Gushaini, Teh. Banjar, Dist. Kullu, HP

Offset your travel carbon emission


Offset your travel carbon emission

The reforested area

We are planting trees on barren lands in the ecozone of the Great Himalayan National Park.

Conservation of the environment is at the heart of Himalayan Ecotourism's concerns.

Among others, planting trees in the ecozone of the Great Himalayan National Park is an ongoing project since 2019.

This project was initiated by the members of our cooperative. A conservation project started and run by local villagers in the Himalayas, this is what makes it so unique and promising. You can read about what works with our model of social enterprise here. You could also watch a video about the first plantation here.

Since the covid-19 pandemic, we were forced to rethink the way of travelling, we asked ourselves : How can we make travel even more responsible than we do ?
We decided to intensify our reforestation project ! Not only it will provide employment to our cooperative members when there is no tourist because of a pandemic (or any other crisis), but it may bring the ecological footprint of our operations near to zero.

We therefore suggest that our travelers pay an additional fee which will be used to plant more trees.

The carbon dioxide emitted during your air and overland transports is estimated per person per km.
To make this calculation possible we will ask you to inform us about your travel plans to reach us (from outside or inside India).
We have also estimated the number of trees to planted to capture a certain mass of atmospheric carbon dioxyde.
This, along with the cost of planting and protecting one tree up to its maturity, allows us to calculate the exact fee to charged to offset your carbon emissions during your travel with us.

Do you want to know more about our carbon offset fee ? Enquire now !
Video about our reforestation project, Tirthan valley

Planting trees

Help local villagers reforesting their area by offsetting your travel carbon emissions.

Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism

Himalayan Ecotourism Awards

Our awards

Himalayan Ecotourism is the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019. We are also the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
On the international scene, 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 !