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"This place doesn't belong to me,
I belong to this place."

- Ram Silwal, Founder SUMMIT Adventure Academy

Guided by our founder's deep connection to the place he grew up, where our educational centre now stands, and our collective responsibility to the future is at the core of what we do, from how we design our programs to how we operate.

The nature and local communities where we work is our partners - not only would be impossible for us to exists without them, but they also contribute with a crucial piece to the learning process itself. 

Our commitment to is rooted in the ancient knowledge and traditions of the Himalayas, where nature is sacred and where its flourishing is tangibly linked to ours.

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We teach & work accordingly to recognised international sustainability standards

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Supporting Quality Outdoor Education in Nepal since 2006

We believe in equal access to education for all. Socio-economic background, gender identity or ethnicity should not be a hindrance to a career in the outdoors. That's why we support young Nepalese with opportunities and scholarships to pursue their dreams. Read more about the apprenticeship education here.

Cleaning Up our Trails & Rivers

The Himalayan mountains, rivers and jungles are our classrooms and our home.  Leaving nothing but footprints is a great start, we also take long term action to minimise our impact on the environment at our base and in the field. Through clean ups, school campaigns and engaging with local communities we are learning and sharing good practices with others.   

Community Ecosystem Regeneration

We have much to learn from nature, her systems are diverse, strong and beautiful, they create no waste and yet solve every problem. We recognise nature's inherit right to thrive and therefore, since 2015, we work with re-wilding efforts and biodiversity restoration in our local community. Read more about the project & see the data here.

Curiosity   Collaboration   Kindness

Our core values guide everything we do at SUMMIT. From the way we design our programs to how we operate in the world, we aim to have positive impact on the places and people we meet. 
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