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Getting more out of your Holiday :
Whether you travel for relaxation, fulfilment, discovery, adventure or to learn our culture, Glaciers Trek-n-Tour is the right agency for you! Why? Because we tailor-make itineraries to meet your needs. We offer a “no frill” holiday experience for you. Our main focus is to provide you with a truly authentic experience and at the same time, allow you an opportunity to develop a better understanding of our rich traditions and culture.

Our philosophy :
As we are one of the last “untouched” places in India, or the world, for that matter, we strongly believe in responsible tourism. Having only 4 months in which to make a living, we do need tourism in Ladakh in order to survive. At the same time, we don’t feel the need to charge exorbitant rates nor convert Ladakh into a one of the most visited places if the price we have to pay is to lose our cultural heritage and unique identity.

We feel that tourists need to appreciate the great many positive benefits that tourism can bring, particularly to our rural communities. For this reason, we adopted our philosophy based on responsible tourism. When tourism is Ladakh is developed in a proper and responsible way, not only will it have a positive contribution to the local economies, but also greatly benefits the conservation of the landscapes, monuments and wildlife. It creates local employment opportunities in a place where the harsh winter fails to attract tourists 8 months in a year. For this reason, we encourage the use of local agents/tour agencies with a strong belief in conservation. Remember, you can help the local economy by buying local produce in preference to imported goods. When bargaining, please be reasonable. The small amount may be significant to a local. We encourage the use, wherever possible, of small, locally owned, family-run accommodation.

The responsible traveller wants to get a little bit more out of their travels and give a little bit back to the special people and places that they come across. Their aim is not merely to visit a destination but to have deeper and more authentic travel experiences - experiences essential to understanding Ladakh’s traditions, cultures and customs - rather than those created for tourism, or those whose existing meanings and uses have become lost as they have been re-packaged for tourism. We also encourage sponsoring children’s education in Ladakh and where possible, to contribute financially to the local projects local of the areas you visit (schools, hospitals, etc.).

Remember, a responsible traveller has to understand that some cultural experiences are best kept private, and that their visit should not be seen as an intrusion. They believe that travelling with respect earns them respect from the locals. Please take the time to read the Essential Facts for Visitors.

The responsible traveller prefers smaller groups and wants to meet some local people and sees travel as a way to expose them to other people’s lifestyles and beliefs. At Glacier’s, we create itineraries that allow local people and cultures to be more accessible. We believe that we can encourage minimising environmental damage, by promoting exploration in small groups, and, as much as possible, on foot.

Nature – A time for rediscovery :
It is often said that spending time in nature is good for the soul. Ladakh allows you to spend time with nature, and limit the time you sit in jeeps. Spending time with the locals allows you to understand our relationship with our environment, and that income from tourism can be a powerful incentive for us to preserve and conserve our surrounding. Remember to discard litter in the right place. Take home with you all your non-biodegradable rubbish (particularly plastics) where it can be more reliably disposed of. Leave only friendship behind…
Enjoy the memories of Ladakh….

Note
Glaciers is registered with J & K Tourism. We are promoting responsible tourism and utilize local labors and resources of the areas we visit. It is important we spread your money as widely and wisely and deeply in the community as possible.

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