Pioneer Adventure is fully committed to conserving natural resources, protecting local cultural heritage and making positive impacts in the communities. We firmly believe in giving back to society and working with local charities to support community development. Normally we combine most of our touring programs with community works at some of Nepal’s remote places where transportation is still not accessible. Our clients are encouraged to participate in the rural community-based projects to protect and preserve the natural environment by planting the trees along the trekking trails.
At all our destinations, we aim to ensure that the benefits of tourism reach the right places, by employing local tour leaders and wherever possible use only locally owned lodges along the trails. We employ only local guides not just for their local knowledge but also to generate local employment. We believe that the local community should be economically benefited from our tours and treks. This is why we always encourage our clients to be responsible and support the local community and the areas where we visit.
Below is a list of ways in which Pioneer Adventure ensures that we act responsibly at all times – financially, environmentally and socially. We operate small group of adventurers just to minimize the impact on the local environment and trekking trails. In most of our trips in the Himalayan regions, we try to keep the minimum use of vehicles and transport to avoid carbon output. Our office policies include the use of recycled and sustainably sourced paper, minimizing energy and water use, encouraging the use of public transport and cycling/walking to work and using eco-friendly cleaning products.
Our operational policies include: Using local staff, suppliers, leaders, accommodation, and transport so maximum benefit accrues to the local economy. Minimizing environmental impact by visiting sustainable destinations, using established paths and designing trips to be low carbon. Using suppliers and accommodation that have responsible and green policies in place. We support community projects in the areas we operate the tours and wherever possible make our clients aware of and encourage them to visit the projects where we have been supporting.
We negotiate fair prices and build long term relationships with our local suppliers so that they can sustain their businesses in the longer term.