Nepal and the magnificent Himalayas of our country is considered one of the best destinations to travel on Earth. Living in the country of Everest makes us the proud dweller of not just mighty Everest but every glory adhered to it. Travelers around the world dream to conquer the beauty bestowed upon the diversified socio-economic and geographical life of the people of the Himalayas.
Our geographical landforms and Himalayas bless us with uncountable tourism opportunities of Climbing, Trekking, and Hiking, which also helps us to be recognized as “Trekker’s paradise” to the world. Waking up in the lap of the Himalayas every morning I feel rejuvenated to welcome a world of enthusiast travellers to this diversity. Nepal is also known as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, our cultural heritage, religious diversity, and authentic culture is what adds up to the beauty of Nepal. It surely is an amazing experience travelers get while traveling in my country.
Asian Adventure Trips is a tour company established in 2010. We are serving the tourism industry of Nepal for the last 8 years with our extensive travel packages that include Trekking, Climbing, Expedition, Tour packages, Adventure Sports, Cultural Tours, and other tourism-related services. We are a group of dynamically motivated tourism professionals, experienced in the working environment of the tourism industry in Nepal. Our administrative team consists of 3 members for office handling and correspondence and 15+ trained guides and porters working for our company. Our team is highly skilled and dedicated to providing personalized, flexible, and utmost-quality services throughout Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Asian Adventure Trips is a registered Trekking and Travel company, recognized by the Government of Nepal, the Nepal Tourism Board, and Organizations: Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) & Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Based in the heart of the beautiful Himalayan country, we are growing with our services and happy clients throughout the World.
Being a developing country, our country does have some hurdles to being fully accessible in tourism. Also, the geographical landforms of Nepal in many cases add an additional hurdle in making our travel options accessible. Despite the problems, geographically and in our infrastructures, our tourism industry is aware of and in continuous efforts to make Nepal an accessible tourism destination. From opening our first accessibility-friendly trekking route to upgrading our infrastructures, notable efforts are being made both by governing bodies and local communities to take a step forward in accessible tourism.
Asian Adventure Trips, as a tour operating company, is also playing its part in making our services accessible by crafting tailored tour packages for our differently abled guests. Depending upon the type of disability, we plan and suggest travel packages best for differently abled guests, depending upon their requests. Depending upon the disability, we offer the following accessibility-friendly tours:
- Sightseeing Tours in cities, like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, etc.
- Mountain Flights up to Everest Base Camp
- Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
- Short Treks up to Muktinath (3800 m. Approx.)
- Short Trekking (Deurali Danda Trail)
- One Day Rafting to Trishuli River
- Jungle Safari
Due to the geographical barriers Climbing and higher trekking trails are not accessibility friendly for Wheelchair users. However, UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tours, city tours in Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, and Lumbini are still great options for Wheelchair travelers.
Wheelchair friendly accommodation and transportation options are also available in selected cities and nearby areas. Furthermore, the newly opened accessible trekking trail in Deurali Danda also opens some opportunities for accessible tourism. Besides that, Mountain flights, Jungle Safaris, and Cultural exploration tours can also be great options.
Regarding Climbing, rafting, and trekking, the geographical complexity and nature of adventure adds burden for wheelchair travelers, However, we are positive to opening more accessible trekking trails in other parts of our country too, and are always dedicated to providing available package options as a tour operator for wheelchair travelers visiting Nepal.
An accessible Trekking Trail of 2.24 km was opened for wheelchair users, senior citizens, and blind people. The trail (Deurali Danda Trail) at an altitude of 1568m from Kaskikot Deurali to Annapurna Gaunpalika Bhume Deurali provides a magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, and Mt. Manaslu. The trail has proper signage with washrooms facilities on the way. It is in the process of upgrading to 4km with other world-class facilities. We know about 1 billion differently able people traveling globally. So, to cater to their needs we are gearing up in arranging logistics that match with the tourism products like that of the accessible trail recently opened.
Asian Adventure Trips organized a wheelchair tour for our differently abled guests on October 2017, which is also the best season to travel to Nepal. We feel privileged to get the opportunity to serve our differently abled guests, assisting through a wonderful travel experience in Nepal. The tour was operated for our special guests from Austria, Mr. Johann Gallistl and his differently-abled wife Mrs. Theresia Gallistl. Firstly, the couple reached out to us and enquired about a 14-day holiday tour to Nepal, explaining their special condition and requirements. Considering their requests, we suggested them tailored trip package with destinations: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park.
We had carefully planned the Airport pickups and drops, accommodation, and transportation arrangements for the trip, considering the accessibility-friendly options during the trip. As many of the accommodation and travel options still lacked accessibility-friendly infrastructures, we had to pre-book limited star Hotels and comfortable transportation options for our guests.
With our special arrangements for the trip, we successfully visited our destinations that includes, UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Monuments / Stupas in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and even Elephant Safari in Chitwan National Park. From managing flights for easy transportation between cities to deploying additional field staff for inaccessible sites, we provided the best service to make the tour successful. We even carried the wheelchair through the stairs and made some extra efforts to reach the sites, which was worth the splendid views that our guests enjoyed.
Our guests expressed their happiness and satisfaction with our efforts and planning throughout the trip. The success of the trip generated the feeling that “Disability only lies in your head” and helped us further research more accessible tourism options in Nepal. We as a company feel privileged to get the opportunity of organizing accessibility-friendly trips, the unique experience that we even got to share on a special program in Austria, with the invitation from our differently abled guests.