Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism directly leads to local culture, religions and protecting the area pristine environment, where awareness and conservation plays an important role and the first step that leads to Responsible Tourism. Since Nepal became a major hub for adventure tourism with main flow of trekkers, mountaineers and as fascinating cultural destinations where mass number of visitors arrival. Within some parts of Nepal Himalaya that has nearly lost its pristine surrounding and charms like Mt. Everest where group size and number of expedition has to be controlled with certain limit before it is too late. Where most local and abroad adventure agency realizes the future of Himalayan popular destinations, to save the natural surrounding and local culture every visitors should be aware and practice the rules and norms on Responsible or Eco Tourism. Most Guides and related company strongly follows Eco Trekking and Responsible Tourism informing guest and clients of do’s and don’ts practice in making the route of trekking clean and respecting the local culture and age-old heritage custom. In early days most of the trekking was done with camping arrangement where meals were prepared on fire-wood stoves, as time changed now and then where camping in foods cooked either in kerosene or LPG (cooking gas). During your stay in local lodge prefer meals served and cooked from electric / LPG or Kerosene, this will help and support Eco-Tourism to preserve and conserve the tree and forest to its pristine form. In groups trekking do order food the same for all to save fuel, energy and time do get hot shower either heated from solar or electric power or other save means. To keep warm against freezing cold should be well equipped with warm gears and do respect the rules entering into temples and monasteries with dress conduct, especially for ladies. On treks or travel where litters and garbage has to be well maintained disposing at the proper disposal sites or bring it back to cities for re-cycle or hand to proper authority. Responsible Tourism and Eco-Trekking not a big problem as long people takes the right step at right time and as well helping and supporting local rural villages with awareness program to keep their surrounding nice and healthy with green surrounding. Dead or New Batteries used by trekkers or staff should be brought back to cities to dispose at proper sites, where foreigners should take back to their own country as non bio-degradable stuff is the major problem with waste pollution.

Special commitment on Responsible and Eco-Tourism:

On walks respecting scenic views and local cultures and accept the hospitality of villagers, where clients safety should be a top priority that includes welfare of staffs and porters also. All guides and staffs should be well versed regarding the subject using the best lodge and places where meals are cooked in kerosene fuel, LP Gas or with local electric power. Do not use fire wood as fuel to conserve and preserve beautiful nature and its environment from destruction. Where porters and staffs should be fully insured and well equipped with necessary gears for all kinds of climate condition and terrain's.

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