Eco-tourism for conservation of NATURE and Cultural heritage preservation!
Community Eco-trails in elaborately can be also called Annapurna- Dhaulagiri Community Eco-Lodge Treks. Undeniably, Nepal is one of the best trekking and advcenture destinations along with cultural with natural experience in the world. It is the only country in the whole world with highest, breathtaking and awe-inspiring mountains, deepest gorges and mystical valleys.
The Community trekking trails runs through the settlements of culturally rich Magar community, with the spectacular hills of Mohare and Khopra, that delights the amazing panoramic Himalayan views, that is beyond the word can describe. The views of mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massive, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Himal Chuli to Jugal range dominates the northern horizon from west to east. Besides this, the pristine and wonderful forest of Chilaune, Pines, Fir, Castanopsis, Quercus and Rhododendrons provides a great scene and peace of mind being in the nature. The chirping of beautiful mountain birds such as Grosbeak, Yuhinas, Tits, Magpies, Pheasants etc. and anticipation of encountering the wildlife such as deer, Himalayan bears and common leopard makes the trail very exciting and lively.
Being a responsible adventure travel company, we at Nature-treks.com Himalaya (NTH) comprehend that, “ecotourism” is all about communities, conservation, education, environment and sustainable travel. And hence our sincere objectives are: to support the community owned and run eco-lodge, help building environmental and cultural awareness to provide positive experiences for both tourists and locals, provide economical benefits, create employment opportunities and nature conservation by minimizing the impact to keep the environments and culture intact as much as possible.
NTH works with the communities of Myagdi district, in running the community eco-lodge and homestay, with a clear and honest intention to make this a meaningful journey for the visitors that supports the communities in real sense of economic benefit for education and community, as a whole. NTH initiated this trek of pure community based tourism and has carried out all the promotion work from the beginning since 2010 AD in the local markets and abroad. As the trend of ethical tourism is growing, we hope to bring tourists that are interested in supporting our objectives to create sustainable communities. As we providing the real economic revenue, the operation cost will be little higher than the normal commercial lodge treks that have been dearly costing the culture and environment. For 5 years most of trekking income was contributed to the the communities. For this we have carefully designed the two different trek itineraries, suitable for all ages. The treks are led by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide/leader from NTH but the support staffs and all porters comes from the communities only. We have also supported many guide training and English lesson to the guide from the community. We have used already some guides from the area and to rely on the local guides and all other staffs from the village, so that they do not have to go abroad for their employment.
We are fully committed to out objectives, mentioned above, will not promise what we can not deliver. The beauty of this trekking project is that most portion of income goes to the communities; hence we are really giving a back to communities more that what actually we make. Most of staffs (support staffs, and porters) come from the communities. The knowledgeable and experienced trek/tour leader escorting the guest on the trek, will the only staff from NTH
~View of over 30 different snowy mountains, including three over eight thousand meters peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I and Manaslu)
~Off the beaten path
~Magar culture (way of life and ancestral dances)
~Lush Orange and organic farms and Nepali paper making
~Community managed eco-lodges, schools and forest
~Rich bird life and beautiful Himalayan flowers