Trekking

Promoter of India's biggest summer trekking trail called "HEAT" (Himalayan Environment & Adventure Trek) every year on a new trail. Safety and "eco-sense" form the foundation of each of our trips. We are known for serving excellent cuisines in the most difficult of situations, Eco-sensible" approach to Adventure Tourism and its professionalism

  • 1995 : Trek in Chuhar Valley (Mandi) Himachal Pradesh
  • 1996 : Trek to Chanrda tal (Jagatsukh Manali in Himachal Pradesh
  • 1997 : Trek to Dhauladhar Range in Himachal Pradesh
  • 1998 : Trek trail in Sangla Valley (Kinnaur), Himachal Pradesh
  • 1999 : Trek trail to Chandratal (Kullu Valley), Himachal Pradesh
  • 2000 : Trek trail to Shibaling pass (Sangla, Kinnaur), Himachal Pradesh
  • 2001 : Trek trail to Khauli pass (Manikaran valley), Himachal Pradesh
  • 2002 : Trek trail to Roopkund trail (Chamoli, Garhwal), Uttaranchal
  • 2003 : Trek trail to Kuari pass (Chamoli, Garhwal), Uttaranchal
  • 2004 : Trek trail to Solang Glacier trek (Manali Valley), Himachal Pradesh
  • 2005 : Trek trail to Talang Pass Trail (Chamba Valley) Himachal Pradesh
  • 2006 : Trek trail to Mt Bandarpunch Trail,(Yamnotri Valley), Uttaranchal
  • 2007 : Trek trail to Saurkundi Lake, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2008 : Trek trail to Dayara Bugyals , Raithal, Uttarkashi, Uttaranchal
  • 2009 : Trek trail to Saru Tal, Pabbar Valley, Rohru, District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2010 : Trek trail to Chanderkhani Pass, Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2011 : Trek trail to Kareri Lake, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2012 : Trek trail to Pakhwa Top, Kumaon, Uttarakhand
  • 2013 : Trek trail to Baleni pass, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2014 : Trek trail to Druni Taal & Meadows, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2015 : Trek trail to Kareri lake, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh
  • 2016 : Trek trail to Baleni Pass , Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh

We promote local leadership, provide excellent working conditions for our staff and porters on adventure trips and share a close relationship with them. In Uttaranchal, Ladakh, Sikkim and Himachal, we are very well known in so many tiny hamlets due to our regular visits with our clients. We recognize that tourism can be a real help to the local communities providing income, positive cultural exchanges and financial incentive to protect the natural environment. We stress upon – that your holiday is someone else's home and leave nothing but footprints. Your activities should contribute to the conservation, well being and everlasting pleasures for the future generation.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

Facilities for proper medical aid are available at every campsite throughout the trek. However those on special medication or with known drug allergies should bring their own necessary medications

SAFETY

Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trek routes keeping safety in mind. Our experienced camp leaders have been constantly visiting the area to check all the details. Stringent safety standards are adhered to strictly, and only quality equipment is used.

OUR PROGRAMMES /TRIPS

Our programmes/ trips are designed specifically for groups, schools, colleges, youth groups, corporate offsites, organizations & families. All activity elements are tightly controlled. The activities included in the programmes are not advanced expeditions and they do not require participants to be trained in advance. These are simple activities which provide a great experience and basic training. All parts of the programmes are closely supported and supervised.

SAFETY TRAINING

A regular step we take to manage safety is to provide the trip leaders annual trainings camps so as to be updates with the new safety techniques. In addition all participants are briefed regularly to ensure that they play their part in protecting themselves and others. The trip leaders are provided training to ensure that they must follow the best practices, and observe key rules to keep safe and healthy.

BENCHMARKING AND ACCREDITATIONS
  • All our trip leaders are well qualified as rock climbers/ mountaineers from institutes like NIM, WHMI & HMI. They have atleast 5 years experience of working as senior instructors in the outdoors. They all are qualified in First Aid, CPR and first aid wilderness responder courses. All our guides are also licensed with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. We have guides in different foreign languages also so that communication is not an issue.
  • Heights & Sights Travel Solutions is a member of ATOAI & ADTOI
MISSION STATEMENT

Our priority is to satisfy every client, every time through outstanding and personalized services. We are dedicated to the customer experience and are constantly evaluating how we can improve upon this.

ECO PLEDGE

Heights & Sights Travel Solutions is firmly committed to preserving our fragile environment. All tours follow a strict eco-code that involves everyone, starting from the office, to our clients, the adventure staff on field and the local community.

To that effect we are proud to present the following paper compiled by us, for you to read and pass on. The paper contains excerpts from the best eco tourism practices around the world.

WE PLEDGE TO

Be a partner in conducting responsible and sustainable tourism with minimal impact on the physical, cultural and social environment of the area.

Moving towards the task outlined in the above pledge we have to conserve and protect our environment on all fronts. In the following pages we have endeavoured to extensively outline industry specific guidelines. These measures have to be adopted sooner or later by the tourism industry in a positive and pro active collaboration with the Indian Government.

WHY CONSERVE ?

We all want to survive. To do that we all depend on the earth's resources for our basic needs. If resources are no longer available, then we are not only threatening our own existence but also that of future generations and the wildlife with which we share this planet. Unfortunately humans have not been looking after the earth's resources carefully enough; instead we have been using them without consideration for the environment or future needs. We are in danger of destroying the natural systems that are providing those significant resources. The time has come when we have got to look at changes in lifestyles because, not only are we gambling with our own survival, but also that of all the other species on earth.

HOW CAN WE CONSERVE ?

This can only be achieved by living sustainably. Sustainability is a key word for the 1990s and for many people this will mean a significant change in both attitude and actions. Everyone must understand the effects that their activities are having on other individuals, other communities, other nations, future generations and other species. The internationally recognised text, Caring for the Earth states that "sustainability is an ethic based on care for each other and the Earth." Development should not be at the expense of other communities or later generations, nor threaten the survival of other species. The benefits and costs of resource use and environmental conservation should be shared among people who are poor and those who are rich, and between our generation and those who will come after us.

TREAD SOFTLY

The Indian Outdoors are a fragile environment. They are also becoming increasingly popular with people who are learning to appreciate the natural values and the recreation opportunities available. The increasing numbers of visitors is having an effect on the areas natural and cultural heritage. Mushrooming construction, expanding campsites, bacteria in creeks and rivers, erosion, deterioration of walking tracks(some are even being turned in to motorable roads) and the destruction of local architecture, giving way to ugly, modern structures, have all become more common in recent years.

Fortunately some visitors and companies have adopted the ethic of minimal impact recreation. We can minimise the damage to the natural environment by learning to tread softly and this reduces the need to place restrictions on visitors. Without it we run the very real danger of "loving our natural areas to death". By learning to tread softly, we can minimise the damage to the natural environment. Reduce the need for track and campsite closures, or even worse have them turn into built up resorts, and tarred roads.

We have compiled a series of codes covering a range of adventure and recreation activities. The codes contain common sense information to protect the natural and cultural environment and encourage safety.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

  • Since the start, through his vision, the main objectives have been very strongly supported by:
  • The principles of protecting the environment, flora, fauna, landscapes
  • Respecting the local cultures, traditions, religions and heritage
  • Benefiting the local communities – both economically and socially
  • Conserving natural resources – from office to destinations
  • Minimizing pollution – from waste disposal and congestion
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