Stay and food: Local eateries, guesthouses, individual homes.
Transportation: Drivers and local vehicle owners.
Trek and adventure activities: Individuals who are hired as staff, horsemen, local supply shops.
Existing NGO’s. This is mutually beneficial as we tap into their already established local network and they in return get financial support as well as much needed awareness outside. E.g. Snow leopard conservancy in Ladakh, Spiti Ecosphere, HELP tourism, ECOSS Sikkim, Chirag in Kumaon, RACHNA in Garhwal, etc.
Rural co-operatives. For example Kumaon Women weaver’s group, Sikkim community homestays, Ladakhi handicrafts, etc. We encourage our clients to purchase their woolens, handicrafts, etc from such groups.
More specifically, here is a region wise list of some of the organizations, local businesses, individuals, etc we have worked with as part of our trips.