This is a ten-episode series consisting of short videos that will explore topics related to sustainable tourism in Nepal. The series will cover the dos and don’ts of sustainable travel and other topics such as community-based tourism and discussions with experts on pertinent sustainability issues.
In this episode, we discuss community-based tourism (CBT) and the ways in which Community Homestay Network has adopted the concept into its model.
For many years, international news outlets have covered the waste problem in the Everest region. What hasn’t been covered as much is the solution to the problem. While the problem remains a challenge, there are several initiatives being taken at the local level. In this episode of the Sustainability Series, we ask experts Alton C. Byers (mountaineer/ conservationist/national geographic explorer) and Tommy Gustafsson (Project Director and Co-Founder of Sagarmatha Next) to shed light on the problem, discuss the current status, and more importantly, walk us through the solution to the problem.
This episode of the Sustainability Series features the interrelationship between wildlife, communities, and tourism. Experts and champions of sustainability, Mr. Shiv Raj Bhatta (WWF Nepal), Ms. Sonja Rusticus (Bardia Community Homestay), and Mr. Sudip Jogi (Dalla Community Homestay) shed light on community-based conservation, the human and wildlife relationship near protected areas, and the relationship between tourism and conservation.
In this episode of the Sustainability Series, we explore a few places where the gender gap exists, learn about the challenges, and discuss a few ways to close the gender gap. We interview leaders who have excelled in their fields.
Yankila Sherpa: Yankila Sherpa is the former Tourism Minister of Nepal. She has also held various other leadership positions including former President of the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal. She is the Managing Director for Snow Leopard Trek.
Priyanka Singh: Priyanka Singh is the regional (South, East and Central Asia) representative for Planeterra Foundation, a leading non-profit that uses community tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment. For more information: https://planeterra.org
Reetal Rana: Reetal Rana is the Managing Director for Mid-Valley International College, a leading college that offers courses in hospitality management, among other degrees. Throughout her career, Ms. Rana has held various leadership positions both inside the education sector and outside. For more information: https://midvalley.edu.np
In this episode of the Sustainability Series, we discuss how hotels can be more sustainable. We ask experts from two hotels (the only two hotels in Nepal to receive GSTC recognized Travelife Gold certification in accommodation sustainability) to share their sustainability journey, their views on sustainability certification, and their advice to hotels looking to become more sustainable. Credit for Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge pictures and videos:
For more information on Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge: https://www.tigermountainpokhara.com
For more information on Traditional Comfort: http://traditionalcomfort.com
To find Travelife certified hotels: http://www.travelifecollection.com/home
In this episode of the Sustainability Series, Jane Connelly, food tourism and culinary heritage expert, helps us understand what food tourism is, how it relates to sustainable tourism, and how it can help local communities while benefitting travelers.
As we prepare for a tourism recovery, it is important that we take into consideration the Tourism Carrying Capacity of a destination. In this episode of the Sustainability Series, we discuss what over tourism means, and more importantly two important strategies to address over tourism.
In this episode of the Sustainability Series we discuss what development efforts should ideally look like in Nepal’s remote and pristine destinations, and how travelers can help keep a destination authentic.
1. Ashutosh Tiwari: Mr. Ashutosh Tiwari is the managing director of Safal Partners, an investment and consulting firm based in Nepal (link: https://bit.ly/3iKHdY6). Mr. Tiwari’s areas of expertise include development and public policy, SME development, and non-profit management, among others. In 2011, he was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
2. Marianne Heredge: Marianne Heredge is an auditor for Travelife, a Global Sustainable Tourism Council recognized certification platform for sustainability management. She has in-depth expertise on sustainable tourism. She has lived in Nepal for many years, and is a strong advocate for community-based tourism.
In this episode of the Sustainability Series, we bring wellness experts Lisa Mikosch, and Ramesh Sapkota to discuss Nepal’s potential for wellness tourism.
Nepal |Mar 18, 2015
No matter whether you have been to Kathmandu, you are about to visit or you are day-dreaming of visiting looking at photos, one of the first things that you will notice about the city are the countless small shops. Kathmandu is filled with shops.
Trekking |Oct 9, 2022
It takes part, on the most part, within the environs of the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA, est.1997) in Tapeljung district, which spreads out over about 2,035 square kilometers.
Impact Tourism |Jan 2, 2017
Not believing my ears in November 2016 when I heard a friend comment “Bhatti nai jadaina’ I was delighted to hear that for the first time in over a decade, there was to be no ‘loadshedding’ in Kathmandu.
Nepal |Dec 26, 2012
Once practiced in secret, the Charya Nritya (dance as a spiritual discipline) is a Buddhist ritual dance.
Nepal |Oct 7, 2022
One of the largest festivals celebrated in Nepal is Tihar (also known as Deepawali, or the festival of lights). The five-day Hindu celebration in November is held to give thanks to the contributions of the gods, people and animals;
Nepal |Sep 22, 2015
o trace back the history of tourism in Nepal, there are numerous events, written and mention in the past. However,
Others |Oct 1, 2018
It’s no secret that Nepal is a country famous for its mountain range, the Himalayas. After all, 8 of the world’s tallest peaks lies in Nepal, paving a way for world-class hiking and picturesque treks from the Annapurna Circuit to the Everest Base Camp trek.
Nepal |May 2, 2022
A Festival for Rice planting – is the day of a climax of rice planting. Ropain Festival, also known as Asar 15, is celebrated mostly by farmers from all regions of Nepal – to mark the day of planting new seedlings of rice crop of the year.
Travel Guide |Dec 17, 2021
The best time to visit Nepal for trekking and traveling is in the spring or fall. During this period, the temperature is warm and the sky is clear making it the best season to visit Nepal.
Tours |Jan 1, 2019
Nepal is a country of nuances – just when you think you know it all, it surprises you. From the underrated wildlife to the incredible concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
Nepal |Dec 19, 2014
Juju Dhau is the famous Nepalese made yoghurt found, especially, inside the Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur). The word “Dhau” means a sweet yogurt, which is typically prepared by the Newars, an indigenous tribe of Nepal.