We tend to forget that if not carefully managed, tourism can damage the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the country. Through responsible practices, tourism businesses can minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities.
- Economic - Give back to the local communities and maximum benefits for our shareholders and staff
- Environment - Ensure to minimize our impact on the environment and help to conserve
- Social - Fulfilling our Corporate Social Responsibility
We integrate and apply responsible practices into our company ethos. We understand how a responsible approach can help us to reduce operational costs, develop more authentic products and establish cooperative relations with nearby communities.
Our core destinations will focus at Karnali zone in North-West Nepal is one of the poorest in the world. With no roads and little communication with the outside world, parts of this area can take up to a week to reach on foot. Little wonder that most tour operators quickly give up when faced with the difficulties of even accessing this area, let alone providing support to the people that need it most. GHT estimates that less than 1 % of tourism revenues to Nepal reach remote rural areas. The issue of distribution of tourism revenues to large parts of Nepal, and especially among poorer people of Nepal needs to be addressed again.
Sustainable policies & guide lines
- To Operate the company on a sound financial basis of profitable growth, thereby creating career opportunities within the local community and increasing value for shareholders and financial rewards for all the employees.
- Your safety is our concern as such we have all of our staff insured and our guides are first aid and mountain rescue trained.
- Serious off the beaten: in order to inspire and motivate tourists to visit least developed districts of Nepal.
- To create local employment among the youth and income by hiring all local porters, using local home stay where possible and guiding local entrepreneurs about building camp sites and supporting business to business cultures.
- Motivating formal enterprises like handicraft production and sales, vegetables and fruits productions and sales, cultural performance, encouraging building home stays and teahouses along all the wild routes we operates.
- Voluntary contributions will be prompted at historical sites (monasteries), schools and as an alternative to discourage begging.
- Pro-poor tourism- Making tourism work for poor & expanding opportunities for the poor.
- As far as possible we will use local equipment. We will hire the equipment from qualified hiring agencies so that the money gets more evenly spread in the economy.
- We encourage clients through our leaders, the literature and slide shows to act in a responsible way and with an insight and understanding of the host destination.
- We will develop long term partnerships with our stakeholders, hence establishing long lasting economically stable relationships.
- We will take into consideration environmental cultural and economic issues when looking at tours that we develop.
- We will ensure that our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people so we ensure that our type and scale of tourism is appropriate to local conditions and operate within the limits set by local appropriate infrastructure and carrying capacity.
- We aim to take responsibility for maintaining and improving the environment.
- We look for appropriate systems for minimizing water and atmospheric pollution from tourism developments.
- We aim to achieve zero litter policies.
- Support local communities and artisans by purchasing environmentally friendly items, such as handmade arts and crafts, not made from animal or plant products.
- Finally to establish backward and forward linkages of the tourism sector with the national economy so as to develop it as an important sector for the overall economic development in Nepal.
Mr. Chhewang Lama
Tel: 977 1 491 61 01
Mobile: 977 980 10 46 333
Organisation that we actively support
- Since 2014- Every September we run low cost free medical service trip in association with Humla fund (American Non Profit Charity) to the most remote districts in Nepal- Humla. http://www.humlafund.org/medical-service-trip
We provide direct local employment to more then 50 people and our Managing Director and Senior guides spend 2 week as volunteer helping fellow villagers. http://www.riverjournalonline.com/around-town/latest/4334-receiving-thanks-at-the-top-of-the-world.html