Responsible travel promotes the sustainable development of destinations by minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive ones for both the environments we operate in and the people living in them. A steadfast commitment to responsible travel is vital to Our Foundation.
Asian Heritage Treks and Expeditions is aware of the need to comply with and follow the rules, regulations and best practices regarding social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability factors. As a tour operator who engages with various factors in tourism, namely consumers, tour guides, travel agencies, hotels, transport companies, restaurants, and attractions, we understand our key role and influence in the sustainable development of tourism and the effects this sector has upon the world.
One of the things that make Asia such a fascinating and exciting place is the boundless opportunities there are for cultural exchange. To celebrate this, we’ve worked hard to integrate immersive and mutually beneficial cultural experiences in all our tours.
Although similar at first glance, cultures, traditions and customs across Nepal can vary substantially. For the most enriching experiences possible, we always encourage guests and clients to keep an open mind and respect local cultures.
Treading lightly means reducing footprint in destinations.
This entails anything from turning off idling engines and selecting eco friendly transportation to use biodegradable cleaning products, properly disposing of waste or recycling when possible.
Additionally, we carefully vet all our suppliers to ensure their practices are in line with our environmental standards while encouraging guests to select eco-friendly accommodation which we can happily arrange.
By supporting local charities, enterprises and organizations that contribute to environmental and cultural causes, we’re able to maximize the benefits that tourism has on locals and their economy.
Moreover, Asian Heritage has founded Asian Heritage Foundation Nepal (AHFNepal) to improve the lives of the poorest rural people, (particularly children and women) and other disadvantage people by providing them opportunities for their socio-economic development.
Whenever possible, we encourage guests to partake in sustainable tourism activities, shop at fair-trade shops, or dine in restaurants run by vocational institutions that train youths and disadvantaged peoples.
By actively supporting community-based tourism projects alongside local and international development organizations, Asian Heritage helps generate revenue in remote and impoverished communities in Nepal. These projects allow visitors to engage in unique and authentic cultural experiences while simultaneously helping to preserve local traditions, improve welfare and support environmental conservation.