About (d)US

Discover off-the-beaten-path destinations and Unique travel experiences through Socially responsible travel.

dUS Travel is a family-owned travel agency managed by Krishna Gharti and Maya Kilani Gharti, a multicultural Nepali-French couple, and their team of passionate, flexible, fun and creative travel experts who have traveled the world.

We see and experience first-hand what we are recommending. Our main mission is to help travelers ‘discover off-the-beaten-track destinations and unique travel experiences’ but also ‘support social projects and causes we believe in’ and ‘give back to the local communities’. 

We are proud of the relationships we have built with our local partners. We involve local people in each decision-making process. We put local communities at the heart of everything we do and we encourage all our travelers to support local communities while traveling.

The acronym dUS (“Discover off-the-beaten-path destinations and Unique travel experiences through Socially responsible travel”) was first our travel motto before becoming our brand name.

Discover off-the-beaten-path destinations.

It is not about tourism. It is all about life-enriching experiences.

Be a traveler, not a tourist.

We offer authentic and meaningful holidays by providing unique travel experiences off-the-beaten-track tailored to your personal tastes and interests. We strive to understand the challenges that our travelers deal with, what they care about and how we can help. We have combined all our diverse and creative backgrounds to provide you experiences tailored to your specific needs and wishes. 

The possibilities are endless.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary.

This is really what dUS is all about. It is simply about YOU … and the most meaningful holidays you deserve.

Unique travel experiences.

Because you are unique. So should be your travel experiences…

Relive Mowgli’s adventures and immerse yourself in the Jungle Book, be surrounded by elephants living chain-free in spacious, naturalistic corrals and immerse in the elephants’ daily life from sun up to sun down, spend a night in the Thar desert under the stars, trek in the Himalayas, relax on beautiful tropical beaches, join one of our educational tea tours and learn Ilam tea making process, learn survival skills with Gurkhas, climb the highest summits in the world, brace yourself for an absolute authentic immersive experience and celebrate one of many festivals in Nepal, get the best of the Asian wildlife and meet the red pandas, wild elephants, Royal Bengal tigers, Asiatic lions, Ganges River dolphins, Holi monkeys, reclusive sloth bears, greater one-horned rhinoceros, snow leopards, Gharial crocodiles, and many other wild animals, stay in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala, discover the untouched cultural and natural heritage of Pakistan, learn to surf in Sri Lanka, experience real Nepalese culture and take a course in woodcarving, stone carving, pottery or Thangka painting, try new experiences such as honey hunting, hot air balloon flight, tiger or lion safaris, whale watching by luxury catamaran, overnight rafting, scuba-diving, horse-riding in the Last Forbidden Kingdom, and so much more...

Socially responsible travel.

We act with integrity, honesty and fairness, and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and principles. We are committed to ensuring the future prosperity of the countries where we operate by maximizing the benefits and reducing the negative impacts associated with tourism. We support several local social projects and causes. Moreover, when you book your adventure with dUS, you are also helping a cause… and not any cause but a cause of your choice. For each travel plan booked with dUS, a donation is automatically sent to the association of your choice.

Travel addicts. Explorers. Adventure seekers. Writers. Runners. Hikers. Nature lovers. Artists. Experimenters. Wildlife lovers. Athletes. Social advocates. Teachers… Altogether, we have combined all our different backgrounds to provide experiences tailored to your specific needs. We all share one common philosophy; we truly believe in the transformative power of travel.

That’s why we created dUS.

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