Tourism has been a major contributor to the Nepalese economy and has been one of the major sources of foreign exchange and revenue. Tourism has created huge employment opportunities and has helped to uplift the lives of people living in rural areas as well.
Similarly, it has some negative impacts on natural resources, environment, wildlife, vegetation, culture, and tradition as well. Because of unmanaged and mass flow tourism, many places have lost their natural beauty, their charm. Unmanaged waste and unnecessary littering have negatively affected wildlife and vegetation. Many beautiful trekking trails have been polluted for eg. the Everest region has been heavily littered in the last decades. Sometimes we can hear news about the fire in the forest areas because of unmanaged camping. So, these are some of the negative impacts of unmanaged tourism.
In recent years, the Government of Nepal and all the trekking and tour agencies have been working together for sustainable/responsible tourism to make a low impact on the environment and local culture while helping to generate future employment for local people and to ensure that the tourists can have a better experience.
Keeping in mind sustainable tourism, our programs are designed in a way so that will have minimal effect on the environment and the local culture. We always encourage our clients to follow proper guidelines and respect the local culture. And last but not least, you as a tourist can be a part of sustainable tourism by being a responsible one.