Being experts not only we organize the safe and responsible adventure trip, but also aware of our Corporate Social Responsibility and doing some tangible social work to bring changes to local people. Anybody could liberally ask if their trip with Mountain Monarch to Nepal contribute to any welfare undertakings to bring about changes in the life of the local community. Mountain Monarch being a Responsible company we emphatically say YES. Despite, our prime focus on safety measures while leading our trips in the Himalayas, we are correspondingly committed to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and activities motivating community progression and development in the meantime honoring the environment, culture, and the local community.
We very well comprehend our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and have incorporated the CSR approach in our business model contributing to sustainable developments. Mountain Monarch, a homegrown company is making every effort to make a difference, a communal transformation – striving for social wellbeing. We truly believe that we are liable for every consequence of our actions on the environment, employees, communities, and everyone involved. Therefore, we are more into learning ethical values and cultivating skills through fieldwork and various exposures shaping up the overall outlook of an individual and preparing ourselves as a mediator for social change.
Furthermore, we consider that business isn’t about private greed it’s more about public good balancing and delivering profitable sustainable progress for our consumers, our employees, our business partners, the communities, and the planet we inhabit. Accordingly, Mountain Monarch has been involved in social activities since 2006 with educating the Porters Children, building Pure Drinking Water Project in various remote settlements, rehabilitating Schools and after the devastating 2015 earthquake we have and still undertaking diverse earthquake relief assignments.
Porters Children Education program:
Five years after the establishment of the company Mountain Monarch came up with the novel awareness of being socially responsible by educating the underprivileged children who are deprived of their right to education owing to poverty, household works, or lack of schooling facility. For the decade with the slogan “Making Life Better”, Mountain Monarch has been funding for the education of the Children of porters who have been long working with the company. The objective of this program is to afford school-level education to the eligible porters' children till high school in a reputed government institution endowing them with a better life perspective.
To date we have more than 20 eligible kids from different mountainous regions of Nepal including Solu Khumbu district (the foothills of Mt. Everest), Rasuwa district (the valley of Langtang that met with the tragic catastrophe in the 2015 earthquake), and Dolakha district (the second calamitous area during an earthquake). Every year Mountain Monarch contributes a sensible amount of deposit into the Porters Children Education Fund that proficiently carries out the overall education compensation of these kids.
Making Life Better program is confident of educating more children in the years to come so that we can position these unfortunate kids into the light of enlightenment from the darkness of innocence. We truly believe in the right to education and it’s been very wisely said children without education are like a bird without wings hence Mountain Monarch is determined to accomplish this social responsibility of educating the innocent minds.
Responsible Trekking Policy of 01 trekker:01 Porter
Mountain Monarch is proud to announce and introduce the responsible trekking policy ONE TREKKER: ONE PORTER strategy on our entire trekking and climbing trip above 4000 meters in the Himalayas. We aim to motivate all the trekkers and tour companies to follow up the policy to bring up the better life of trekking porters and to create more jobs for the local people. The personal porter is more like having your own personal Sherpa hiking next to you. He carries a much lighter weight around15 Kilo only than any other porters you encounter on route. Thus the ethical way of dealing with porter enables them to work longer and spend extended and healthy lives so they can continue to support themselves and their families. Trekkers will benefit too as they will have direct interaction with the porters who will be happy to share first-hand information about their culture and lifestyle and some will probably become valued friends and best memories being in the Himalayas. Your Adventure trip in Nepal, no doubt helps the local people and their family.
Water is the main component of all living beings and drinking healthy water is vitally important in our lives. Mountain Monarch in association with the Guildford East Explorer Scout group the UK supporting on Pure Drinking Water Project since 2007 in Nepal’s remote region. Mr. Bernard Pentecost scout Leader and project coordinator designs and develops project sketches by applying his long-term experiences in water Engineering. A young group of scout teams emphasize the project and encourage their parents, community members, associates to participate in project implementation.
So far Mountain Monarch has run 8 drinking water projects successfully in different regions of Nepal. We make the involvement of local communities with their volunteer participation during the project mandatory to simply realize the sentiment on project objectives so that they can resourcefully nurse it after the projects have been handed over to the community. As for now, Mountain Monarch is into a restoration project for all the earthquake wrecked water project that was previously installed.
Mountain Monarch rebuild Schools at Chamrong Besi and Budhakhani school in Kavre District and Shree Paudar Primary school at Gibang village in Magdi District with the help of Mr. Ron Mrs. Deborah Plotkin, Sister Concern USA in the year 2006.
After the 2015 earthquake, Mountain Monarch has undertaken several school rehabilitation projects in several remote areas that were utterly ruined by the tremor specially Dolakha and Rasuwa District, the main epicenter of the tragic earthquake. To date, we have succeeded in rehabilitating more than five schools. We encouraged the active participation of the local community that unquestionably played a vital role in strengthening their abilities to contribute to a great social cause. Besides, in these rehabilitated schools and several other remote educational institutions, desktop computers were provided as per the size of the number of students that existed. The idea of donating computers approached from our survey team who sensed the necessity of computer practical classes in these regions as the students only had the basic theoretical information about computers without much seeing it in reality.
After the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that befell on 25th April 2015, Nepal was undeniably more than ever in desperate need of support. We were certainly traumatized, but in the midst of multiple aftershocks and the uncertainty, Mountain Monarch sent its survey team to assess the need of the community. Assessments were made to rehabilitate local shelters, health clinics,s, and drinking water supply. Mountain Monarch managed to collect an inspiring contribution from national and international friends (our clients) which indeed played a fundamental role in the accomplishment of our re-enactment and healing program for the sufferers. Through this relief fund, we supplied necessary materials and provided all field staff who gave their best with consistency and managed to rehabilitate more than 20 temporary houses, one reasonable size health post, and two schools.
- 2006 & 2009 Nepani, Magdi district (Annapurna Region)
- 2011; Betal, Rasuwa district (Langtang region)
- 2013; Ranem, Solu District (Everest Region)
- 2015; Gumda, Gorkha District (Manaslu Region)
- Earthquake safe drinking water Restoration;
- 2015-2016; Rasuwa District: Bansbhagyang, Bhorle VDC
- Gorkha District: Armola. Thumi VDC
- Bhirkuna, Lapu VDC
- Amgoan, Gumda VDC
- 2015 / 2016 Rebuilding Schools and Shelters in Dolkha, Rasuwa
Some links below to check the Details of Mountain Monarch CSR:
Building Schools and health post in Langtang
Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to the capital city of Kathmandu is the site of the largest single catastrophe of the 2015 earthquake and over 300 are estimated who met with the tragic incident. The Langtang valley that got immeasurably wrecked was the next destination on our list for [...]Read more
Rebuild with Mountain Monarch
Who would have perhaps thought in our country, Nepal, that on Saturday (holiday) precisely at 11:56 am on the 25th of April 2015 people would have to endure the most agonizing power of Mother Nature?There was a huge commotion of the national and international organizations over the aid that was [...]Read more
Rebuilding Himalaya School in Dolkha
We headed out to the village of Pokhari, in the district of Dolakha. We were to build a different classroom of sensible extent as the number of students in this institute was pretty huge and since the earthquake had wreaked half of their longstanding building students were struggling to accommodate [...]Read more