WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Team
The success of the Trip depends on both the personal condition of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ team has been carefully selected according to its expertise in the particular environment and personal aptitudes.
Our team is thus well-experienced, skilled, trained, courteous and helpful with young broad-minded people who are still much connected to their spiritual thoughts. It consists of UIAGM Mountain Guides, highly academic qualified individuals and licensed Local Guides. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS team has an outstanding climbing experience in mountaineering. With ascents of some of the World’s highest mountains such as Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Shishapangma, Gasherbrum I & II, last but not least Nanga Parbat and the beautiful Ama Dablam pyramid.
We believe that the best way to explore the landscape and culture is to let you guided by the local people but in your respective languages. Our Trekking Guides are fluently speaking numerous languages such as English, French, German, Italian and Chinese. “It is always funny to hear local jokes in your languages told by a local guide.”
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters’ rights and have high standards to make sure that they are treated well. We pay them a fair salary with less weight to carry, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, rescue and medical insurances.
The Butterfly Help Project
Through each participation to a Trip with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS, our Guests contribute to Norbu and Andrea’s Swiss non-profit Association “The Butterfly Help Project” that supports namely the Sherpa kids of the “high-altitude workers” who passed away by enabling them to continue their education and studies. An amount from each Trip is thus donated to the “The Butterfly Help Project”. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has already supported the building of the Shree Janajyoti School of the village of Leptung (Dolakha district) for more than 342 kids, which was completely destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is now planning to contribute to the rebuilding of the Shree Primary School of the Palep village in the Langtang National Park (Rasuwa district).