“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” A famous quote from Henry Ford proves positive in affiliation to Royal Mountain Travel. Eleven years ago we ventured to the tourism industry of Nepal with a promise to work hard for a better tomorrow and shall execute any barrier, together as a team, that comes in our way.
“I first came to Nepal some 18 years ago,” she recalls. That was when her husband (“who is a very active man”) had asked her to come pick him up from Kathmandu, which was where he had ended up after a mountain bike ride from Lhasa,
We learned how to make momos (a Nepali dumpling), visited the village, and bonded with our guide and friend Ashok and his family who warmly welcomed us! We started off our day by having a Daal Bhaat feast: unlimited amounts of rice, potatoes, chicken, fried spinach, lentil soup, chapatti, and ginger tea.
As the Community Homestay project picked up in Panauti, I volunteered to help out the community with logistics management and teach the English language to the women homestay hosts.
Tourism is a powerful, and often, underused tool. It has the potential to ignite change and uplift communities that have traditionally lacked the resources to operate sustainably.