Why choose Trek The Himalayas (TTH) for the best trekking experience?
A trek can offer you a lifetime of experience and memories. The Himalayas have the power to grow your soul. Your entire existence falls into perspective once you touch the mountains. Trekking as an adventure sport has gained immense popularity over the years. More and more people are becoming interested in stepping into the realm of the mountains.
But going on this spiritual journey is not as easy as it seems. The first hurdle is deciding whom to go with. Trekking tour operators make your journey so much easier and more convenient and as such it is essential that you choose the trekking organization cautiously. However, with so many trekking organizations popping up in the industry almost everyday, it is hard to find that perfect adventure provider.
In the age of Google where the answer to every question is guaranteed, every piece of information on it is questionable. Many flamboyant counterfeits are coming up every year using the internet to claim they provide adventures like no other. Whether it is Google or not we have always been able to stand out in the industry because of our trekkers and their flooding appreciations. However, we feel the need to guide you all back to why we are the most reliable in what we do.
We are an established company you can trust
We have been in the hiking business for for a long time. With over 13 years of unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled trekking experiences, Trek The Himalayas has become a name synonymous with excellence in the field. We have been promoting safe treks since 2010. Our decade-long journey shows that we provide incredible treks in the Himalayas with all the safety standards. We have always given importance to the smallest details and have made sure that your treks are successful. Whether you want a weekend trek, multi-day trek, or a peak climbing expedition we pursue your happiness and make it a reality.
We are experienced
It goes without saying that with a decade of existence in the adventure field, our founders and team members are highly skilled and qualified. Our founders Rakesh Pant and Sandeep Rawat have over 20 years of mountain guiding experience with many 6000 and 7000 meters peaks scaled by them. They have guided over 200 Himalayan hikes, summited Stok Kangri numerous times, and explored tonnes of trails. The same goes for our Trek Leaders, Base Camp Managers, and even cooks for that matter.
Many of our team members are born and raised in high-altitude remote villages. They are familiar with the terrain and are by default built for leading treks. We did not just stop here, we made sure they completed Basic and Advanced Mountaineering courses to sharpen their skills. They have applied the expertise they gained over the last decade to work with the local authorities to carry out rescue operations.
Our team members identify themselves with all of you – we constantly strive to make every hike outstanding. We know exactly what it takes to make your visit to the Himalayas a success.
We are trusted by the industry leaders
It may not be a surprise, being an adventure travel company in India we are well recognized. Affiliated with prestigious organizations such as the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB), Ministry of Tourism Uttarakhand, Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), and a proud member of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Trek The Himalayas has etched its mark in the industry. We are also an ISO ISO 9001: 2008 certified company. We are recognized by Uttarakhand Tourism as the Best Adventure Tour Operator (PHD Samman Award) two years in a row from 2019. In 2022 and 2023 we have been awarded the Best Adventure Tour Operator of the year by Economic Times.
What makes us stand out from other recognised businesses is that the big government organizations have faith in us. Amongst them are Indian Air Force (IAF), BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), ONGC, BIPARD, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) and the IITs. As you may know, government authorities do not venture on such outdoor trips unless the company is verified and follows all the protocols.
All these great institutions coming year after year, increase our credibility as India’s leading adventure service provider.
We know the hiking world
Being in the field for more than 10 years has taken us closer to the mountains. Offering trekking tours over 100 peaks in the Himalayas, the team at Trek The Himalayasunderstands the terrain intimately, ensuring that every trek is a seamless blend of adventure and safety. This extensive experience enables the team to curate diverse trekking routes across regions, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, and even venturing into the neighbouring realms of Nepal. We ensure that every trek adheres to the highest standards of safety, ethical practices, and responsible tourism.
Guided By Himalayan Native Trek Leaders
One of the cornerstones of Trek The Himalayas is its team of local trek leaders. Certified in mountaineering courses and hailing from the very mountains they guide through, these leaders offer an intimate connection with the terrain. Their innate understanding of the hurdles and beauty of the mountains allows them to provide trekkers with not only a safe journey but also a wealth of local lore and facts. With prompt responses in emergencies and a genuine passion for the mountains instilled since childhood, these local leaders ensure that every trek is an authentic and enriching experience.
India shares the prominent part of the largest mountain range on Earth. We are aiming to inculcate it all. We have been developing trails in all of the Himalayan states like Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Our connections with the rivers, valleys, meadows, and snow peaks are deep and solid. Over the years, we have supported the native communities and believed in them. We have culminated significant relationships with local guides, lodges, transport providers, and everybody.
We have traveled on foot to the highest and the remotest area to make the Himalayan escapades valuable. Be it winters, monsoon, summer, or autumn we have studied the high-altitudes and witnessed it all. As we said, we are born in these ranges. We know this world for real!
We are not a company, we are your friend
We understand how much a trek means to you. Being a trekker with a full-time job takes a toll on you. It requires planning months ahead, bargaining for leaves, managing spouses and parents. Therefore, a hike is more than a trip. It is an accomplishment of self-worth. You will see a friend in us that you can trust.
Our treks are your treks
You may want to tread through the altitudes either solo, in groups or with family. We have plenty of options that will help as per your comfort.
Solo trekkers: These days we get many queries where trekkers want to learn about their limits. They want to travel alone. You can join our fixed batches and enjoy discovering yourself.
Treks with family, kids and friends: On the contrary, you can relish every moment with your loved ones by registering all together as one whole unit.
Custom treks: Time is the key today and we understand you may not be able to adjust as per our schedule. No worries, we have tailor-made treks for you where you pick your dates, your trek and your people.
Ensuring Optimum Safety in Every Ascent
Safety is paramount at Trek The Himalayas, earning it the reputation of being the safest trekking organization in the country. All our trek leaders are not only certified in mountaineering courses but are also trained in Wilderness First Aid Responder and CPR. Rigorous safety protocols are maintained throughout the journey, with every piece of gear meeting high safety standards. The team is equipped with oximeters, blood pressure machines, HAPO Bags, and oxygen cylinders to address any health-related concerns. Technical equipment, such as ropes and stretchers, are handled with expertise, ensuring a secure passage through challenging sections of the trek. With us, you are in safe hands.
Maintaining Sustainable Trekking Practices
As custodians of the environment, Trek The Himalayas is committed to conducting treks sustainably and responsibly. Recognizing the impact of human intervention and unregulated tourism on the Himalayas, the company adheres to strict protocols. Trekkers are encouraged to avoid littering, and the team actively participates in cleanup drives along trails and campsites. Utensils and vessels used for cooking are made from brass, allowing for washing and reuse, eliminating the need for one-time-use plastics. Also, while many trekking organizations advocate for trekkers to wash their own utensils, our approach is unique. Contrary to encouraging self-reliance, we believe that having trekkers wash their own dishes may inadvertently lead to increased littering and water wastage. In our conscientious approach to sustainable trekking, we assign designated personnel for the systematic cleaning of utensils. This not only minimizes the risk of littering but also ensures that the cleaning process is managed efficiently, reducing water wastage.
We are with you always; We think of the smallest thing
Once you have decided you want to be in the mountains. Our part begins. Our Trek Coordinator is at your service to answer your queries. Right from picking a trek as per your requirements, buying things needed for your trip, helping you prepare physically and mentally for the tough climb, throughout the hike and even after you have reached home, we will be shadowing you.
We have an abundance of educational articles that will increase your knowledge. You can subscribe to our newsletters to learn even after you completed a trek with us. Basically, we are always there for you.
Being above 10,000 feet can be daunting at times. We, therefore, micro-manage tiny details so that you don’t have to go through the torment of survival at low-pressure and low oxygen regions. To name a few,
We wash the utensils – your plates, spoons and bowls. Unlike many other companies, we don’t ask our trekkers to carry their tiffin boxes and wash them. We know that trekkers come from the cities and they are not used to the freezing water. There is no point in making them struggle when our experienced team can manage it well.
2-man tents – There is a lot of controversy surrounding 3-man vs 2-man tents. Based on our past learnings we have concluded that 2-man tents are optimal. They provide more room for your backpacks, good circulation of oxygen and breathing condensation is less inside the tent. Read more details here.
We celebrate your special moments – as your partner in adventure, we will never forget your birthdays or anniversaries. Not only that, we revel in your victory of reaching the top. Our chefs prepare delicious cakes at your momentous times. We have been lucky enough to assist enthusiasts to manifest romantic proposals for their partners just like coming out of a fairy tale.
Comfortable Transportation During Your Journey – The journey to the Himalayas is an integral part of the adventure, andTrek The Himalayas ensures it is as comfortable as the trek itself. We prioritize safety and comfort in transportation, ensuring that trekkers reach their starting point in the best possible condition. Our vehicles are well-maintained, and our drivers are skilled and experienced in navigating the often challenging mountain roads. Whether it’s a scenic drive through the valleys of Himachal Pradesh or navigating the winding roads of Uttarakhand, we prioritize the comfort and safety of our trekkers. Comfortable transportation is a crucial aspect of the overall trekking experience. At Trek The Himalayas, we go the extra mile to ensure that the journey to and from the mountains is as enjoyable as possible.
We give chances to save money
Life’s a struggle to earn money and then save it. Whatever our desires could be we always try to shrink its price. There is a different kind of happiness when we get something with less money. Again we realize that, so we offer you chances to save money through exciting discounts and offers. Frequently, we grant trek vouchers as a contest prize or loyalty discounts.
We provide a platform to show your creativity
With Instagram and Youtube, each individual can be an artist. There is no need for fancy certificates to show your talent. If you have it then trek with us. We run monthly contests for photographers, videographers and writers where you can reveal your hidden creativity. With our immense following, you will get visibility and engagement to build your own brand.
We never fail to surprise you
Being a faithful service provider, we may amaze you every time. You might be a beginner or an experienced trekker, we assure you that your every trip with us will be extraordinary. One of our consistent winners of excellent feedback is our food. We feel proud in saying that we are ‘Annapurna’ for treks. We make sure our exquisite delicacies are not repeated and they are prepared as per your request. You want it spicy, Jain or North Indian style, our cooks know it all.
After food, the next thing we do to keep you healthy is Yoga and Stretching. After every hectic day, we carry out small stretching routines. Early in the morning, we do Breathing and Yoga for your body relaxation.
We also do regular acclimatization walks, storytelling nights, singing competitions, group games etc. so that you enjoy with other like-minded enthusiasts.
We are friends with the locals; and you can be, too!
Running one trek requires the force of an army behind it. So, our prime reason to start a hiking company was to provide jobs in the mountain field. Living up to that word we make sure the locals get enough work from us. We partner with locals for transport, accommodation, technical support, medical assistance so the villages develop as this adventure sport advances.
We are a believer that our nation will grow if our villages are developed. Apart from financial freedom another thing that will evolve the villagers is literacy. We conduct mountain safety training programs and First Aid courses for them. There have been several instances where the locals have saved lives by using the First Aid methods while the patient is getting hospital care. Along with the locals we also carry out high altitude rescue operations which make them recognised in the media.
Collaborating with various local groups we have executed mountain cleanliness drives, donation events and rescue operations.
During our treks, we get gracious trekkers who bring goodies for kids and sometimes offer monetary help to the villagers. We offer our trekkers an opportunity to bond with them and get to know them. On Children’s Day especially, we donate a huge collection of study material to schools of the base villages
We’ll take care of it all
We are one for all. You tell us your next summit goal and we shall make it happen.
You just have to pay once while you register and there will be no additional charges before or during the hike. We shall arrange your transport from the pickup point to the drop location. We will not let you go through the burden of booking vehicles to the base camp or even getting the permits. We will do it all for you.
To elevate your stress, we have prepared a specific fitness regime that you can follow. Our Sales Coordinator will guide you through things to carry (where to get the gear, which brand). If you don’t want to spend on the equipment you can rent it from us.
We are not just a hiking company
We love trekking and we love nature. To continue to keep doing what we do and save Earth, we promote eco-friendly practices. Providing garbage bags, separating wet and dry wastes, minimizing the garbage, cleaning the trails, dumping the waste packs directly at the municipality and educating our trekkers, has made us an eco-trekking organisation.
We are building the hiking community by promoting Himalayan treks. Introducing challenging and intriguing hikes, opening winter treks, peak expeditions and keeping the craze high by offering loyalty, students, medical and group discounts. We also run monthly contests so that the wanderers keep coming back.
Promoting adventures sports: Not just trekking we have gained knowledge of mountaineering and other adventure activities namely rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking etc. We help our trekkers relish other activities to encourage outdoor sports.
We can make your hiking dreams come true
It is our dream to make your dreams come true. We are thriving hard to flourish your vigour and boost your confidence. Hike with head held high with us as we take you to the zenith of a mountain. Every year we open new enticing trails of various difficulty levels to keep you all excited.
In 2021 we have paved the path towards religious treks through Char Dham and Panch Kedar Yatra. We are about to extend the horizon – we are going International. Yes, we shall now offer Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus to quench your thirst for tempting peaks. The sky’s the limit for your dreams and we are getting ready to reach the sky.
We don’t say it our trekkers say it
In the last decade, we have had the pleasure of serving lakhs of trekkers coming from every part of the world. Some still come with us, some have brought their families, some introduced their colleagues and some joined with friends. We are a survivor of the globalization and industrial revolution because of our sincere customer base. “Excellent, delicious food”, “Can’t wait to go back to the mountains with TTH”, “TTH team is awesome, I climbed Stok Kangri because of them”, “My kids had a lot of fun with the TTH team” are some of the phrases used by our admirers.
So, if you’re looking for more than a hiking company in India but a companion who will add value to every minute you spend in nature, choose Trek the Himalayas!