Travel slow, experience authentic culture, immerse yourself in the Himalayan wilderness and soak in the warmth of our people. We offer you rich and eco-friendly trek-n-travel adventures in the Himalayas.
To Travel is to Awaken
Stephan Marchal, founder of Himalayan Ecotourism, has been working with the local communities in India for about 20 years. A cooperative of 65 members, established by the natives of the Tirthan Valley and Stephan, organizes the treks in the GHNP area. HET has partnered with multiple local organizations to provide you with a surreal time in the mountains.
Discover the Tirthan Valley, Great Himalayan National Park, Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti, Tibet and other offbeat Himalayan destinations with us. Join us for travel, treks, spiritual journeys, adventures, one-day hikes or volunteering.
Travel to us goes beyond means. We travel with you, in a way that is respectful to the local community and the environment. Our social enterprise model works on uplifting the families through women empowerment, education programmes and reforestation drives. We offset your travel carbon emissions by planting trees and are proud to be contributing towards sustainability in the Himalayas.
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Treks and travels
Our work for sustainable development in the Himalayas
Himalayan Ecotourism federation
How do we create a bigger impact by associating with other organizations ?Read More
We love seeing women getting emancipated and taking responsibility for a sustainable development.Read More
Preparing the local kids so that they can bring a positive change tomorrow.Read More
Regeneration of the himalayan forest
Reversing the degradation processes by regenerating barren mountains near the GHNP.Read More
Offset you carbon emissions
Become a zero carbon citizen by allowing us to plant trees for youRead More
Himalayan Ecotourism videos
Offset your carbon emissions
Himalayan Ecotourism allows you to offset you carbon emissions by reforesting in the Himalayas. This regenerates the local ecosystems and helps the local community.
Trek the GHNP with Janisha
The awesome story of a little girl trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park.
Himalayas, mountains of the Gods
Come with us for a spiritual adventure. Meet the Gods of the Himalayas !
Other initiatives of Himalayan Ecotourism
Plant trees with us
Donate to our crowdfunding campaign to reforest barren lands in the Himalayas.Read more
Stop Forest Fires
Educating the school kids about issues related to the intentional forest firesWatch it
Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism
Himalayan Ecotourism is the winner of the To Do award 2022 in the field of "Socially Responsible Tourism".
We are also the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019 and the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
We have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to conserve the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !