Leave nothing but footprints
We understand the impact that tourism can have on the local communities, culture and fragile environments that we are privileged to visit and explore. With this in mind, the ethos of responsible travel has been ingrained in us since the very beginning.
Staff and local partners are made aware of the importance of responsible and sustainable tourism and encouraged to learn more about ways in which to put these this into practice. On every trip we employ a range of local support staff that includes drivers, porters and local guides. We ensure that they are paid a decent wage and properly equipped to do the job. Whenever possible we stay in locally or family owned accommodation so that money stays in the communities we operate in, and strive to purchase locally produced goods and services.
We stand by the adage of “leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos and kill nothing but time” and encourage clients to do the same. EverTrek journeys through remote, fragile eco-systems and their preservation is of the utmost importance.
We always dispose of our rubbish in an eco-friendly manner and ‘take out, what we put in’. We do not purchase or use firewood in areas where resources are scarce, such as in the Himalayas.
Bottled water has an immensely negative impact on the areas we visit, as they are not recyclable. We recommend purchasing water-purifying tablets or a water filter to treat your drinking water whilst on tour.
One of the most fascinating aspects of travel to exotic lands is the experience of being immersed in an entirely new culture, with different values and beliefs. We respect and aim to learn as much as possible about the unique cultures we have the privilege to interact with, passing this knowledge on to our clients.