited for School trips and youth groups, and can be combined with any Himalayan adventure sport or a trek to study the physical geography!
A bespoke trip has a minimum group size of 6, the maximum can be discussed depending on your itinerary and accommodation requirements. As with the independent tailor made trips you can purchase one of the standard itineraries, or ask us to develop a tailor made option to suit your groups requirements.
Bespoke family holidays
If you love travelling, then you probably want to share this experience with your children and show them the eye opening experiences of visiting far off places. Many adventurous couples feel that there travels must end when they start a family. This doesn’t have to be the case. There are many parts of Nepal that families can explore and enjoy together, and those with an outdoor and adventurous nature can indulge themselves in the most fabulous playground of them all – The Himalaya!
Elephant back rides in the jungle searching for Tiger and Rhino, canoeing on the river, and maybe even getting to look at the top of the world are all activities that we love to share with families. We adapt itineraries to ensure we stay to the lower altitude parts, and review the daily walking hours for treks to suit the ages and ability of your children if they want to walk themselves. We also have special child carrier “dolkas”, and guides and porters who specialise in looking after families. Here’s what one mum had to say after trekking in the Annapurnas:
“We returned from Pokhara and our lovely, fancy hotel; it was great! We had a great time on the trek with Sarkhi and Pemba, these guys are just worth a million. They took so good care of my mother and little Mira. Actually, I didn’t want to let them go and wanted to take them home to pamper us for the rest of our lives!” Maya Greet, Belgium.
This was a 3 generation trip for Maya and her family, with 3 friendly families enjoying the Himalaya together.
There is plenty to do for families of all ages, from adventure with trekking, mountain biking, and rafting to intrigue; from sightseeing, visiting monks, seeing sadhus around the temples and making friends with their personal sherpas, your children will definitely get the wow factor from a trip to the Himalaya, and an experience they will cherish for years to come.
Charity or corporate challenge events
The Himalayas provide the ultimate destination for charity, corporate or educational trips. With adventure sports and trekking events for the adrenaline seekers and for educational groups the mountains provide some superb examples of physical geography and outdoor adventure. Equally with literally hundreds of indigenous tribes the human aspects, culture and religion also provides enriching experiences. Each of these can be designed to your specific needs, and can combine any of our activities including wildlife safaris, trekking, adventure sports, community projects and family home stays.
As part of our bespoke and tailor made services, we run events for charities and companies wishing to undertake a group challenge event. These trips can follow a standard itinerary, or be changed to suit your needs.
We have operated sponsored charity trekking events in the past and enjoy working with all organisations to help raise funds for good causes and help to provide what is often the trip of a lifetime for participants. As well as bespoke events, we encourage all our travellers to use the opportunity of their trip to raise sponsorship for any of our affiliated charities, or one of their own choice.
Gap year or career break experiences
The Himalayas are a fantastic place to spend time out from study and work. The region provides the opportunity to explore the way of life in a developing third world country, perhaps work in a community on a volunteer programme, and of course have time to indulge in some adrenaline rushing adventures. We can arrange tailor made 3-12 month placements depending on your particular area of interest and skills.