Since the early 2000s, every year and every year after, our footprint has taken us across a unique variation of topography, biodiversity, beautiful surroundings, people, and culture to explore, document, experience, and understand our different cultures and environments. From East to West, South to North, from southern lowland Terai (70–300 m) to tree-line (4000m) and snow line (5500 m), crossing over different beautiful mountain passes, Duns valleys, mid-hills, river systems, and people. With these different journeys and subsequent interaction with nature and friendly people, we started making these routes into programs as a learning step to promote Nepal, show the beauty of nature, and explore further different environments and practices.
Places and Faces of Nepal started as a photo exhibition on December 11, 2009 at Boudha, a world heritage site of cultural significance, as part of the "Our Mountains, Our Responsibility for Conservation and Promotion (OMOR)" program as part of the British Council Climate Champion programs as an individual project with a vision to promote Nepal and organize different outdoor learning programs.
In 2007, we started our first outdoor learning programs in Langtang Valley.
Our Routes and Programs:
Our well-explored trails and programs are full of entertainment and in harmony with nature. These especially fun journeys are designed to help you explore Nepal by engaging with locals to learn about their cultures and the geography, customs, and surroundings of one of the most diverse nations in the world.
Our trails highlight both the geographic and cultural diversity that Nepal has been blessed with.
We follow the philosophy of "WE SAW, WE EXPERIENCED, WE LEARNED, WE WROTE, and then WE PROMOTE" in all of our routes and programs.
We aim to link education, agriculture, self-sustaining life, sustainable living, and environmental conservation. We are committed to promoting sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly journeys. We focus on models and approaches to management that provide communities with means to enhance and diversify their livelihood opportunities and also inspire conservation of the environment, revitalization of cultures, and promotion of inter-cultural peace and understanding.
We believe in and practice equality and equity in each and every program. We don’t practice or encourage discrimination due to caste, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
From every program we commit to reinvesting through
- Places and Faces of Nepal Photo Exhibition
- Support young students in research and documentation through the "Explorer Fund."
- Knowledge promotion via "knowledge networking programs"