Highlander Trekking and Expedition (P) Ltd. partake in contributing to the world of travelers- capitalizing on Nepal’s sparsely populated tourist havens for over three decades. We help put Nepal on the map soliciting its undeniable beauty. For last 30 years, Highlander has been a brand name to be reckoned with, catering to travellers from all over the world and striving to provide world-class services. Highlander Trekking and Expeditions is synonymous to efficient traveling. We have been working relentlessly for over three decades to create an atmosphere to make you feel at home in even the sub-zero temperatures. Marvel at our unique and customized trips and brace your selves for a thrill of a lifetime. Our network in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan creates a culminating fusion for adrenaline and adventure. An added plus is an experienced team of personnel that forms our organic entity. No stone is left unturned to deliver best services and make your holiday experience a memorable one.
Highlander believes in an authentic travel experience. This includes an amalgamation of the majestic Himalayas, gushing fierce rivers, spectacular waterfalls, ethnic diversities, and lived experiences of the locals. We will help you to plan and design the best travel experience you have been dreaming of.
With us, you will not just travel from point A to point B, but you will immerse into the local culture, lifestyle and the nature. We do not sell our trips to you but we help you plan your trip. You can go on our small group tours or take a private independent travel! You are never rushed on the tours. You will travel on your pace and in your style. And our prices do not break your banks and satisfaction is guaranteed!
Our trips are escorted by locally gifted and talented guides, certified by the local government, are fluent in English and will act as your personal translator. They are professional, but are also easy going, friendly and hardworking. Using local guides, we not only provide jobs to the locals, but also save on the high cost of providing a foreign guide.
Any of our tours can be taken as a foundation on which to build your own private trip. Select a date that suits you and we will suggest a detailed itinerary. If none of our existing itineraries works for you, we can craft one that does. If you do not have a travel companion, we can arrange a solo/independent traveler tour or look for a travel companion to join you that fits the respective schedule.
All of our guides and support crews are trained in safety and first aid techniques. On adventurous trips, our guides and crews use modern equipment. Our itineraries involving high altitude allow enough time for acclimatization. In the event of altitude sickness, we carry portable oxygen bottles and pressure chambers in our jeeps for high altitude trips, like Mount Kailash. We always use purified water for drinking and cooking.
As you go through our trips, you will very quickly feel the important need for preserving the local culture and environment. We do our best to leave a minimum impact on the culture, environment and biodiversity of remote highlands. This plays an essential role in helping to increase awareness to the outside world, as well to the local people of the need to preserve these areas for future generations, rather than exploit them now for short term economic gain.
Highlander supports local non-profit organizations working in community development and environmental conservation. A portion of your tour payment goes directly for such activities. So by traveling with us, you are helping conserve the community, and nature of the highland that you visit.
We realize that preserving our nature and environment is most important for the future of our country and the whole world. Our staff is well advised on environmental issues and will always do their best to reduce damage to the environment to the minimal. We only leave biodegradable garbage behind, even though this means additional incurring costs for us. But since we are looking at the longevity of the tourism sector, we consider this as an investment for our future generation. Highlander does not use firewood for cooking to preserve the forests.
We are well aware of the impact trekking has on the rural areas as well as the established routes, we have committed ourselves to giving back to the communities where we travel. Highlander is extending its hands to organize free mobile health camps in the remote areas of Nepal, and is also working to support community and public schools and provide educational opportunities to children from rural and marginalized backgrounds. Likewise, Highlander is actively engaged in environmental awareness raising programs. We also appeal to our friends/guests to join us in the noble cause and support the communities and individuals in need.
Our staff is fully covered with medical insurance. In order to be able to maintain highly competent and professional staff, we are paying the salaries on a scale higher than average. We take a good care of our staff and are definitely a lot more than just a trekking company.