Values that Drive Us

Kathmandu is an inspirational iconic brand synonymous with adventure, innovation and passion. Our core purpose is to ‘inspire and enable people to live their dreams of travel and adventure’. At Kathmandu we see our team as integral to our business, and endeavour to provide opportunities for our employees to develop skills and live the life they dream.

Everything we do at Kathmandu flows from our philosophy of inspiring adventure in everyone. Our guiding principles and beliefs capture the spirit, culture and attitude of our brand. Our company ethos is the foundation on which we stand, and it can be seen in every product we create, every team member we hire, and the way we help customers.

Kathmandu's core purpose: to inspire adventure in everyone.

Kathmandu’s values:

  • Integrity. We conduct our business in an ethical and honest manner, and always strive to do the right thing .
  • Openness & Directness. We act with transparency to create a productive environment that eliminates bureaucracy and encourages efficiency.

  • Passion & Determination. We love what we do, we believe in what we create, we go the extra mile and we get the job done.

  • Resourcefulness. We celebrate ingenuity and inventiveness. We encourage a ‘can-do’ attitude and a ‘hands-on’ approach.

  • Love of Travel & Adventure. This forms the heart and soul of Kathmandu. All our daily business revolves around travel and adventure.

  • Environmental Action. We believe in protecting the outdoors and are committed to minimising our environmental footprint.

Our brand and our products are all about encouraging everyone – and anyone – to get out there and get going.