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Responsible Travel

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR NEPAL

Responsible travel is simply defined as when you travel to the new places you need to be Environmentally, socially, and culturally aware and understanding your effect on the place you visit and trying to make a positive impact on those host communities and areas. The term Responsible Travel has significant importance throughout the world over time & to Nepal as well. Nepal is very prone to climate change and the negative tourism carbon footprint can damage the entire ecosystem of Agriculture dependent countries which is more than 80%. There is a greater role of travelers to be a responsible tourist while visiting Nepal from the beginning of how you book your holidays to which types of travel companies you are booking your next trip whether it’s a responsible tour operator or not? We are not marketing ‘Responsible Tourism’ for the cash revenue, it’s the heart of ethical business everything we do, from designing our tours to choosing our tourism destination, giving jobs to Local Guides and supporting economically to rural guesthouses and community homestays, also communicating our traveller’s & Guides about to travel responsibly is the main theme of our Tour operation.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ON OUR TOURS

  • All our tours are designed to minimize impacts on the environment. Most of our trips are multi-day hiking/trekking in various rural villages of Nepal and just for a few hours, we may need transportation. At that time, we use public transport where available. If there is no public vehicle possible, we use private vehicles just for a few trips with good condition of emission.
  • There are many safe drinking water stations inside conservation areas of Nepal that are clean, safe, and cheaply provided by different communities to reduce plastic water bottles which will help to make the environment clean. Other Natural water sources are coming through the core of Earth in the form of white-water rivers, springs, ponds & public taps in many places of Nepal where you can refill free water. We say our customers to get refillable water bottles before starting the Trip and some water filter tablets to minimize the use of plastics while exploring Nepal.
  • Our Customers won’t be able to purchase any products made from endangered flora and fauna, wildlife and they’ll be discouraged to do so by our professional local guides if they’re offered for sale in the markets during our trips. Also, we tell our customers strictly prohibited to hunt the wildlife’s, poaching of endangered plants found otherwise, they will be responsible for a legal challenge from Nepal Government.
  • We encourage our accommodation provider (Tea houses, Guesthouses & Community Homestay’s) who have used renewable sources of energy to prepare the foods and heating purposes like solar panels.
  • Most of our trips we organize fall under conservation areas of Nepal and we carefully follow the strict guidelines set up by the Nepal government. We carry out all non-biodegradable waste consume during our trip and safely dispose of the public bins or the accommodation providers' place while staying overnight.
  • We strictly say our customer’s not to use any electricity and other chemicals in the water resources to do fishing and other illegal activities. These Natural sources of water are the lifelines of communities & wildlife residing in these remote parts of Nepal.
  • We strictly prohibit using of chemical batteries, Incase if customer need to use it, we tell them to recycle them taking back to the city areas or back to their home country. Encourage them to use electrical items that operate through electricity or solar equipment because the majority of Nepal’s village have now access to electricity and a surplus supply of electricity.
  • After Booking Confirmation, we will inform our customers through emails about traveling responsibly in Nepal and ask them to bring reusable water bottles, reusable shopping bags, and tell our guides & accommodation suppliers to offer plastic-free food & drinks.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RESPONSIBILITY ON OUR TOUR

  • We teach our customers the general greetings and the most commonly used words while communicating with Nepali people on their trips like Hello/Hi (Namaste)… How are you (Sanchai Hunuhunchha) and many more words. Which provides opportunities to interact with Locals for our customers and experience the lifetime memories.
  • We encounter various ethnic groups and communities while on our trip and they might speak different languages than Nepali and English. It may be an awkward moment with their activities comparing this to your home country. We say our customers to respect their culture, tradition, language, and try to make a friendlier environment.
  • We advise our guests not to put off their clothes in public places especially in remote villages which is taken as an improper manner in Nepali society. Also, they need to ask before taking any Photographs of Local peoples and religious sites
  • We strictly avoid visiting orphanages and other organizations that care for children and don’t include in our itineraries in these places.
  • We strictly ban guides and guest's participation in or endorsement of sexual activities or illegal drug use on our trips. Also, respect the child abuse and sexual violation.

ECONOMIC RESPONSIBILITY ON OUR TOURS

  • We operate our trips in such a way that more than 60% of the money paid by you spent locally like, Using Local guides, potter, female guides, staying in Tea houses & community homestay’s running locally from rural Himalayan villages. Which has a huge economic impact on a running day to day lives of these host communities. This also helps to sustain and encourage them to live at their original remote place of this mountain Nation.
  • We encourage customers to buy local organic fruits & vegetables while on their trip to support the local economy rather than buying Junk plastic foods where there is a huge problem to manage plastics and use of public bins.
  • We Advise our Guests to order Nepali Local organic foods which came from the backyard garden of Guesthouse and Teahouse where we stop to eat. It support’s local food production and discourages the import of plastic containing foods.
  • We actively support and encourage fair employment practices. This means fair hours of work, favorable safe work conditions, and equal pay for equal work for our staff and guides.
  • We are committed for not using any child labour as our potter or other helping staffs while conduction our trips.

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