CHINKARA JOURNEYS IS COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL PRACTICES
As a nation, India is undoubtedly behind the curve in terms of environmentally sustainable tourism, but that is changing with a collective realisation that our spectacular habitats, abundant flora and fauna and unique culture are our most precious resources.
We know that adventure travel can bring many benefits to the people we visit, helping to provide a living for communities involved in the tourism and promoting cross-cultural awareness. However, travel can also have a negative impact on local people and their environment. We try to identify and reduce negative impacts to ensure that adventure travel is a positive and sustainable experience for our clients and local people.
A responsible travel policy is only as good as the people who commit to it. As a company we are committed to operating according to the guidelines in this document and we hope with your help we can make a difference. We believe:
- The true rewards of travel come from experiencing a different culture while also giving something back to the communities who make us welcome.
- As a tour operator it is essential to study and respect the customs of the people we visit and to share this knowledge with our clients in order to promote mutual understanding and respect and helping local people to enjoy their interactions too.
- We ensure that local economies benefit from our business by using locally owned and managed accommodation, employing local people as expert guides, sourcing our food and equipment locally where possible and eating out in locally run restaurants.
- We make every effort to minimise our impact on the environment by reducing and offsetting our carbon emissions, reducing waste by recycling, repairing and reusing what we can, and being careful of delicate ecologies, wildlife and their habitats.