" Expedition Leaders have fully supported us in the safe planning of our trip. All aspects of risk assessment, accommodation, travel, and trekking have been organised professionally.
Andrew Shepherd –Teacher
We want our Travellers to feel safe and, in the unlikely event of any problems or accidents, for the situations to be expertly and considerately handled.
We have decades of combined experience running safe expeditions. We understand the terrain, climate and other local challenges and build this knowledge into our tailored itineraries. Trekking in India & The Himalayas can be demanding and so early and detailed planning is important to ensure that everyone remains safe. At an individual level, it’s about finding the right level of challenge…and every Traveller is different.
We also want our Travellers to have fun and with meticulous planning by our Field Operations Team, plenty of interaction with Teachers, Students and Parents before the trip and being flexible to local circumstances in the mountains, we make sure our treks are demanding, rewarding and fun.
In country, our Field Operations Team based in Shimla, is a close-knit team of educated and trained local ‘Paharis’ (mountain people) who speak English and have decades of experience in India & The Himalayas. This Team provide ground support for expeditions across the region, including Rishikesh, Leh, Gengtok and Kathmandu. We are professionals with our own equipment, excellent knowledge of the terrain and understand that it’s important that everyone feels safe throughout the expedition.
It’s a combination of training, experience and practical knowledge of local circumstances that means that our trek guides are able to make the right decisions when needed.
Well Trained and Local Operational Teams
Understand and respect individuals’ limits
Develop realistic Team objectives and Trust between guides and Travellers
Clear and regular communication
Flexible contingency plans
Briefings on personal security, food, health and hygiene
1 guide to every 8 Travellers during trekking
24 hour access to our UK Operations Team
For school trips, regular School & Parental email updates
Oxygen and emergency descent
Airlift and evacuation and rescue
Planned access to local hospitals and medical centres