Why would you opt to travel with Index Adventure? Read what follows below to know why your reasons to travel with US is so much like why YOU decided to choose Nepal as your key holiday destination among a whole host of nations around the planet.
Years of experience and expert in what we do
We possess a deep passion for alpine adventure and the wilderness, and with the small professional group we have on board, we’ve been through some painful experience that stretches for over 2 decades on some of the most secluded trails and grueling peaks the world has ever known, but we’ve loved it all the while, despite the blood, sweat & tears. We are extra sharp about all the details when it comes to executing any of your ventures. This is because of our in-depth planning with grassroots research, fact-determining and training over the years with our pledge to offering you a vacation with complete contentment, value for payment and making sure we never compromise on your safety, come what may. This is the whole base of the reasons why we remain one of the leading adventure operators in the country; because we are constantly working to perform in ways that exceed all your expectations the moment your jet hits the tarmac at the airport in Kathmandu.
Safety priorities and services are imperative when traveling through us
Our safety measures are beyond comparisons, because we’ve seen it all, done it all. We know what the heights can do if you set out unprepared on a high altitude trek or attempt a peak of over 6000m, it’s always a risk above the tree-lines; and we analyze the risks & do triple checks on our itineraries before it gets to your desk because we want to make sure ample acclimatizing time is given to probable trekkers and climbers planning a trip with us. We use stringent standards which places more focus on planning and risk assessment, this even develops good practice to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone joining a trip to the Himalayas in Nepal. We always ensure that our services are modified & it’s so important that no stones are left unturned for our clients because this is risky mountain adventure where the stakes are pretty high. We also prepare our guests well on what would be the best way to get set for a trip, especially in far flung areas when doing trekking peaks. It’s obligatory for us to persuade our clients to go through a medical routine before commencing on any trip above 4000m in altitude. When you book a trip with Index Adventure, you are not just a customer, you are a parent, a brother/sister, a very close friend – put simply – you are family; and all our safety priorities & services are based entirely on this relationship.
Small and private groups
The planet’s a big enough for everyone to explore and its human nature to checkout the wild outback. But the world is a huge place. And the varied jargon is complex to learn, with borders to traverse and cultures to understand. A limited group of adventure movement makes traveling easier and allows you to make better use of the precious time you have. The logistics don’t become an impediment to overcome; and you can use all your energy on exploring the unknown for the experiences of a whole lifetime. At Index Adventure, our groups are limited enough to give you that individual feel of discovering a destination independently, but large enough to get friendly with ease. Group sizes tend to differentiate on where and how we’re travelling, but our average group size is about 10 people on the move. Experience has taught us it’s a great number to let you connect with the folks you meet without feeling like you’re just another member of the group. We’ve invested years of experience into our itineraries, ventures and lodging. There’s no need to take hours worrying over every detail of your solo voyage when you have a company who understands your style of travel. The smaller the group the more the unity you have and this means a better holiday.
Custom and tailor made trips
Our slick tailored programs have been well planned to match your needs. At Index Adventure, we use our in-depth experience picked up over the years to organize tours and treks that are comfortable for you to deal with. Whether you are looking for a budget tour, luxury tour, or treks & expeditions on the mountains, as a group or individual; we have the expertise to offer you the best & what matches your expectations. This is what matters most, we reckon. All of the trips that we design for you are not only meant to suit your time line, but also your interests. Our select itineraries are geared to be lengthy or brief depending on your time schedules and the kind of journey you want to undertake. We integrate our trips into one another to give you a brilliant combo of history, the outback & even put a jungle safari into the mix; all worked out with intensive planning to give you much within the short time frame you may have. Our website has a layout that’s engineered to help you with some quick browsing so that you may be encouraged to develop ideas to help you customize your own holidays that best serve your core requirements.
Trekking and Climbing equipment provided for your convenience
The following basic equipments check lists ought to help you with your packing. Please remember that it’s always important to try to keep the weight of your equipment to a bare minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
The Equipment we provide for your Trek includes or is limited to: Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner, Down Jacket and t-shirts with a cap. Any other equipment is available on hire in Thamel. We recommend you to trekking outlets that ensure premium quality that don’t give you hang-ups on the trail. The equipment we provide you is of the highest in quality standards to protect you & keep you warm in the wild.
The Equipment we provide for Climbing includes a Duffel bag, with well maintained Group climbing gears that guarantee your safety at alpine altitudes.
We particularly would like to advise you to consider equipments as essentials while packing for peaks & mountain Expeditions. The list we include here is only a guideline. Adjustments to the list given below can be done according to your needs, interests, duration of your trip, or the season of your trip, etc. You can find a lot of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Much of the gears which are available in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (and consequently a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. You can find some prime high quality branded gears too in some famous stores hereabouts in Kathmandu.
The planet is a huge place and can be mind-boggling but mother earth is a planet we love so much, and God showed his love when creating this planet; we want to contribute in keeping it that way. All we have to do is just be conscious about the environment, a slightly softer stride. Sustainable travel doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy ourselves. It means that fun can be used to benefit others, with Respect. Index Adventure is committed to maintaining our reliability, living by our values and making sure we're running our business with a set platform of principles. This being, to operate in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with down-to-earth experiences. However, these values are more than just words in a file on record; they are ingrained in the culture and daily operations of all our ventures; in the city & on the mountains. In addition, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development, where we give back more than we take.
We’ve seen it all – the ups and downs have taught us a lot. This is nature at its best & worst. We can’t take anything for granted when it’s a tryst with Mother Nature, especially in the wilderness; and in alpine territory.
We need these mountains more than they need us, & we must duly honour the mountain gods for who they are. Its Almighty God that created these mountains with all its striking beauty, but then a natural calamity can be lurking somewhere around the bend, and we must always be aware of the environment - & this comes with respect, consciousness and faith. Despite the hurdles & hiccups, our success ratio has been over 90%, because experience has taught us the hard way to honour nature and love the mountains…and God does the rest.