We always carry efficient kerosene or other liquid fuel stoves for our camping treks. This adds significantly to our costs but maintains our minimal impact policy, ensuring that our trips do not contribute to deforestation and associated erosion or loss of biodiversity in regions which are struggling with these serious threats.
Our local employment policy and high standards of training in first aid leadership, communication and high altitude trekking ensure that our travelers receive the best possible care on their trip. Our employment of local people wherever possible has many benefits for our travelers, our hosts, and for us:
There is no better person to teach you about the landscape and culture than a local person. Employing local people ensures that World Expeditions’ travelers receive credible knowledge and treatment. Local intelligence underpins our ability to operate genuine ‘off the beaten track’ experiences away from commercial travel routes.
Employing local people ensures a good proportion of participants’ trek fees remain with the people who are custodians of the places and cultures visited.
Our expert staff training team is introducing effective skills in developing nations such as top quality remote area first aid techniques.
English language, leadership and communications skills are fundamentals in our training process. World Expeditions provides opportunities for personal advancement, industry-leading conditions and inspiration in communities where employment conditions can be very harsh.
World Expeditions employs a generous number of porters on trek in order to implement our minimal impact policies. These extra porters carry kerosene fuel in and take rubbish out. World Expeditions pay porters a per kilogram cash bonus for rubbish returned at the end of the trek.
This policy has been implemented to combat the habit of disposing unnecessary waste into glaciers and over cliffs.knowledge and treatment. Local intelligence underpins our ability to operate genuine ‘off the beaten track’ experiences away from commercial travel routes.