Why Travel With Us?

Contributing to a Noble Cause

All of our service-learning projects support the mission of the Moonlight School.  This is significant, as these contributions influence the lives of disadvantaged students through our service-oriented, philanthropic, travel company.  Our services and the unique cultural environment of Nepal have proven a rich experience for past international students. Please be confident that we have developed a program that will provide premium quality travel and learning experiences with guaranteed safety and comfort. 

We hope to involve you in our dedicated practice of providing education to the most deprived and disadvantaged children in our community. This is accomplished through the financial support our organization receives through the attached trekking company. We hope to provide a sustainable funding future for the Moonlight School and transition away from a dependency on external donations.  To achieve this goal, the success of our trekking company is vital.

Kindly note that in doing this work, we don’t desire personal gains. Rather, we work for the good of the community and for the future of our children who will bless us in their own time. It is these underprivileged students who will remember you for your contribution to their education through your involvement with our trekking company. They, and we, are deeply grateful for your patronship. 

If you are scheduling your school overseas trip including Nepal, please take your time to know about our service-oriented, social enterprise, travel company. 

Socially-Oriented Business

Due to Nepal’s poor economic conditions, many children are denied their basic human right to access education.  Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure Tours is a socially-oriented business and, since 2009, we have been providing free education to needy children living on the outskirts of Kathmandu.  60% of all our tour profits are donated directly to supporting the philanthropic work of the Moonlight School. By booking a trip with us you will not only have an amazing adventure in Nepal, but you will also be contributing directly to the education of underprivileged Nepalese children, who without the Moonlight school would be without an education.

Superb Safety Record

Ensuring our customers’ safety is imperative and, as such, all our guides and group leaders have completed the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and have the extensive trekking experience required to respond to any potential issues which may arise.  The safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority, and you can be assured that our professional staff will take all medical and safety precautions necessary. Although this is rarely required, at any time during the trek our staff are able to arrange emergency helicopter transport off the mountain. To ensure your safety, we do request that our guests follow the expert advice of our staff at all times.

We have a 100% health and safety record and will ensure that your students’ visit to Nepal is one of the greatest memories of their lives. 

24-Hour Support for Groups & Their Families

We have a 24-hour support number that parents may ring at any time during their child’s trip if there is an emergency.  Parents also receive contact details of where their child is each night

Best Price and Value 

Quality services at the best prices make your adventures great value for money. Having all the essential items; meals, trekking, sightseeing and national park fees included in the trip cost allows you to better budget for your big adventure and eliminates the risk of having to carry large sums of money throughout your journey.
We believe in providing you the best value for your money. You will find our prices compare favourably to other trekking operators, including the many smaller operators you will find once you arrive in Nepal.  Price, however, is nothing without service, and that’s something we guarantee from the moment you arrive.

Porter Welfare

We could not get off the beaten track without them. On a trek, the entire group; travellers, guides and porters alike, are a team who share the same need for safety in the mountain environment. Our Porter Welfare Code of Conduct ensures safe working conditions for the mountain porters we employ in Nepal.

Responsible Tourism

Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure Tours has committed to the following:

Office Operations

  1. Reducing paper wastage by not producing any form of paper brochures
  2. Offsetting the carbon emissions that result from all of our office operations
  3. Using natural light in our office, and using our energy efficient bulbs only on dark days. Turning off lights when they are not in use.
  4. Using energy efficient appliances and equipment
  5. Using fans for cooling rather than air conditioning.
  6. Using only biodegradable, phosphate free, and non-toxic cleaning products
  7. Composting food scraps and lawn waste using the compost bin at our office.
  8. Printing on both sides of the paper or reusing scrap paper.
  9. Cutting up scrap paper to use as notepads.
  10. Ensuring the majority of correspondence is done through email to reduce the need for paper.
  11. Turning off major hardware or putting them into sleep mode when not in use (fax machine, copier, computers).
  12. Volunteering our time to help local conservation efforts which help to preserve the habitats of threatened and endangered species.
  13. Continuing to streamline our operational systems that utilize electricity and paper.
  14. Reducing our carbon footprint by offsetting all the carbon emissions from any staff air travel.

Trip Operations: Environmental Responsibility

  1. Ensuring our guests are well informed about the area and aware of the impact that they can have on the environment through pre-trip materials and education during their trip.
  2. Keeping our trips small to lighten our environmental and socio-cultural impact. In the case of large student groups, we endeavour to split them into smaller groups with their own guide to lessen visual and environmental impact
  3. Giving our guests the option of purchasing offsets for their air travel through our website.
  4. Using accommodation that is not wasteful of local resources or destructive to the environment. Some of our accommodations recycle grey water, use aerated taps, have a tree-planting program and used a significant amount of recycled materials in construction.
  5. Providing each guest with a reusable water bottle and drinking water so they may avoid buying disposable plastic drink bottles.
  6. Avoiding disposable items and goods that utilize excess packaging and encouraging our guests to do the same. Purchasing environmentally friendly products whenever possible.
  7. Forbidding the collecting of plants, including the picking of flowers.
  8. Finding the shortest routes to our destinations to reduce fuel consumption and avoid leaving our vehicles idling.
  9. Discouraging the purchase of souvenirs made from coral, ivory, rare animal hides, bones or shells.

Trip Operations: Social & Economic Responsibility

  1. Educating and training all staff on our sustainable policies.
  2. Choosing locally-owned accommodation, restaurants, and suppliers to provide direct economic benefit to the community.
  3. Hiring local people and provide them with appropriate training to ensure they understand and comply with our responsible tourism policy.
  4. Actively supporting cultural, social and environmental initiatives through financial contributions and direct participatory involvement.
  5. Purchasing produce at local farmer’s market whenever possible to reduce reliance on importation of international foods.
  6. Planning our trips in a way which maximizes the opportunity to meet local people and learn about the local culture
  7. Helping to enrich our clients’ experience by providing cultural and environmental interpretation, and by providing our leaders with the appropriate training
  8. Encouraging guests to buy locally produced products by advising them to patronize locally-owned shops, markets and artists.
  9. Providing opportunities for our guests to engage in one on one interaction with indigenous people.
  10. Being honest at all times with every customer.


Our Responsible Travel Policy is to be reviewed on an annual basis, in order to continue to improve our operations and service.