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About Us

About Us; Established in 2011 as an operating partner for environmental research and study group, Himalayan Eco-Cultures (HEC) Treks and Research Expedition has worked with many organizations, scientists, and experts to unravel Nepal’s diverse and unparalleled geographical wonders. Seeing the need for transition in Nepal’s tourism industry, we have been trying to provide our services to the general public to explore the beautiful Himalayas in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. From delivering the best experience to our fellow travelers to ensuring the rights and safety of the travel crew, we not only focus on promoting Nepal but also preserving the local cultures and lifestyles.


There are more than 1700 registered tours and trekking agencies in Nepal. With so many options comes the convenience to tourists in choosing the service provider that fits perfectly to their needs. So why choose HCE treks and research expeditions?

We do our best to help you achieve the most pleasing experience while traveling in Nepal. So many other agencies do the same, but we strictly follow our moral codes and duties of ensuring the promotion and preservation of the local communities.

Sustainable Tourism Practice

For us, sustainable tourism doesn’t only mean our duty to preserve the local ecosystem, heritage, culture, and wildlife. It’s the practice of positively impacting all the lives touched by us. From promoting the use of the locally available resources and service providers to providing the industry’s best possible wages to the crews, we strongly believe in the practice of human rights, eco-tourism, and responsible tourism.

In the realm of adventure tourism, the decision of which trekking company to entrust with your journey is no small matter. It’s a choice that can shape the entirety of your experience from the trails you traverse to the memories you cherish. As you contemplate this decision, we invite you to delve into the ethos of our company. And discover why we stand out as the premier choice for discerning travelers seeking not just adventure but also a deeper connection to the places they explore.

At the heart of our company lies a commitment to providing unparalleled experiences rooted in authenticity, sustainability, and social responsibility. We understand that trekking is not just about conquering peaks or ticking items off a bucket list. It’s about immersing oneself in the natural wonders of the world while fostering meaningful connections with local communities. From the moment you embark on a journey with us, you become part of a larger mission to support and uplift the regions we traverse, particularly the majestic Himalayas.

Giving back to Society

We regularly take part in and operate many charities and volunteer work as our company’s social responsibility in our attempt to help communities rise and prosper. Some of our regular social activities are donations to educational sectors, partnering on medical camps, planting trees, and volunteering for waste management in Himalayan regions.

One of the key pillars of our company’s ethos is our dedication to giving back to the communities that call the Himalayas home. We believe that tourism should be a force for good, uplifting local residents and preserving the cultural and environmental heritage of the places we visit. To this end, we have embarked on a charitable endeavor that transcends the typical boundaries of trekking companies: the establishment of schools in remote Himalayan villages.

Education is a fundamental human right and a cornerstone of sustainable development. Yet, in many remote mountain communities, access to quality education remains a distant dream. Limited resources, rugged terrain, and geographic isolation often conspire to deprive children of the educational opportunities they deserve. Recognizing this pressing need, our company has taken proactive steps to bridge the gap by building and supporting schools in these underserved areas.

The impact of our educational initiatives reverberates far beyond the confines of the classroom. By providing children with access to education, we empower them to break the cycle of poverty, unlock their potential, and pursue brighter futures. Education catalyzes social and economic transformation, enabling communities to thrive in the face of adversity. Moreover, by investing in education, we cultivate a sense of hope and possibility, instilling in future generations the belief that they can shape their destinies.

However, our commitment to social responsibility extends beyond the construction of school buildings. We understand that true empowerment requires ongoing support and investment. That’s why we collaborate closely with local educators and community leaders to ensure that our schools are equipped with the necessary resources and staffed by qualified teachers. We also facilitate access to educational materials, extracurricular activities, and vocational training programs to enrich the learning experience and broaden horizons.

Furthermore, we recognize that education encompasses more than just academic learning; it encompasses holistic development, including physical, emotional, and social well-being. In keeping with this ethos, our schools promote a nurturing and inclusive environment where children can thrive holistically. We prioritize initiatives that promote health and hygiene, environmental stewardship, and cultural preservation, fostering a sense of pride and belonging among students.

By choosing our trekking company, you become an integral part of this larger mission to make a positive impact in the Himalayan region. Your journey with us directly contributes to the ongoing support and expansion of our educational initiatives, ensuring that more children have the opportunity to receive a quality education. Moreover, your participation helps to promote sustainable tourism practices that benefit both travelers and host communities, fostering mutual respect and understanding across cultural divides.

Dedication towards Perfection

Our decade-long experience handling diverse groups and partnering with experienced and well-trained crew members helps us achieve excellence on each trip. From our travel planners to guides and porters, we are proficient in ensuring our guests’ safety and handling emergencies.

In addition to our charitable endeavors, there are myriad reasons why tourists should choose our company for their trekking adventures in the Himalayas. First and foremost is our unwavering commitment to safety and professionalism. Our team of experienced guides and porters are trained to the highest standards and possess intimate knowledge of the terrain, ensuring that your journey is not only thrilling but also safe and secure. We prioritize the well-being of our clients above all else, taking every precaution to mitigate risks and provide peace of mind.

Furthermore, we offer a diverse range of trekking routes and customizable itineraries to suit every preference and fitness level. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer seeking a challenging ascent or a novice hiker looking to explore the beauty of the Himalayas at a more leisurely pace, we have something for everyone. Our expert team will work closely with you to tailor your itinerary to your specific interests and abilities, ensuring that you get the most out of your adventure.