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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2018
Had a great time.
Beautiful country & beautiful people.
Phoksundo lake trek, dolpo – 10 days, Nepal - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2018
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
Jomsom muktinath trek, Nepal - Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2018
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
Trip to nepal, Nepal - Jul 16 - Jul 30, 2018
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
Poonhill trek 5 days with my daughter, Nepal - Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2018
Great support from your Team, from start of the planning process until the end of the trip.
Ghadruk trek, Nepal - Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2018
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
Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 11 - May 18, 2018
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
Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 13 - May 17, 2018
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