Adventure Consultants supports the following CHARITIES
- The dZi Foundation is achieving so much in the Himalaya with the under-privileged. Their ongoing humanitarian projects and network of schools and homes for girls at risk is making a real difference in Nepal and India. Adventure Consultants is a Visionary Society member of the dZi Foundation and wholeheartedly supports their 'Reviatilise a Village' work in the Himalaya. We encourage our clients to also support the work being done at dZi by this focused and well organised group.
- 'Just One' is an organisation helping street kids in Kathmandu www.just-one.org
- Room to Read is making fantastic progress building schools throughout the Himalaya and Asia www.roomtoread.org
We ask you to please also support these charities, who ARE making a real difference with their efforts.
Adventure Consultants and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
It cannot be refuted that our travels have an indelible impact on people whose lands we visit. Yet much can be gained from the sharing of values and ideas if we are respectful in our interactions, especially if we abstain from the western tendency of imposing our own values onto our hosts. The majority of adventure operators will increase profits and reduce your trip costs by having large groups - yet Adventure Consultants' journeys are conducted in small groups to encourage a more personalised and less intrusive approach.
The wellbeing of our staff is important to us especially those in impoverished regions where porters are often exploited by agencies wanting to offer you a lower price point. We believe in, and support, porter protection initiatives such as the International Mountain Explorers Connection, that are an integral component of our standard doctrine towards local staffing. Whilst we acknowledge that our trip price may be a little higher than some operators because of this, we know that our clients value and support humanistic values where the few extra dollars result in a better quality of life for local staff and their families who rely on us for their livelihood.