Village tourism offers a unique opportunity for comfortable cultural immersion. You travel to places where the way of life has not changed and where everything is still built by hand, made by hand and created by hand. Visit people untouched by western ideals, computers or modern "necessities".Our company contracts with a whole village to accommodate and entertain guests; rooms in local houses are fitted with bathrooms and a few tourist-style comforts, host families are trained to prepare meals hygienically, and a guide accompanies the guests to interpret. Participating villages tend to be located a couple of hours' walk from the nearest road - close enough to be easily accessible for less-than-fit visitors, yet far enough to be culturally intact and shielded from outside influences.
We take our guests to unspoiled villages where they spend a few days living with the local people and being treated as honored family guests. Each village is connected through a variety of crucial horizontal linkages with other villages and with urban areas both near and far. Most villages are characterized by a multiplicity of economic, caste, kinship, occupational, and even religious groups linked vertically within each settlement. While staying in the villages, guests enjoy comfortable accommodation, delicious local food and drink and a welcome that will remain a happy memory for a lifetime. While they are with us our guests can rest assured that they are always in a secure and safe environment.
Local attractions, both scenic and cultural, are shown to our guests by our well trained ethnic guides who always do their utmost to make the guest’s stay a memorable experience. Many of our villages are close to unspoiled natural areas where wildlife may be seen undisturbed. This can be a feature of our packages for special interest groups.The traditional culture of the different ethnic groups is a highlight of all of our village visits. These warm and friendly people are always ready to perform their music and dance and to give an insight into their religion. Examples of local handicrafts will be on display, and for sale, to guests.The aim of operating such kind of tourism is to help the participating villages greatly improve their community. 10 % of our net profit goes directly into their tourism venture.
Sirubari Village Tour and Trek
The Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung settlement situated at 1700 meters above sea level. The climate is ideal at any season of the year. during the September to June season with warm days and nights. Sirubari village is a short drive and walk from Pokhara, the major tourists center for the Annapurna. The trail to the village is steep but well made. You will be welcomed into the community and invited to stay in the home of one of the villagers. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities. The food is delicious and you will be eating your meals as one of the family members. Read More
Dhola Nalang Village Tour and Trek
High up in the Himalayas in the Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain range in the mid western Nepal there are some villages called Dhola, which is situated at an altitude of 1210 m. above the sea level. It is about 100 km north west of Kathmandu. Trekking trail in the area is newly introduced and recommended as a non tourist site for researchers, students, photographers, anthropologies and nature lover. Trekking to this village will offer you accommodation in the local family home which means sleeping the small house and eating a really Nepali traditional food. Not going more than 1500 m. height the trek is home for different types of animals, birds, butterflies and so on. The area is unique with its natural flora and fauna, where large part of the forest is covered with Nepal's national flower Rhododendrons, steam and waterfalls. Read More
Ghalegaun and Ghana Pokhara Village Tour and Trek
Khudi in Lamjung District is a major gateway to the Annarpurnas, a famous trekking destination. The beautiful villages of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara lie to the north west of Khudi at the top of the nearby hills. They are situated at an altitude of 2016 metres and 2050 metres respectively. Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are mainly Gurung settlements nestled amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests.The view from the villages stretches from Buddha Himal, Himalchuli and Manaslu to the north east Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II to the north and Mt. Machhapucchre and Annapurna South to the north west. Read More
Balthali Village Tours & Treks
Standing on a plateau, just beyond panauti above 40 Km away from Kathmandu, is a small sleepy settlement of Balthali Village which rests at the junction of Roshi and Ladku Khola rivers. High above the southern ridge of this exceptional hamlet stands Balthali Village resort an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surround of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farm houses. With snowy peaks of Dorjee Lhakpa, langtang and whole range of mountain rests clear and bright on the northern horizon. Read More
Chepang Village Tour and Trek - 05 Days
This is newly developed Trekking trail. This area is about 80 km from Kathmandu. Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail is unique because of one of the most ethnic cultures of Nepal- Chepang Culture. Chepangs, believed to be influenced by Tamangs, speak their own distinct language, leading a nomadic life and their primary lifestyle, hunting, foraging for wild roots and fishing and traditional farming near jungles. A Praja Pande (faith healer) might be an interesting figure for cultural tourists to be introduced to. They inhabit the remote and sparse contours of Makawanpur, Chitwan, Gorkha and Dhading districts. Read More
Gorkha Pokhara Tour and Trek
This trek is to be specially done during the month of late September and early October due to harvesting time. This area looks beautiful as it is adorned by the rice plants. This route has the attraction of lower altitudes and avoids the extreme elevation gains/losses common to other treks in Nepal. Read More
Gorkha Village Tour and Trek
Gorkha - the untouched and captivating town of Nepal! Some 300 years ago, Nepal was divided into 50 tiny states, and Gorkha was one of them. King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founder of `Shah Dynasty' which runs Nepal today, unified Nepal into one kingdom. His Gorkha palace resides on top of a hill at an altitude of 3281 feet (about 1000 meter) The King would watch-over his people as far as his eyes could see from the tallest palace in the very center of Nepal! Gorkha is also the home of Gurkhas - the legendary brave warriors who fought with knives against guns. Read More
Tamang Heritage Tour and Trek
The Tamang Heritage trek is one of the newly opened treks. This trek combines an enchanting journey wherein you can enjoy the magnificent mountain views with the insight into the unique Tamang culture, alpine terrain, green meadows and rhododendron forest.Trekking through Tamang village gives you a wonderful opportunity to closely observe the community’s lifestyle, culture and craft such as bamboo baskets and mats. Read More
Ganga-Jamuna trek (07 days)
This is a purely camping and moderate trek. You pass different villages where you can interact with the different ethnic groups of Nepal such as Newar, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and few others. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged tradition of these people. The majestic mountain peaks you can enjoy are Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. While trekking you find this trail is enriched with beautiful flora and fauna. You pass rhododendron, pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home of various species of birds and wild animals. Read More
Helambu Tour and Trek
Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu where dominantly Sherpa and Tamang races have their homes. The trekkers come in contact with temperate forests; snowy peaks which make you feel as if you are in paradise.With a diverse range of brilliant green valleys, misty rhododendron forests and distant horizons of snowy peaks, Helambu is the ideal short trek. There are simple tea houses along this route, yet the area remains relatively unspoiled by tourism. You will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages and watch enthralled as the farmers toil in the fields using hand made tools and teams of water- buffalo. Read More
Sailung Tour and Trek
This is definitely camping trek into non tourist area. The main attractions of this trek are the magnificent views of majestic mountains such as Everest, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. In addition to this, you encounter with several different ethnic people and have peek observation about social life style of local people. Most of the villages are resided by Tamang community. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture. Read More
Panchase Tour and Trek
Panchase Trek is one of the short camping trips around Pokhara valley. You can enjoy closer mountain views of Annapurna Himal, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri Himal, Fishtail, Himchuli and many others. The opportunity to observe mid-hill cultural and total wildness experience is another notable feature of the trek. You can make interaction with different ethnical groups and experience untouched biodiversity. This trek offers natural heritage site, and unique photographic destination. Read More
Sikles Tour and Trek
This is a trek in tandem with nature at its natural best. The hike takes you of-the-beaten-track through dense forest onto cultivated land into remote villages where you find people follow ancient practices that go back a thousand years. Siklis Trekking in Nepal, nepal siklis trekking, siklis camping trekking. This picturesque trek passes through terraced fields, remote villages, rhododendron forest and high alpine meadows beneath the giants Annapurna II (7937m) and IV (7525m). A final high point reveals majestic views of the classic fish-tail peak of Machapuchare. Read More
Whatever you prefer to call it ‘sustainable tourism’ or ‘eco-tourism’ or ‘green tourism’ but the definition remains same; environmental-friendly tourism that cherishes not destroys. Green or Sustainable Tourism has been described as “managing tourism’s impacts on the environment, communities and the economy to make sure that the effects are positive rather than negative for the benefit of future generations”. As far as we are concerned, green tourism is about creating new opportunities for tourism and encouraging the development of existing tourism enterprises with minimum impact on wildlife and the environment. We believe that sustainable green tourism makes important sense for the long term, and taps into a growing demand for holidays that leave the smallest possible 'footprint' on the environment and local communities.
In today’s world where concern and scientific evidence grows daily about global warming and the human race's generally harmful effects on the planet, the Green sustainable environmentally-aware tourist can only increase in number. You'll need heating, lighting, food, information, transport and a whole range of services but as an environmentally conscious traveller you can minimize the negative impact on environment by considering different methods. As a responsible tour operator we are aware of environmental factor and our endeavours is always to go Green. Going green is not about reducing the quality of any of our services; looking after the environment is about doing more with less.
Eco-tourism in Nepal.
An eco-tourism can provide, if managed and catered for properly, the utilisation of natural resources to create sustainable income for businesses and individuals. Though it is true that eco tourism provides full and effective participation and viable income-generating opportunities and employment for local people, eco tourism in Nepal is newly introduced.
With an ambition of poverty alleviation through sustainable tourism, the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) is an initiative of the Government toward eco-tourism in Nepal with technical and financial support from various international development agencies and non government organisations. The Programme is believed to contribute to the poverty alleviation objective of the government through sustainable tourism development that is pro-poor, pro-environment, pro-rural communities and pro-women, making the benefits of tourism reach grass-roots level in the specific programme sites. We believe and fully support the initiative, and thus provide eco-trekking to these programme sites.
Economy model based on eco-tourism is the only model that still shown constant improvement in living standards for most of the people. It is the economy that reduces the productive efficiency to produce more wealth to the nation so strategies must be economically feasible. Basic tourism infrastructure and facilities such as clean drinking water, sanitation, transportation system and roadways are fundamentals to attract more tourists for sustainable tourism development in Nepal. If basic infrastructures and facilities are provided to bring tourists into the country, the flow of investment also increases. When if the number of tourist increases, the eco tourism-based economy has to be increased and attention must shift to sustained public action.
Recent developments on the major trekking trails have been a serious concern to both the environmentalists and locals. Because of the increased in the numbers of tourist and teahouses along the trekking trails, indirectly it also increased the demand for wood and fuel which has led to deforestation. Another problem that comes with this is the amount of waste which is increasing rapidly without the proper mechanism for disposal. Due to this some of the popular trails both unsightly and unhealthy this then leads to major health issues. To change this superfluous incident, awareness campaigns should be conducted on the part of trekkers and the local people. More environmentally sound trekking messages needs to be passed along to all that is concerned at a faster pace and in an efficient manner.
Eco-tourism development requires a partnership between tour operators, travellers, locals, various organisations and state with an appropriate division of responsibilities. Working with a range of National and International partners we have built up a wide range of Green tourism experience. Before to start trekking, we want our fellow trekkers to know about environmental issues such as to keep the surroundings clean, leave only footprints and take only photographs. Our endeavour is always to keep the place as natural and untouched as possible.