Saving the planet one trek at a time
As an adventure travel company, we get to take our EverTrekkers to some amazing places around the world. Although this is fantastic, we realised that we have an opportunity to make a HUGE difference. We can either do nothing and affect the places we visit in a negative way or we do something about it and make an impact in a positive way.
We therefore looked at all of our operations to tackle both our Carbon Footprint and also to reduce the use of plastic on our trips.
Water Filters on all treks - First in the UK
Running trips in remote locations like the Everest region can mean that clean water is not readily available. This meant that there were really only two options available. Either you buy bottled water or you use water purification tablets/droplets to make the local water drinkable. Over the years we realised this really wasn't sustainable. Firstly with the increase in our customer numbers, this meant that each customer could potentially purchase three or four bottles of water a day for almost two weeks resulting in over 50 plastic bottles per customer. The purification tablets also made the water not very tasty at all and after several days, we noticed customers went back to buying the plastic water bottles.
Something had to be done.
We therefore introduced purified water filters on ALL OF OUR TREKS back in March 2019 meaning no more plastic and no more disgusting chlorinated water. We were the first high altitude trekking company to introduce this onto all of our treks and it made a huge difference with people not only saving money by not purchasing bottled water but also most importantly not using plastic bottled water.
In the first season that we introduced the water filters system, we worked out that just by making this simple change we saved 16,500 1ltr plastic bottles from being used in the Everest region. In just one season! We added these all together and worked out that if you stacked these on top of one another, it's the equivalent height of five Ben Nevis mountains on top of one another! We have now introduced this on all of our treks on Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and beyond.
We are not perfect by any means and there is still a lot to do with reducing our plastic use but as I heard it recently, 'doing something, is better than doing nothing' and we continue to look at ways to reduce our environmental impact.
Tree planting around the world
We recently partnered up with social enterprise Mossy Earth. You can read more about this here, but essentially we offset carbon emissions through rewilding projects and planting of native trees in the UK and Europe. It is our shared aim to restore lost wilderness to Europe, improve biodiversity and restore native ecosystems.
We plant trees every month as well as plant a tree for every customer who makes a booking through the EverTrek website. This means that by going onto a trek with us, you are making an impact through Carbon Offsetting and restoring lost wilderness in the UK & Europe.
How it works
We send money
Your support goes to Mossy Earth who organise the tree planting projects around the UK and Europe.
The tree gets planted
These guys plant the trees at different locations depending on the projects. Yup, it’s as easy as that!
As well as the tree planting projects that are done through Mossy Earth we also want to directly make an impact in the cities we visit. Here is a short video of some of our customers and our Head Yeti Andy planting some trees at Mandela Primary School in Tanzania during our first day on the Kilimanjaro - The Long Way Trek
Did you know that when you book a trip with us, we donate a minimum of £10 to help end youth homelessness in the UK
Over the last few years, EverTrek has supported and worked alongside Llamau who help to end youth homelessness. It's apparent that homelessness in the UK is on the increase. EverTrek MD & Head Yeti Andy who lives and comes from South Wales noticed this change and wanted to do something about it. We are official partners of Llamau and we donate £10 to Llamau when you place your booking with us. Not only are you booking an amazing life-changing trip and making an impact in Nepal, Tanzania and beyond by supporting the economy, but you also help to transform peoples lives in the UK as well.
What your donation can do
Help people like Rhys. He became homeless at just 17 years old after his parents separated. He spent 6 weeks living in a B&B, then a hostel, before moving to one of Llamau's supported housing projects. Now, he's back in college and working towards his ambition of becoming a police officer. Read his full story here
Help Cath who had been left homeless after her mum couldn't afford to pay rent on her home. She was able to sofa surf for 10 months before Llamau supported her in getting a place of her own. She now wants to become a social worker and is looking forward to the future. Read Caths full story here.
The aim is to help people like Rhys and Cath before it's too late and they are out onto the streets. Llamau helped almost 9000 people last year keeping them off the street. 9000 people who are now not homeless. That's why we support them and help the futures of young people who one day might head off on adventures to Everest and have a story to tell just like you.
When you become an 'EverTrekker' and become a part of the EverTrek community you are not just supporting the local economy in Nepal, Tanzania and beyond but you are transforming lives here in the UK
We Love Our
Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say
We happened to be stuck in Nepal for an additional 10 days due to the country going into lockdown and Evertrek worked tirelessly every single day to ensure not only were we in the loop with what was going on but also just to make sure we were comfortable, happy and OK!
They don't feel like your typical corporate company, the entire team is super friendly and make you feel like pals! Something quite important to me and they showed in every single way is that they truly care for all their staff, as soon as the Sherpas and guides lost pretty much all work for this season they set up a justgiving page to help support their families! They doing everything with love and care both for their customers and their team!!
Ok, I could go on! Bottom line is, if you are looking for some trekking adventures, look no further. Just go and book it, you will not regret it!
Thank you for reminding me why I love travelling and trekking so much, now you have awoken it I have lots of planning to do for 2021 hehe!! ❤️
They were fantastic and went out their way to support me when I was stuck in Nepal due to the Coronavirus lockdown
I would highly recommend this company to any trekkers looking for a travel company.
I will definitely be using this company again in the future.
Nothing was to much for the guys in the UK or Kathmandu, if you are thinking about this trip there is only one company to consider EVERTREK 110%
It's only taken 30 years to to finally realize this dream!
The contact has been brilliant with the EverTrek team!
Now to get into training!
Having little things like filtered water and meals included in the cost (I saw another group having to queue to pay for breakfast) might seem trivial but it meant we didn't have to worry about running out of money on the trek - and they treat their guides and sherpas (who were top class and couldn't do enough for you) with consideration and respect.
I always felt well looked after throughout my time in Nepal, and they put a great deal of effort into ensuring that the holiday went smoothly such as rearranging flights, and adapted to any issues that arose.
Evertrek made it a great holiday. I met some fun people, have some great memories and lots of photos! You even get a free bag, medal and certificate!
team, guides, sherpas, porters and yak men in Nepal I cant fault Evertrek. If you are thinking about a trip just do it. You wont regret it. And you wont regret choosing Evertrek either. I'm already looking at other trips and not even home yet!
I’ve just returned from a fantastic training weekend with them in the Brecon Beacons. It was wet and windy but Evertrek didn’t disappoint, . From start to finish, the experience was great. Both Andy( the owner) and his trusty sidekick Dave (the painted Yeti) were there to make us feel welcome. They were both hands on, and their knowledge was second to none.
I can’t wait to actually go to Everest, and after this weekend I feel assured that I’ll be in great hands.
Nothing was too much trouble, and it was great see the way that Andy and Dave talk about Everest with such a passion.
Well done guys
Our guide in Nepal, Bhim and his team, were absolutely fantastic, they worked unbelievably hard, you never wanted for anything. (Watch them, they cheat at cards!!haha)
As for the trek, the negotiations of getting to Lukla were a bit up in the air...but that's just Nepal! Go with the flow. But once we got there, it was absolutely brilliant, everyday the scenery was beautiful and I never felt like they expected to much from you. Plenty of rest time and tea stops! I personally really enjoyed the food (I lived on veggi curry and rice-you get seconds :D) and thought all the accommodation was fine!!
Basically an all round incredible trip, there wasn't a second I didn't enjoy!!! Highly recommend Andy and the team. Would defo do another trek with them 😀
Many thanks to everyone at EverTrek, especially Andy - from start to finish the organisation was par excellence. Special thanks to Rishi our guide and my trekking companions who put the icing on the cake to make one of my dreams come true.
We made some great connections, enjoyed the socialising (you earn it!) and came away even more excited to be getting on the plane to Nepal. Hopefully there will be more such events to enjoy, and build on the training already done. I’m already walking the dogs for 10mins more🙂.
Thanks to Andy and the team for a great weekend. Good luck to those on their way in the next few months, and those who have a longer wait we can share your excitement.
Hotel, guides & transfers in Kathmandu were spot on.
Biggest credit has to go to the guide & sherpa who take care of you every step of the way.
Thank you Evertrek
But it's the people that made the trek. Our guide Kishor is a wonderful guy. A real fixer, high altitude expert, family man and now, friend. When the weather delayed our flight, he did everything he could to make sure we were first onto another. His experience, knowledge and local contacts got us into places we just wouldn't have seen without him. He knew when to go to the best places to avoid the crowds and he was the picture of happiness with his infectious smile. He was kind to the point of putting us first all the time, without hesitation. A true gentlemen and the source of lots of fun and laughter - perfect for morale. Our porters also deserve a mention for their hard work and dedication through some difficult long days at high altitude. Manesh was particularly hard working and charming, keen to learn and become a guide himself in time. Our trek wouldn't have been the same without them and when I go again I will definitely seek out the same team.
My recommendation? Grab a loved one and go trekking in Nepal in the capable hands of the Evertrek team. And request Kishor to be your guide. You won't regret it.
Amazing service from Andy and Dave in helping me plan the most amazing,unique,epic,challenging,tough,
rewarding and memorable experiences...with stunning unspoilt views and a different pace of life.
They provided me with friendly, knowledgeable,caring guides. I really couldn't have asked for a better trek.
Highly recommend and will use again.
Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all at Bucket List, both here and in Nepal, for making my trip to EBC, Cho La and Gokyo so enjoyable and memorable. Himal, my guide, was a star and I enjoyed his company throughout the two plus weeks we were together; he looked after me really well and I have no doubt that his local knowledge helped to smooth the way on a few occasions when accommodation was tight! If my wife can be persuaded to let me go again, you will be my first port of call.