When the founder moved to the UK, he craved the sweet and creamy taste of the Chilgoza nut. Born in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Trio were keen to share the magnificent produce of their homeland with the rest of the world. They nurtured relationships with the local pickers, food technologists and route planners, to sustainably source the product whilst guaranteeing better working conditions and rates of pay for local people.
With a UK based Sales office and a logistical network in Pakistan. Lord of the Himalayas harnesses over 50 years of procurement experience to bring a premium quality product to the marketplace. Being conscious of social footprint, Lord of the Himalayas embraces sustainable practices which benefit local communities and protect the environment.
Following authentic processing traditions, the pine nuts are initially processed in the mountain villages and then in the Sundar Industrial estate of Lahore, Pakistan. The traceable route ensures the product arrives in optimum condition and is organically certified across the supply chain. Utilizing advance in technology, the nuts are finally processed and packaged at an automated plant, complying with international standards.
Lord of the Himalayas support a niche trade, employing local knowledge and an integrated supply chain to source a product of rare quality, obtained in a geographically and politically challenging locality. We have been encouraging traditional wild collection in the Himalayas which is beneficial for both the crop, and local people. There is a small –scale engagement program offering basic trainings, raising awareness to avoid cross-contamination and offering Health & Safety kits. A basic guide outline weather conditions in the locality is also provided. This has resulted in the transparency of the supply chain during the transit of raw materials from the mountain peaks to the collection depots base in nearby valleys.
In line with the heritage of the product, Lord of the Himalayas Utilizes a factory site in old city of Lahore at Sundar Industrial Estate for the processing, packaging and shipping of finished products. The Factory site is a conversion of historic building established for more than 80 years and owned by Mirza family since 1947.It now complies with international standards concerning Organic food products.
We use long established cold water processing techniques. The Method is arduous, but crucial to the quality of the end product. Lord of the Himalayas Ensure of the challenging nature of this process is reflected in our generous rates of pay.