About

A registered non-profit non-governmental organization, Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP) has the mission of ensuring the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal and its people by maximizing the benefits and reducing the negative impacts associated with tourism. Established in the year 1992 AD, KEEP was initiated after the tragic death of a young British trekker Tracey Taylor Young. During her climb on the trekking peak Imja Tse (Island Peak) with her friend Joanne Chittenden with the objective of raising awareness of the growing environmental degradation of the Khumbu region of Nepal, Tracey was killed in a fall. Thus, in her memory, a new ecotourism project was established with the aim of providing education on safe and ecologically sustainable trekking methods to preserve the unique and fragile ecosystem of the country.

  • About KEEP Nepal

    A registered non-profit non-governmental organization, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) has the mission of ensuring the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal and its people by maximizing the benefits and reducing the negative impacts associated with tourism. Established in the year 1992 AD, KEEP was initiated after the tragic [...]

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  • Becoming KEEP Membership

    Criteria for KEEP MembershipKEEP is an organization that supports trekking professionals both individuals and small agencies.Over the last few years, the international market has been faced with many issues emanating out of Nepal that have in some respects been of a negative nature. KEEP’s aim is to redress the balance [...]

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  • From Sir Chris Bonington

    Forword to KEEP’s 2019 Biannual Report – Sir Chris BoningtonTwenty-seven years ago I was sitting alongside Lord John Hunt with other members of the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project staff and supporters at the ‘KEEP’ inauguration ceremony. At that time KEEP presented a refreshing approach to raising environmental awareness, engaging with [...]

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  • Message from the International CEO

    As the result of the KEEP Board meeting of November 2018, I found I had been unexpectedly elevated into a new role, that of International CEO, an Honorary position. This was a great honor to be following in the footsteps of the previous incumbents of the position, Mr. Yogi Kayastha, [...]

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  • Our Mission

    Mission:1. Environmental issuesKEEP was established 30 years ago with the mission of protecting the fragile mountain environment, especially along the trekking trails and surrounding regions.This is still KEEP’s mission 30 years on but the situation has changed over the intervening period and so KEEP has had to reassess its approach [...]

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  • Project Pending Funding

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  • Our Partners

    KEEP Partners (International)KEEP works to ensure sustainable tourism in Nepal with the enthusiasm, support, and commitment of our key partners:Crooked Trails, USAA non-profit, community-based travel organization, Crooked Trails has been encouraging people to diversify their understanding of the planet and its myriad of cultures through education, responsible travel practices and [...]

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  • Donation

    Your generous support helps several Nepali societies, people, and the environment impacting on their lives with the right to proper drinking water, proper education, access to awareness training, safety skills, and environmental sustainability.If you would like to donate to a cause, please use the below-provided Bank information:KEEPKathmandu Environmental Education ProjectA/C 038011050000813Sanima Bank [...]

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  • Message from the Chairman

    KEEP is a registered non-profit and non-governmental organization, the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). Established in the year 1992, KEEP has the mission of ensuring the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal and its people by maximizing the benefit and minimizing the negative impacts associated with tourism.Our journey for [...]

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