Since our inception in 1964, Mountain Travel Nepal has been committed to providing trekking service which is both environmentally and socially responsible. With an increasing pressure on the mountain environment from global climate change, over-tourism, and general development, we believe that a responsible tourism approach to conducting treks is more acutely needed today than ever before.
In order to preserve and maintain the beautiful destinations where we operate, Mountain Travel Nepal follows the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Find out how we do this below.
We firmly believe that tourism, when delivered responsibly, can have a profound and sustainable impact on local communities. By providing jobs and supporting local economies through tourism, private companies help people and their communities grow by increasing their income and in turn their opportunities for education, better health, and material security.
Indeed, Mountain Travel Nepal has proved this to be the case throughout its 55 years of service. Though started by a foreigner, Col. Jimmy Roberts, the company was built and run almost exclusively by the local people, many of whom went on to start their own trekking companies later on. With a passion for the mountains and a deep adoration and respect for the Nepali people, Col. Roberts built a legendary company, and his name is still well-known and highly respected among the people of the high Himalayas in Nepal.
Just as when Mountain Travel Nepal was established, to this day we still aim to bring responsible tourism to the most remote areas where economic development is most needed. By going to these isolated regions and villages, you are actively contributing by providing local employment and building a local economy that can sustain the livelihoods of whole communities.