“Covid-19 : Responsible tourism, well done The Mountain Company!
We had seen the initial impact of the lockdown at first hand as the news arrived with our trekking team in March during the end of our trek in Nepal. The local team (from The Mountain Company) that we were with were clearly hit by the coming financial impact as well as the obvious health concerns for themselves and their family.
Having kept in touch with our guide we were delighted to see the recent distribution to the local team in Nepal from the funds that The Mountain Company had been able to raise for their hardship fund, a total of £10k, from current and past clients. These monies had reached the very people that we had shared a wonderful trip with and for whom the lockdown clearly presents significant challenges.
We would already have had no hesitation in using this company again but this supportive approach for the local personnel further embeds that feeling. Well done to all involved!”
Submitted by: Lloyd
Source: Previous Customer