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From the Founder

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From the Founder

Bharat Basnet
Bharat Basnet | Founder – The Explore Nepal Group

For more than 25 years, we have been striving to combine quality and excellence in organizing experiential tours within the Himalayan ranges of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Tibet. And, to this day we continue to seek to introduce new programs in this fascinating area.

Today, with random deforestation, overrun trails, pollution waste due to over-consumption, the Himalayan region is facing a grave crisis. Tourism industry which is growing at a phenomenal pace, has its contribution in environmental and cultural degradation of the region. Through this awareness, we devise tours that provide minimal negative impact to the region.

We would certainly welcome your full cooperation and any further advice to promote eco-tourism. We certainly look forward to having you join us for one of our trips and experience true Nepal.

– Bharat Basnet (Chairman, The Explore Nepal Group)

Why Travel With Us

Emphasis on Quality

The Explore Nepal Group is one of Nepal's leading up-market eco and sustainable tourism operators, offering quality trips within a natural environment. Our properties provide you with comfort and at the same time a genuine traditional Nepalese atmosphere. In cities, we use the best available hotels, chosen for their character, convenience and general quality. In the field we accommodate our guests in tents or special lodges which adds to the whole experience. We use private transport, provide excellent equipment and, very important, well trained staff.

Responsible Tourism Policy

The Explore Nepal Group has put great emphasis on minimising environmental, social and cultural damage from tourism and maximizing its economic benefits to local people and communities. This can be seen in all The Explore Nepal Group properties and places on its itineraries, both inside and outside of Nepal. Through its commitment and hard work towards environmental conservation and ecotourism, The Explore Nepal Group has won a number of awards. Examples include the prestigious PATA Environmental and Gold Awards (1997, 1998, 1999), and the WWF Abraham Conservation Award (2002).

Tailor-made Tours

In addition to our suggested tours, we can provide tailor-made tours to better match individual tastes and desires. Special itineraries can be arranged according to budget, length of stay, and any other requirements. All our groups are small to provide a better experience and most importantly to preserve the integrity of the places we visit. Group sizes are no larger than 10. Besides being very experienced, all our staff are sensitive to environmental conservation and they invest their own time in our various campaigns towards preserving the environment and culture. But above all, our staff are very friendly, know their country and will show you the true Nepal that you may not otherwise see.