Our Commitment to
At Destination Himalaya, our primary mission is to successfully fulfill our “Commitment To Intelligent Travel.” We are committed to ensuring travel that is both ecologically responsible and culturally sensitive. Out of respect for the natural environment and the people of the regions in which we operate, we uphold the highest standards of low-impact and sustainable tourism. Our goal is to ensure a mutually beneficial encounter between our clients and the proud people of Asia, and to help preserve the pristine beauty of this special land by continually striving to exceed “industry-best standards.”
Our “Commitment to Intelligent Travel” stresses education and understanding. We do our utmost to educate our clients about the destinations they will visit prior to their departure, during their time in Asia, and after they return home. We realize that an adventure to Asia may be a once in a lifetime experience for our clients, however, we hope that their trip merely whets their appetite and enhances what for many becomes a lifelong love affair with the region. This is why many of our clients continue to join us on subsequent Asian adventures.
Travel is education and escape, an awakening of the senses. Travel is cutting loose to enter the unknown, allowing us to come home and see our world with fresh eyes. Travel is what most of us long to do. It connects us to others and brings us to a greater understanding of ourselves. Those of us who are travelers truly appreciate what we gain by visiting other lands, by stepping out of our comfortable homes and seeing life as it is in various parts of the world. This is certainly an important part of what we do as tour operators – facilitate and enable our fellow travelers to benefit from all that our world has to offer. Yet, for us, this is not enough; it is equally important that we give back to the people and lands of Asia who are directly responsible for our livelihood.
Click here to read more about Destination Himalaya's involvement with local communities.
Click here to read more about our philosophy on Sustainable Tourism.
Click here to learn about Destination Himalaya's Voluntourism Trips.
We are sensitive to the fact that you are making a considerable investment in your vacation, both of your finances and of your valued time. We rarely
cancel a trip; in fact, we have the capacity of operating
most of our trips with as few as two participants. So you can make your travel plans with the assurance that you trip will indeed go forward.
Health And Travel Insurance
All our clients are automatically covered with the following
- $1500: Trip Delay
- $750: Baggage & Travel Documents
- $250: Baggage Delay
- $25,000: Medical Expenses
- $500,000: Emergency Medical Transportation/Evacuation
Destination Himalaya has its own offices in India (Delhi) and Tibet (Lhasa) and a partnership with our outfitters in Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and Sri Lanka. This allows us more direct control of our ground operations in these areas, including, but not limited to, the hiring of all local staff, and thus enables us to maintain a greater degree of monitoring on a local level.
We do not compromise
on the quality of our services and offer the best available
services on all our tours. Our lower prices
are a direct reflection of the fact that we do not sub-contract our entire operations
in India and Tibet.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
The wheel of life
Detail of Padmasambhava statue
Hiking the Zanskar Trail