Tourism at Everest Base Camp has grown since it was opened to the outside world. That has boosted the local economy and living standards. However, the influx of tourists has contributed to social, economic, and environmental issues.
More tourist pressure can inevitably put pressure on the fragile natural environment. Porters and guides are also low wages. At present, the responsibility lies with everyone who visits Everest Base Camp. If it carries on like this, tourism in the Everest Base Camp will inevitably cause negative environmental impacts and deteriorate people's experience.
Likewise, it is not good to encourage giving money to the local people encountered on visits to villages. This encourages begging instead, buying local handicrafts from the locals. But also think twice before buying a souvenir. Beautiful shahtoosh shawls are woven in the Himalayas from the wool of the Tibetan Antelope, or chiru. These are now endangered as a result of hunting for their precious wool. So do not buy anything that harms wildlife.
What is Sustainable Tourism for Himalaya Land Treks?
- Interactions with the local people and their possible engagement in the trip
- Supporting basic social needs such as health and education
- Contribution to pollution reduction
- Contribution to improving the lives of indigenous communities.
What do we do?
- Regular plantation activities.
- Environmental and social awareness program.
- Community-based trips throughout Nepal.
- Use of locally available services such as porters and local guides
- Less pollution during the journey.
At Himalaya Land Treks, we organize our trip packages to focus on sustainable tourism. If you have any questions about our sustainable initiatives, please feel free to contact us.