No Short-Cuts

everest base camp trek

Stunning views en route to Everest Base Camp

At Trek Climb Ski Nepal we never take short-cuts. Especially when it involves your safety or the safety of our staff. We’ll also do everything humanly possible to ensure the success of your trip – to make sure you reach Everest Base Camp – if that’s your goal.

Our no short-cuts policy helps to explain why our trips sometimes cost more than our competitors. There are literally hundreds of travel companies selling trekking and climbing trips in Nepal, so we’d like to ask what is most important to you?

Do you want the security and peace of mind that comes with knowing your company has a 100% safety record? Do you want a company that will never take short-cuts when it comes to your welfare and trip success? Significant and sustainable support, education and care of the Nepalese people the company employs might also be a priority. A company that doesn’t just preach a welfare message – because let’s face it, they all do  – but one that actually lives it day in and day out. Or maybe you’re simply after a rich and rewarding Himalayan adventure with great meals, the best available facilities and accommodation, a bullet-proof trip itinerary with guides and leaders that will become your friends for life.

We invite you to compare us to the competition. When you travel with Trek Climb Ski Nepal you don’t just join our team, we welcome you to our family. We even encourage our guests to spend a day or two with our co-founder Tika Tamang and his family in their beautiful home on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

When it comes to selecting who to travel with we suggest you first ask yourself a number of questions. Some of these should include:

  1. Is the safety record of the company I’m travelling with important to me?
  2. Can the company I’m travelling with tell me about their safety record?
  3. Is it important to me that the company I’m travelling with knows what to do if something goes wrong?
  4. If we encounter an emergency out in the mountains, how will my trip leaders and guides respond?
  5. How well does the company I’m travelling with know the trip leaders and guides it employs?
  6. What is the success record of the company I’m travelling with?
  7. How important is it to me that I actually achieve the goal/aim of my trip (i.e. getting to Everest Base Camp, getting to the summit of Mera Peak)?
  8. Do the trip leaders and guides I’m travelling with have a vested interest in ensuring I safely achieve my trip goal?
  9. Does my itinerary allow for common delays (eg: bad weather, unreliable Nepalese flight schedules, illness etc…) so that I have the best possible chance of achieving my trip goal?
  10. Does my trip include unlimited meals and fluids? Plenty of food and fluids is critical to an effective and safe acclimatisation process. Unless you are experienced in high altitude environments, this is not something that should be left to you. You should NEVER travel with any Nepal trekking or climbing expedition provider that does not include all (and unlimited) meals in their trip price.
  11. Does the company I’m travelling with provide hygienically prepared healthy (and fresh) meals 3 times a day plus snacks?
  12. Does the company I’m travelling with ensure the water they provide me has been boiled for at least 15 minutes?
  13. Does the company I’m travelling with have an easy to contact representative in Australia (or Nepal) that can quickly put me in touch with someone at home in the event of an emergency?
  14. Does the company I’m travelling with have an easy to contact representative in Australia (or Nepal) that my family or friends can call if they need to get an urgent message to me?
  15. Does the company I’m travelling with continually invest in the welfare, education and development of its Nepalese workers? Can this company I’m travelling with tell me how they invest in and take care of their people?
  16. Does the company I’m travelling with have an active online community that will help me answer – without bias – any questions I might have about my upcoming trip to Nepal?
  17. Does the company I’m travelling with have hundreds of glowing testimonials from previous customers?
  18. Does the company I’m travelling have a YouTube channel loaded with videos showing the way they run their trips in Nepal?

I’m sure you can see what we’re getting at. In a nutshell, Trek Climb Ski Nepal is much more than just a trekking company running trips in Nepal. If you’re after the cheapest possible price for your holiday in Nepal, then it’s unlikely you’ll want to travel with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Nepal.


Nick Farr and Tika Tamang

“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The
common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a
lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well
to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will
have enough to pay for something better.”

 – John Ruskin