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Responsible Treks

Responsible Treks is a local travel company based in Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal. The organization was founded by a group of individual’s from Nyinba-Humla with a passion to develop and share their homelands & mountain regions. Their innovative spirit and passion for adventure are professionally complemented by meticulous research & planning along with their 15 yrs industry experience.

At Responsible Treks we share an abiding passion for our homeland; while growing up we listened with great admiration to the tales & songs of our forefathers, who by foot & horseback followed the ancient salt trading routes across the Himalayan sub-continent. It was this allure of discovery that fired our imagination & propelled us to act, thus founding Responsible Treks in Dec 2009.
With passion; field expertise and intimate local knowledge, we come together to offer you an opportunity to travel within the remote regions of this country whilst providing support to the people that need it most. SNV (a Dutch International Development Organization) estimates that less than 1% of tourism revenues in Nepal actually reach the most in-need & remote rural areas; a statistic which we are committed to improving.

Our mission is to promote responsible travel as we care about the environment. We are serious about preserving and promoting local cultures. Most importantly we work directly with the host communities ensuring that tourism benefits everyone.

Featured trips & expertise

Phoksundo Lake in  Dolpo District
Phoksundo Lake Trek – 10 Days

Discover Nepal's majestic region of Dolpo. This remote area, made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book 'The Snow Leopard,' has only been open to trekkers since 1989. Its most alluring attraction, Phoksundo Lake, is sacred to Buddhists and followers of the Bonpo religion. This relatively easy trek involves no high passes, and winds through Himalayan forests and traditional Tibetan villages.

Yamdruk Tso-Lake
Discover Tibet - 6 Days

Go on an adventure at the top of the world and let ancient Tibetan myths and mysteries enchant you. This 6-day tour includes a thorough cultural and historical exploration of Tibet's capital, Lhasa, and surrounding areas. You'll also get a taste of nature with a trip south to the pristine freshwaters of Yamdrok Lake.

Nyinba valley with Karnali River
Western Nepal Homestay Trek with Bardia Safari - 12 Days

Humla is a remote region of Western Nepal, and this trip takes you trekking through its river valleys and high peaks, with homestays in traditional Buddhist villages along the way. After your memorable trekking adventures, experience a change of pace in Bardia National Park, where you'll spend your time spotting native wildlife species, before ending your trip in bustling Kathmandu.

Kiang roam in Limi Valley  (Pic by:Tashi R. Ghale)
Limi Valley Trek - 20 Days

Hidden deep within the Himalaya is Humla: the highest, most northern and remote district of Nepal. Humla is culturally diverse, occupied in the northern highlands by Bhotias, and in the southern valleys and riverbeds by the Khasas (Hindus). You will experience these rich and varied cultures as you trek over 16,000 ft passes, through remote villages, and explore ancient monasteries in the vivid Limi Valley.

Evenings views of Mt. Machapuchare
Mardi Himal Trek - 12 Days

Few trekkers make their way to the base of spectacular Mardi Himal and the beautiful and imposing Machapuchhre, but this stunning route is quickly gaining popularity. Less challenging than the trek to nearby Annapurna Base Camp yet just as beautiful, this 12-day adventure belongs on the itinerary of anyone looking for a literal off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal.

Nepal's Langtang Valley, near the border of Tibet
Langtang Trek - 14 Days

This scenic, guided trek through the Langtang Valley is within easy reach of Kathmandu and supports villagers rebuilding their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Climb through oak and rhododendron forests to high alpine meadows and Kyangjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. Take an optional hike to the top of Kyangjin Ri for 360-degree views of the Langtang Himal mountain range before you retrace your route and return to the Kathmandu area for one last trekking overnight.

Recent Trip Reviews for Responsible Treks

Phil

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2018

Traveler: Phil T. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Had a great time.
Beautiful country & beautiful people.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Phil
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Kimkim Community.
I have gladly noted your kind compliments towards us and Nepal as whole. I am pleased to learn that you did thoroughly enjoy your trip with us.

I look forward welcoming you back in near future.

Regards
Kunchok

Phoksundo lake trek, dolpo – 10 days, Nepal - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2018

Traveler: Kelsey R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

We had an amazing experience trekking with responsible treks and would highly recommend it to anyone considering traveling to Nepal. Our guide Sonam was a true professional, taking care of us every step of the way. We did a 12 day hike to Phoksundo Lake and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tour that is a bit more remote. We only say 4 other trekkers the entire time, and were able to really experience true Nepalese culture. The trek was definitely challenging at... read more

We had an amazing experience trekking with responsible treks and would highly recommend it to anyone considering traveling to Nepal. Our guide Sonam was a true professional, taking care of us every step of the way. We did a 12 day hike to Phoksundo Lake and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tour that is a bit more remote. We only say 4 other trekkers the entire time, and were able to really experience true Nepalese culture. The trek was definitely challenging at points, but nothing we (moderately fit people) couldn't handle. The most difficult part of the trip was getting to the remote area of Nepal where our hiking began and ended. We ended up being stuck for a few days; however, Sonam and the responsible trekking crew pulled out all the stops and made sure we were on the first flight out.

If you want a real Nepal experience where you get to interact with local people and see some amazing sights do this trek!

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kelsey and Mathew
Greetings

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Kimkim community.

I have gladly noted your warm compliments towards our staffs and service . Your comments towards our team members are certainly going to make them excited and will motivate them to do more on their areas of clients service experiences.

We thank you once again for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim on your recent trip to Nepal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Regards
Kunchok

Jomsom muktinath trek, Nepal - Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2018

Traveler: Shawn C. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

My wife and I recently traveled to Nepal on our honeymoon to explore part of the mustang region. We were looking for adventure, culture and scenery. Our guide Thinley and the whole team from Responsible Treks gave us a wonderful adventure. Nepal is such a beautiful country rich in history, culture and spirit, and the mustang region was just as breathtaking as we had hoped it would be. Even with the monsoon weather providing us with a range of obstacles, the Responsible Treks team worked... read more

My wife and I recently traveled to Nepal on our honeymoon to explore part of the mustang region. We were looking for adventure, culture and scenery. Our guide Thinley and the whole team from Responsible Treks gave us a wonderful adventure. Nepal is such a beautiful country rich in history, culture and spirit, and the mustang region was just as breathtaking as we had hoped it would be. Even with the monsoon weather providing us with a range of obstacles, the Responsible Treks team worked diligently to find solutions to each obstacle and succeeded in giving us an adventure that we will always remember.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your sincere and marvelous review.

On behalf of the entire Responsible Trek team, I thank you for taking time to share your kind opinion of your trip. It was such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always make our guest’s holiday smooth and relaxing in as far as possible, even in the most difficult situation. Sorry as I was not there at the end to meet you.

Be assured that your warm review has been relayed to... read more

Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your sincere and marvelous review.

On behalf of the entire Responsible Trek team, I thank you for taking time to share your kind opinion of your trip. It was such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always make our guest’s holiday smooth and relaxing in as far as possible, even in the most difficult situation. Sorry as I was not there at the end to meet you.

Be assured that your warm review has been relayed to our staff Nima, Thinley and all the staffs.

It was our pleasure to meet you both and host your adventure honeymoon trip.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nepal in near future with much better weather!

Cheers

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Jul 16 - Jul 30, 2018

Traveler: Chris C. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal, and I can't say enough great things about Chhewang and Sonam from Responsible Treks. This was our first time to Nepal, and Chhewang was extremely helpful in designing the perfect itinerary for us. He assessed our capabilities and interests, and proposed several options. He was patient and responsive with our questions and flexible to meet our needs at every step.

We trekked the remote region of Nar and Phu, and then part of the Annapurna Circuit. We... read more

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal, and I can't say enough great things about Chhewang and Sonam from Responsible Treks. This was our first time to Nepal, and Chhewang was extremely helpful in designing the perfect itinerary for us. He assessed our capabilities and interests, and proposed several options. He was patient and responsive with our questions and flexible to meet our needs at every step.

We trekked the remote region of Nar and Phu, and then part of the Annapurna Circuit. We had a day in Kathmandu before and again after trekking. For us, this was the perfect balance of varied landscapes, authentic cultural experiences, and "off the beaten path" trekking. We were hesitant to visit during the monsoon, but would do so again in an instant. Many areas we trekked were in the "rain shadow" and so we had plenty of sun, in addition to enjoying the lush green landscape and "off season" quiet serenity this time of year.

Our guide, Sonam, is the best of the best. He took great care of us including getting us safely over two high mountain passes, taught us so much about the landscape and local culture, and made every day fun. He went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, making tweaks to our itinerary based on how we were feeling. The trek was a great value and Sonam consistently looked out for us to ensure we had the best treatment at teahouses. My wife celebrated a birthday during our trek, and he worked with the locals to surprise her with a cake!

This was our first time using kimkim. The experience was wonderful, the fees were transparent and, most importantly, they connected us with an excellent local partner for our trip.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Chris and Sophia,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback. It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. It was our good karma to meet you though KimKim.

Great to hear that Sonam was super guide, he is still learning and will do even better. I shared your review with all of our office team and we are all inspired.

Once again! Many thanks for the honest review, looking forward to host your another adventure in the Himalayas, all the best!

Cheers,

Chhewang

Poonhill trek 5 days with my daughter, Nepal - Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2018

Traveler: Christian S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Great support from your Team, from start of the planning process until the end of the trip.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mr. Christian
Thank you on behalf of both kimkim and Responsible Treks for sharing your experience at us. I really appreciate you taking time to note down this wonderful feedback. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed the trip from start to the end. It was indeed pleasure hosting you , your daughter and her friends to this wonderful trek.
I look forward welcoming you again to Nepal soooon !
Until then take care :D
#VisitNepal2020

Cheers
Kunchok

Ghadruk trek, Nepal - Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2018

Traveler: Travis R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

I cannot say enough about how professional, efficient, personable, and thorough the team at Responsible Treks was.
I consider myself a low-maintenance traveler, so I was not used to having such a highly attentive team. But I’m grateful for it. They took care of every detail, leaving my focus only on soaking in the scenery, history, culture, and terrain of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Kunchok guided me through selecting a trek and preparing for it. He was responsive to every... read more

I cannot say enough about how professional, efficient, personable, and thorough the team at Responsible Treks was.
I consider myself a low-maintenance traveler, so I was not used to having such a highly attentive team. But I’m grateful for it. They took care of every detail, leaving my focus only on soaking in the scenery, history, culture, and terrain of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Kunchok guided me through selecting a trek and preparing for it. He was responsive to every question and upfront with all the details we would need to know. He met us as we arrived at our hotel and ensured that we were briefed in person on the timeline and the details of the trek.
I had selected the short Dhampus Trek with my brother. Our guide in the mountains was Dawa. He was phenomenal—entirely professional and highly knowledgeable. And we felt as though he were a close friend by the end of the trek. He helped us navigate cultural nuances as well as fully explained all stretches of the trek to us. He left both of us wanting to return and trek again with him one day.
Rajive was our guide for a day in Kathmandu, and we were left feeling like we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He asked us about our timeline and our interests, and then he made tailored suggestions to us that allowed us to see both the major Kathmandu sites as well as some off-the-beaten-path sites that allowed us to feel as though we’d been given a private view into the true vibe of that culturally rich city.
At an incredibly reasonable price, Responsible Treks seamlessly took us from A to Z along our trip, and left us feeling beyond satisfied. I highly recommend this team.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Travis
Greetings !

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience to Nepal. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the service of our team and appreciate your comments about all our staffs. I have also carefully read your positive comments about every details of the trip starting from your first day to last.
I am delighted that weatheralso did favored you , especially this time of year.

Thank you for choosing responsible treks as your travel (... read more

Dear Travis
Greetings !

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience to Nepal. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the service of our team and appreciate your comments about all our staffs. I have also carefully read your positive comments about every details of the trip starting from your first day to last.
I am delighted that weatheralso did favored you , especially this time of year.

Thank you for choosing responsible treks as your travel ( agent ) specialist once again and we look forward to hosting you again in near future..

Warm Regards

Kunchok

David

Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 11 - May 18, 2018

Traveler: David M. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

I cannot say enough about the awesome Nepal trek we recently competed that was booked through KimKim with Responsible Treks. From our first interactions, KimKim identified the type of trip we were interested in, the specific dates we were available and matched us with a trekking company and a trek that fit our skill level and expectations.

The trip itself exceeded our expectations on all fronts. The communications we received via KimKim's platform helped us plan our trip, get a great... read more

I cannot say enough about the awesome Nepal trek we recently competed that was booked through KimKim with Responsible Treks. From our first interactions, KimKim identified the type of trip we were interested in, the specific dates we were available and matched us with a trekking company and a trek that fit our skill level and expectations.

The trip itself exceeded our expectations on all fronts. The communications we received via KimKim's platform helped us plan our trip, get a great sense of what to expect each day, and to pack accordingly. The information and communications we received on the front end alleviated any trip anxiety we may have had. Chhewang, our trip organizer with Responsible Treks, met us at the airport in Kathmandu and rode with us to our hotel where we met with our trek guide, Sonam. We discussed the trek and generally what to expect. Our trek started the next morning where we met our porter, Chhiring T. Over the course of our trek, whether in airports, check points, tea houses or lodges Sonam and Chhiring T took care of us and ensured we had the best trek possible. Upon our return to Kathmandu we met for dinner with our trip organizer Chhewang from Responsible Treks and our trekking crew for a traditional Nepalese dinner - an awesome ending to our trip. We were picked up the next day and escorted to the airport for our flights home.

Again, we had a great trip and trek and no detail was left to chance - the KimKim platform and team matched us up with exactly what we were looking for in a trip and Responsible Treks and their team took care of us and ensured our trip was a success.

We give KimKim and Responsible Treks 5 stars - and two thumbs up!!

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi David & Michael


Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback. It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. Despites bad weather, we are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your overall trip to Nepal.

Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to our lead guide Sonam and C.T. Lama
Thank you once again and we look forward welcoming you back soon ... maybe for another adventure in the Himalayas

Namaste and Tashi Delek !

Chhewang

Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 13 - May 17, 2018

Traveler: Wendell B. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

I had a wonderful experience with KimKim and the trekking company the set me up with, Responsible Treks. Let me fill you in!
After checking out trekking options on kimkims website, they connected me with trekking specialist Kunchok Nima, who was able to provide me with wise advice and suggestions as to which trek we should do, based off the amount of time we had and experience. After booking the Poonhill trek he continued to keep contact with me, confirming details and answering questions,... read more

I had a wonderful experience with KimKim and the trekking company the set me up with, Responsible Treks. Let me fill you in!
After checking out trekking options on kimkims website, they connected me with trekking specialist Kunchok Nima, who was able to provide me with wise advice and suggestions as to which trek we should do, based off the amount of time we had and experience. After booking the Poonhill trek he continued to keep contact with me, confirming details and answering questions, which was very helpful indeed!
Upon arrival in the country, Kunchok met us at our hotel, he gave us an overview for the upcoming adventure and we were off to Pokhara the following day.
And let me tell you, everything for the next 5 days was very well taken care of, including us...we immensely enjoyed getting to know guide Rickjin and porter Kunchok! Even though the weather was a little overcast, these guys made up for the lack of sunshine! Poonhill trek has a good variety of geography, you see local villages, lush jungle and majestic mountains. And the trek itself is well spread out and gives plenty time to rest.
So if you despise planning and details, KimKim is the number one option for you to partner with to experience the beauty of Nepal! Thank you to kimkim and the guys at Responsible Treks for making our Nepal experience a memorable one!

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Wendell & Mose
Firstly thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review . It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standard and improve our performance.

We are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your overall trip to Nepal. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to our guide Rikzin and... read more

Hi Wendell & Mose
Firstly thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review . It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standard and improve our performance.

We are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your overall trip to Nepal. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to our guide Rikzin and Porter Kunchok Tashi .

Thank you once again and we look forward welcoming you back soon ... maybe for Everest Base camp ? :P

Cheers
Kunchok Nima