We take seriously our role as ‘guardians of the Himalaya’ so whilst contributing to the development of mountain adventure in Nepal, we are committed to protecting the environment that we work in and act as responsible tourism leaders. We ensure that all our treks cause minimal environmental impact, that we act respectfully towards the local culture and make sure the local community shares the benefits of trekking and tourism wherever possible. Our concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to our company’s professional activities and management. We contribute to economic, environmental and social progress to achieve sustainable development and to help our clients achieve responsible trips. Therefore, we follow and promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help our clients and partners to do the same.
Climbing wall to exercise and to improve climbing skills
Rock climbing is one of the best exercises to polish your climbing skills; it can be helpful before heading to the mountains. Pasang Lhamu Climbing wall is open to everyone with week-long climbing courses and private tuitions.
Scholarship through Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Memorial College
Our prime objective is to educate the children deprived of education because of their economic condition. Thus, through Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Memorial College we offer various types of scholarships; Tendi Sherpa Educational Scholarship (5 hundred thousand endowment funds, the interest used to provide scholarships to many children), Scholarship to students from underprivileged communities, and disabled students, Pasang Lhamu Scholarship for the children of Everest summiteers and many more. Thamserku also supports women skill training, health camp and provides various annual training and development programs.
Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation
Our immense contribution goes to the Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation, established in 1993. PLMF supports child education, vocational training for women, Lukla hospital, Tree plantation, Peak cleaning and pollution control and many others.
Working with the local community
Thamserku working with the Local community in the Tsum Valley, Exploration Trek
Contribution to support the education of the children in the Upper Dolpo Region
Thamserku is proud to support Binod Shahi Newa and his friends on his mission to educate the children in the upper Dolpo region. Each year the team makes a ten-day-long journey from Kathmandu to Upper Dolpo and spends six months in the area isolated from the outside world to help children to get an education.
Foundation Nicole Niquille Hospital Lukla
Pasang Lhamu – Nicole Niquille Hospital in Lukla has remained a critical medical service provider in the region. It has been providing qualitative medical facilities to the local community, Trekkers and mountaineers and is well-equipped with modern facilities. The hospital is managed by Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation (Nepal) with technical and financial support from the Foundation Nicole Niquille Hospital Lukla (Switzerland).
The Solar panels mounted on PLNN Hospital has enabled the facility to become energy independent. With the hospital’s micro-hydro plant now combined with its solar unit, PLNN hospital is energy independent and no longer using the local Lukla grid. And the Lukla grid on which the hospital had also invested to serve the Lukla village without interruptions.
The Maiti Trek
The Maiti Trek was born out of a dream to make a difference through adventure. On our first Maiti Trek, our chosen charity was Maiti Nepal – a local Nepalese charity that works tirelessly to eradicate the trafficking of women and children. Collectively, our guests raised funds for Maiti Nepal to provide 500 children with clothing for the winter months.
Locally grown organic vegetables
Most of the vegetables you’ll eat at our YMH lodges are grown locally. This way, our guests can enjoy seasonal organic vegetables while supporting the local community.
Economic benefit in the region
We hire local guides to accompany you; this not only gives our clients deep insights and connections to the places they trek through but also contributes towards employment and economic benefit in the region.
Training: Ensuring healthy and safe travel
We ensure healthy and safe travel by providing all the necessary training to our guides and leaders the reason why we are working with SNV HTTT project.
Promoting Adventure sports Tourism
Every year Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation (PLMF) organizes the National open climbing competition to promote Adventure sports Tourism in Nepal. Thamserku not only supports the event with financial contribution but also assists in coordinating and managing the overall event.