Our Philosophy

Our trips are designed to be genuine explorations for travellers (not just “tourists”!) who are interested in understanding something about the country they are visiting, and not just “seeing it” through a bus window. Our philosophy is “organized but flexible” in that we provide the advantages of lower cost group travel yet encourage and assist people to do any side trips or exploring they wish to do on their own.

We are an original “Eco-Tourism” company. We’re not just jumping on the bandwagon like many! All of our trips are (and always have been) operated with the utmost in environmental responsibility and cultural sensitivity. Garbage is burned, buried, or carried out, and all cooking is done on kerosene stoves in areas, such as Nepal, where there is a deforestation problem.

We closely follow the Sierra Club motto of “Take only photographs, leave only footprints.” When travelling with us you can feel confident that your environmental and cultural impact is positive.

We also support NGO aid projects at various trip destinations.


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  • Right from my first inquiry I was impressed with the professional and helpful way my many pre-trip questions were handled· the trek itself went way beyond my expectations· it was well-organized, the food was excellent, the trek support staff were excellent, and our trek leader Chris, given the weather problems we encountered, was truly remarkable.

    Kate Mitchell, Kitchener, ON

    My trip to Tibet and my trek in Nepal last year were a complete success, and this year your Mustang trek was fantastic!·you must be congratulated on running a first class enterprise. Great staff·they worked so hard to make our trip successful and I was very impressed with my guide.

    Ivan Johnson, Whistler, BC