Going back to the late 1960s. Michael and Purna are the inspiration behind the whole of our philosophy at Footloose in the Himalaya.
Michael Cheney started his career as a British army officer, but his later years were destined to be spent amongst the Himalayas. He joined Colonel Jimmy Roberts and together they established the first trekking company in Nepal in 1968. Michael was responsible for organizing many of the early climbing expeditions in Nepal and he was the Base Camp Manager on Sir Chris Bonington’s 1975 successful expedition to climb the SW face of Everest.
Purna Sherpa Lama was a lifelong friend of Michael Cheney and a legend in his own lifetime.Purna started life as a high-altitude guide and trained under Mike for more than 30 years. Purna was well known for some of his contributions to the early climbing expeditions, most famously as a cook on Sir Chris Bonington’s 1975 Everest Expedition and a cook for Prince Charles during his trekking in Nepal.
Although Michael and Purna are no longer with us, their careful organization and ethical, client-centered philosophy have been passed down to Purna's Son Karma Sherpa Lama, and his wife Dawa Lhamu, who is managing the company today.
Our philosophy is to provide all our customers with a memorable and safe trip whilst emphasizing the importance of environmental protection, social responsibility, and green tourism.
Our core values are to understand and acknowledge the wishes and needs of our clients by following:
Our vision is to promote eco and green tourism and we believe we are socially responsible in all we do. we aim to be the best travel company in Nepal with our mission plan to deliver a uique and quality travel experience for all our clents in a sustainable, honest, and transparent way.