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This was my second time to Nepal with World Expeditions and previously trekked to Mardi Himal Base Camp. This trip I saw it through my fiancé’s eyes and it gave me such joy to see her so engaged with the culture and natural beauty of Nepal. From being a little apprehensive she has, through the whole WE and Nepalese experience, been converted to an adventure traveller. Ramesh and the team made us feel so special at Christmas and baked all of us a cake for Christmas Eve. A Christmas filled with so much joy and spirit – very special indeed.
I have already started to look at the latest brochure and planning future treks and have been reading with interest about the work you have been undertaking on the camp sites in the Everest region. Congratulations on such a great initiative. As the Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for one of Australia’s largest property groups (DEXUS Property Group) I take a keen interest in the work that you do in this area.
Responsible Travel Awards
>> 2012 - 'Greenest Travel Brochures' for our Himalaya 2012/13 brochure - Travel Weekly
>> 2011 - Most Outstanding Travel Product Award at the Australian Society of Travel Writer’s (ASTW)
>> 2008 - Inaugural 2008 Leadership Award - World Expeditions - Responsible Travel and Tourism Forum, Toronto
>> 2008 - 50 Tours of a Lifetime - Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Project from our Community Project Travel program - National Geographic
>> 2008 - Winner of the inaugural Leadership Award at the Responsible and Travel Tourism Forum (RTTF)
>> 2007 - The World's 25 Best New Adventures - Arnhemland Marine Rescue Community Project - National Geographic Adventure
>> 2006 - Highly Commended for Best in a Mountain Environment category in the First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards
“World Expeditions is a global adventure travel company with over 30 years experience around the planet. Their Nepal trekking operation, run by Nepalis, is notable for its pioneering Porter Protection program that has set the industry benchmark, which many companies are starting to follow. All porters are provided with generous insurance, all the protective clothing and footwear needed, all camping and cooking facilities, as well as food” -- First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards, 2006
>> 2001 - Winner of the WWF Environmental Achievement Award for our publication of 'Responsible Travel Guidebook'