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About Us

The Explore Nepal Group is an ecotourism organisation, established in 1988 by Mr. Bharat Basnet. We offer cultural tours, trekking, bird watching, rafting, canoeing, wildlife safaris, as well as spiritual and well-being activities. The Explore Nepal Group has established model eco-hotels and restaurants all over Nepal.

Our Emphasis on Quality

The Explore Nepal Group is one of Nepal's leading up-market eco and sustainable tourism operators, offering quality trips within a natural environment. Our properties provide you with comfort and at the same time a genuine traditional Nepalese atmosphere. In cities, we use the best available hotels, chosen for their character, convenience and general quality. In the field we accommodate our guests in tents or special lodges which adds to the whole experience. We use private transport, provide excellent equipment and, very important, well trained staff.

Tailor-made Tours

In addition to our packaged tours, we can provide tailor-made tours to better match individual tastes and desires. Special itineraries can be arranged according to budget, length of stay, and any other requirements.

Group Size

All our groups are small to provide a better experience and most importantly to preserve the integrity of the places we visit. Group sizes are no larger than 15.

Our Staff

Besides being very experienced, all our staff are sensitive to environmental conservation and they invest their own time in our various campaigns towards preserving the environment and culture. But above all, our staff are very friendly, know their country and will show you the true Nepal that you may not otherwise see.

Responsible Tourism Policy

The Explore Nepal Group has put great emphasis on minimising environmental, social and cultural damage from tourism and maximizing its economic benefits to local people and communities. This can be seen in all The Explore Nepal Group properties and places on its itineraries, both inside and outside of Nepal.

Through its commitment and hard work towards environmental conservation and ecotourism, The Explore Nepal Group has won a number of awards and accolades. Examples include the prestigious PATA Environmental and Gold Awards (1997, 1998, 1999), and the WWF Abraham Conservation Award (2002)