Gurkha Encounters is a leading trekking, adventure and eco travel company, based in Kathmandu. Established in 1998, we specialize in the Himalaya region of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India, including Sikkim. We are experts in providing advice, and planning and organising a wide range of adventure and trekking travel options and related services.
Our office staff, guides, and support staff are all local to the towns and villages we pass through on our tours. All are experienced, registered, and qualified. Our extensive local knowledge as well as our experience and local contacts mean that we are able to provide the best service to our clients. We are proud of our reputation for quality, innovation and overall customer service with a focus on cultural and environmentally responsible travel. We aim to provide you with a friendly and personal service to a very high standard, at competitive and fair prices. We ensure you a truly memorable adventure!
Adventure tourism continues to grow worldwide and with that, so too does the accompanying pressures and impacts on local environments and communities in the places we visit. And with many travellers visiting Nepal and the Himalaya each year, the strain on this beautiful environment also continues to increase. We have seen at first hand the effect tourism has on local communities – both good and bad. Being responsible and protecting the environment does not mean a compromise in quality or standards of travel, if anything it requires just a little more thought and care and there are many admirable examples of how tourism can benefit and sustain the environment and indigenous peoples.