The Responsible Travellers (TRT) is a travel company which donates all its profit to charity. CHANCE is one recipient, along with BSP, a renewable energy programme in Nepal. We therefore recommend them as your travel operator if you plan to visit the Himalayas.
They provide a variety of trips to cater for all travellers to the Himalayas. These include:
- Classic treks in world famous destinations, such as the Everest and Annapurna regions;
- Adventure and discovery tours which explore many areas of Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet;
- Trips which take you off the beaten track to areas that have remained relatively unexplored;
- Volunteer holidays which enable you to sample a new culture while doing something worthwhile.
There is a great section of travel advice on their site to help you plan your trip of a lifetime.
They use the facilities provided by the local area to boost the economy wherever they go. When there are teahouses and home stay facilities, they will use them and select the best available. Where there are no facilities they provide a “Himalayan-style” fully-catered camping service. This helps to support the local economy by providing employment, and also provides the best experience for you, the customer. If you prefer the comfort of staying in lodges then you can find suitable trips in the Classic Trekking section of their website, but if you like the idea of home stay or tented camps with a full service from your Nepali hosts, then try the Off the Beaten Track section.
You can visit the TRT website at www.theresponsibletravellers.com.