Reduce Your Impacts
Tourism Impacts Nepal
The Himalayan nation of Nepal is the mecca of trekking being at the top of the world and having a developed trek infrastructure. Home to eight of the highest mountains on the planet, it will always be a huge draw card for those drawn to the Himalayas.
As with all popular destinations Nepal, and Kathmandu in particular, is in the grips of what we call overtourism. Despite its flourishing tourism sector it remains an impoverished nation and lacks infrastructure that you and I may regard as standard. While relying heavily on tourism, the local people’s lives are greatly affected by the huge influx of visitors. The environment is beginning to show negative impacts too.
At Real Travel Nepal we do everything we can to lead by example and demonstrate that tourism ought to be conducted in ways that empower the local people and have no negative impacts on their environment.
In Nepal this is no easy task with its dependence on being a cheap tourism destination. That’s why we and our customers need to do as much as possible to reduce impacts firstly, and secondly to show others how it can be done!
Read on to learn the 16 ways you can reduce your impacts.
Follow The Leave No Trace Principles For Outdoor Conduct When In Nature
Leave No Trace Principles:
Plan ahead and prepare
Travel And Camp On Durable Surfaces
Dispose Of Waste Properly – Carry It Out
Leave What You Find In Nature
Minimise Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate Of Others