Himalayan Holidays Treks and Tours have been in operation since September 1990. We have earned ourselves the reputation as one of the well established Adventure Travel Operator based in Kathmandu and we tailor itineraries for our special clienteles from USA, UK, Turkey, India, UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah), Russia and CIS, China Singapore, Hongkong, Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Canada.
We are not a very big organization nor are we a small one, but we have 31 full time staff members who constitute the "backbone" of our organization. We do not subcontract our services to others, our team of trained, trusted and well experienced staff members are taught to "walk the extra mile" and are ready to "bend their backs backwards" to ensure our clients are comfortable, safe, well served and happy!!
Himalayan Holidays added its biggest feather on its hat by successfully organizing and executing the historical Mount Everest Expedition for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces that saw eight members of the Military team including HRH Prince Theyab Khalifa Hamdan of UAE and eight Sherpas and support team members successfully scale Mount Everest on 19th May 2016. The team was given a red carpet hero's welcome by HRH the Sheikh Mohammed the President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE upon their return back home.
Similarly, in April/May 2016 we have also successfully organized the historical Mt. Everest filming expedition for National Geographic UAE. A famous High Altitude cinematographers David Rusmussen and Mr. Mark Whetu. Later David Rasmussen along with two Sherpa Assistants from Himalayan Holidays summited Mount Everest and shot the film.
MISSION & GOALS:
Provide high quality professional services at competitive prices to continuously exceed customer’s expectations and reinforce its market position in the field of trekking and tour related services. Operate as an effective catalyst for the socio-cultural development. Especially for small developing countries like Nepal with minimal industrial foundation, tourism comprises as one staple economic activity within our tenants and our resource base. Employment and income generation, earning of foreign exchange, sponsorship of local community, and poverty alleviation are the most often conjured goals of tourism development.
Himalayan Holidays believes in “Sustainable Development through Tourism.” We are committed to provide comprehensive trekking and tour related services to the inbound as well as outbound tourists. Dedicated to excellence in serving our valuable customers, we are also pretty much inclined towards the development of socio-cultural facets of our Nation. Himalayan Holidays (P) Ltd was established in 1990 A.D. with the objective of providing adventure tours and treks to the inbound tourists in Nepal and with the complete authority to operate and promote outbound tours to India, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tibet and countries around the world. We have come a long way since our establishment and we have proudly earned ourselves the reputation as one of the “well established” Adventure Travel Organizations in the entire South Asia.
Among many of our achievements since our establishment 27 years ago, we have earned ourselves several Feathers on our Hat and some of the extraordinary trips that we have organized are as follows:
2016: In June, we organized the Luxury Travel Media FAM Trip for Media Delegates from famed travel media house of Russia such as In Style magazine, Discovery magazine, Radio 7 on-line blog, Risk.ru, Radio Shokolad, etc.
2016: Himalayan Holidays added its biggest feather on its hat by successfully organizing and executing the historical Mount Everest Expedition for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces that saw eight members of the Military team including HRH Prince Theyab Khalifa Hamdan of UAE and eight Sherpas and support team members successfully scale Mount Everest on 19th May 2016. The team were given a red carpet heros welcome by HRH the Sheikh Mohammed the President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE upon their return back home.
2016: In April/May 2016, we successfully organized the historical Mt. Everest filming expedition for National Geographic UAE. A famous High Altitude cinematographers David Rusmussen and Mr. Mark Whetu. Later David Rasmussen along with two Sherpa Assistants from Himalayan Holidays summited Mount Everest and shot the film.
2015: Organized the Nepal Promotional media FAM trip for National Geographic Russia – www.nat-geo.ru & National Geographic Travellers – Russia.
2015: After the devastating Earthquake on 25th April & 12th May – Himalayan Holidays Team was actively involved for different Search, Rescue, Relief and Reconstruction works in 14 different districts of Nepal which are severely affected by the big Earthquakes of April 25th and May 12th 2015.
2015: With cooperation with Fly Dubai – Russia, we organized Nepal promotional FAM trip for 10 active Adventure / Leisure tour operators from different cities of Russia.
2014: Provided complete logistic support to Vijayanti / Swopna Movies from Hyderabad India for the shooting of Feature movie – Yvade Subramanium in Mt. Everest Region.
2013: The Lower Mustang Eye Expedition with Dooley Interned Foundation, Himalayan Eye Hospital, Pema Tsal Monastic Institute and Mission Himalaya.
2013: The Edge Picture UK - documentary film shooting at Siklis Village of Annapurna Region.
2012: Everest Base Camp Trek for The English College Dubai – in its fund raising initiatives for the Mission Himalaya Eco Home and Farm project.
2011: Everest Base Camp Charity Challenge Trek for Gulf 4 Good, Dubai in support of Mission Himalaya Eco Home and Farm for orphaned children.
2011: Operation Restore Vision - a New York Eye & Ear Infirmary project combined with Himalayan Eye Hospital.
2011: The first ever historical Eye & Medical Expedition to the "restricted Upper Mustang Region" organized by Dooley Inter med Foundation, NY, Himalayan Eye Hospital, Mission Himalaya and Pema Tsal Monastery. Please check out the documentary "VISIONS OF MUSTANG" on youtube.
2011: UAE Military's first historical Around Annapurna Circuit Mountain Biking Expedition (26 days).
2010: Successfully organized the then newly opened Mt. Seribung Expedition in Upper Mustang region.
2010: Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Eye & Medical Camp at Pema Tsal Monastic Institute with joint collaboration with Himalayan Eye Hospital, Dooley In termed Foundation and Mission Himalaya.
2010: UAE Military's first Himalayan Expedition - the climbing of Mount Imja Tse (Island Peak) in Solu Khumbu region.
2008: Lhasa to Mt. Everest (northern base camp) overland trip for Mrs. Parameswor Godrej (owner of Godrej steel cabinets, lockers, etc.) and family.
2009: Annapurna Circuit Trek for G4G (Gulf for Good) to help raise funds for the construction of the Mission Himalaya Eco Farm Home for orphaned children.
2009: Everest Base Camp Trek for The English College Dubai who helped raised $ 50k to purchase land for the Mission Himalaya run Eco Home and Farm for orphaned children that we built and are currently running.
2008: Annapurna Trek for Mr. Vikram and Mrs. Geetanjali Kirloskar (Managing Director of Vijaya Motors India
(Toyota India)) and their daughter Ms Manshi.
2007: Everest Sherpa Villages trek for Mr. Ajeet Bajaj, Mr. Vikram and Mrs. Geetanjali Kirloskar - Managing Director of Vijaya Motors (TOYOTA India).
2007: Everest High Altitude Research Expedition for The Explorers Club and USARIEM.
2006: Everest Base Camp charity challenge trek for G4G again in aid of the 2nd Phase of the Ilam Hospital and an orphanage in Kathmandu.
2002: Everest Base Camp Trek for 41 charity challengers from the Dubai, UAE based charitable organization "GULF 4 GOOD" who helped to complete the Dr. Megh Bahadur Parajuli Hospital in far-eastern Nepal started and run by Himalayan Healthcare. The group helped raise US$ 130k for the said hospital !
2001: Crypto Zoological Research Expedition titled "On the Footsteps of Tom Slick" the Texan Oil Tycoon who spent his billions on research of the unknown including the Lochness Monster, the Big Foot, the Ape Man of China and the Abominable Snowman or the Yeti of the Himalayas. The expedition was The Explorers Club's Flag Expedition No 117 and Tom Slick, who died in a mysterious plane crash, his niece Catherine Cooke was leading the said expedition. Catherine Cooke is a dear friend of Himalayan Holidays and her book titled "Monster Hunter" has been ear-marked for a Hollywood Movie with renowned actor Nicholas Cage portraying the late Tom Slick himself!!
2000: Mount Kailash documentary film shoot of The Sakadawa Festival with world famous German documentary
Film maker Mr. Werner Herzog (nominated for Oscar) and his wife.
1999: Extreme Everest Expedition (E-3) No 2 with The Explorers Club, NASA, Yale, Olympus America, Himalayan Healthcare, Millennium Healthcare Solutions, etc.
1999: Fully organized the Mount Kailash Tibet trip for Chairman of ICI Paints, CEO of Ranbaxy Mr. Daljit Singh (better known as the first Indian Shotput Olympic Gold Medallist) and friend Mr. Ajeet Bajaj – CEO of Snow Leopard Adventures and the first Indian to reach the north and south Poles within one year!!!
1998: Extreme Everest Expedition (E-3) - A high altitude research expedition to Mt. Everest jointly organized with The Explorers Club of NY, NASA, Yale, MIT, AT&T, Lucient Technologies, Walter Reed Medical Hospital - US Army and Himalayan Healthcare. We provided complete logistical support from Kathmandu to Mount Everest for 16 American adventurers, climbers, researchers, scientists, doctors and nurses.
1994: Complete logistical support for Lipton Tea commercial with Hollywood star Tom Selleck.
1992~2007: Helped co-found Himalayan HealthCare Inc., a New York and Kathmandu based not for profit organization specializing in medical outreach projects and camps. We provided complete logistics support for over 70 medical outreach expeditions till 2007!
1991: Fully organized a 4 month long Petroleum Exploration Expedition in Nepal for the Pan Canadian Petroleum by providing complete logistics support starting from far-western Nepal to far-western region of Udaypur.
1990 & 91: Study tour with trekking for the Visually Challenged clients from Tokyo Helen Keller Association.
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