Unique Adventure International [P] Ltd
Life is simply a unique adventure…or nothing!
Getting to know us the way we are…Ours is a story that stretches over two decades. We saw the light of day on 24thFebruary, in the year 1998. It hasn’t been easy. We had simple beginnings while working as a guide hiking the length and breadth of the mountains; on the way we also discovered our beautiful country Nepal is not only about mountains. Our history, culture and heritage sites spoke volumes that interested an inquisitive world, attracting backpackers in hordes to Nepal. Experience also taught us to understand we live in the better of two worlds, the world we’re familiar with, and the world we’re not.
When you book a trip with Unique Adventure, you’ve probably crossed three continents to get to Nepal; and if you’re a greenhorn, you’d be discovering a world you’ve never known, and a world you will most likely never forget. Unique Adventure is all about the great Himalayan wilderness. We will introduce you to unique mountain cultures, environments, ancient heritage cities, skyline mountain ranges and extraordinary jungles as you discover an exceptional part of the planet we all live on.
Unique Adventure International is a complete Nepali owned adventure operator based centrally in Nepal’s famous tourist hub known the world over as ‘Thamel’. We are a small team, a core group of devoted professionals who have blended in well with the unpredictable vagaries of nature; we are geographically a seismically active country and sit on a shaky tectonic plate that makes us prone to earthquakes. However, we are trained and geared to react with any unpredictable circumstances that may occur when escorting our guests on the trails throughout the Himalayas. We are a licensed outfit and recognized by the Department of Tourism – Government of Nepal.
All our programmes are meticulously planned to the smallest detail. Check out our active itineraries: if you read about some specimen of flowers, some green hillocks, a particular ridge, off-track trail, an unknown village, or some unheard of monastery, you can be sure it’s there, just the way you read about it in our itineraries.
Responsible Tourism…Practicing what we preach
Tourism is one of the most happening and largest industries on earth. It gives work to more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families depending on tourism for their daily needs. In Nepal, tourism is the only breadwinner.
At Unique Adventure, we are highly devoted to safeguarding the natural environment and make sure the area we use is left clean when we move away. We generally bury or burn our bio-degradable trash and what’s not disposable is packed and deposited in a bin installed by conservation park authorities.
Our porters are always protected. We are always aware about the risks involved and ensure our guides and porters are well equipped and geared for you to enjoy hassle free services. We strictly follow rules and regulations of the International Porters Protection Group (www.ippg.net).
We avoid camp fires when on the trail and advise our guests to buy wood-fueled hot showers in lodges. On all our ventures we always make sure we give ‘something back’to the community. Unique Adventure has always been involved with helping build schools in mountain villages, assisting widows with an income source, helping educate porters’ children’ and assisting the disabled who have been injured while escorting guests on the mountains etcetera.
We have always been committed to the wellbeing of mountain communities. During the earthquakes that hit Nepal in 2015, we initiated a project called: ‘Hand in Hand Nepal’’ – with the aim to ‘Keep the Mountains Clean – Give back to the Community’’. The concept behind our Program is based on the culture of ‘Travel with a purpose’. We seek to make a difference to communities in need in areas we trek to… the purpose is to start from within and spread the dollar around. Your trips with us can make some differences…big differences in small ways.
Our Mission: is making differences with a purpose
Ours is always a constant search to provide trips in a league of its own.– we are always trying to offer something different, not exactly different things but things done in different ways as much as possible. We want our guests to explore nature and its non fictional myths while experiencing ancient religious beliefs and rich mountain culture in ways that are new and meaningful when visiting our country.
The purpose of our journeys is to avoid trails that are congested by tourists with systematic planning in peak seasons. It is always our desire to soak our clients into the rich culture of the places we visit. We are constantly striving to create a balance between routine sightseeing and real contact with local people and families, perhaps even share a meal with them, especially in areas we trek to.
The Vision: Exploring new frontiers with safety a priority
Since mountaineering has always been the core of our strength from the time of our establishment, our Vision has always been to show you the real Himalayan world for what it is; we do not just pass by some harsh isolated spots that would otherwise be ignored by others; because this helps you to understand the beauty within of certain remote regions where local folks live by traditions unknown to the known world. The forethought is to make sure we go the mile to ensure our guests are given a standard of service and care that ensures safety without forgetting the fun, camaraderie and spirit of stimulating adventure, when above the timberline. Our painstaking detailed planning which goes into preparing your expeditions is sometimes worked out months in advance prior to your arrival in Nepal. Unique Adventure, over the years, has learnt the hard way to believe that ‘somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb, taking risks that can be fatal’’…
Nevertheless, at Unique Adventure, the vision will always be to explore new frontiers with safety being our top priority.
Welcome to the Himalayan state of Nepal! Explore a new world so different from the others you’ve known…it’s a Unique Adventurous world you will never forget in a hurry…