Protecting Porters

Porters are an integral part of the Snowland Journeys philosophy and method of travel.

 

We strive to take our travellers off the beaten track, avoiding the congested trails in order to experience our remote tent-based adventures.

 

This type of trekking is facilitated by porters. Porters are as important to us as our travellers. Without them, we would not be able to run our quality programmes.

 

When we trek, the entire group – travellers, guides and porters alike – are a team who share the same need for safety, in any environment.

 

For this reason, all Snowland Journey porters and guides are provided with the following:

    
•    A good working wage that is regulated by the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal and the Labour Union of Nepal. 


•    All food for porters/guides whilst on trek.


•    Shelter/lodging, sleeping equipment whilst on trek.


•    Life insurance and income protection insurance.


•    Access to the same first aid care that our trekkers receive including emergency helicopter evacuation if required.


•    Appropriate clothing and equipment for the environment and route.


•    A weight restriction of carrying no more than 30 kgs.


•    A porter age restriction of minimum 16 years of age and maximum 50 years of age.


Snowland Journeys will stand by its commitment and abide by its porter protection policy. We will continue to campaign to ensure that all trekking companies adopt similar policies because we strongly believe in the welfare of the entire crew.   
 

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