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Responsible Tourism in Nepal

Tourism in Nepal plays a vital role in the advancement and development of Nepal’s various infrastructures such as transportation, education, finance, health and communication. Since it’s early beginnings from 1960’s, tourism has garnered a huge attention for various local and governmental bodies due to which many people have stepped forward to invest in tourism sector for various personal and no personal reasons which includes business ventures and social activities.

Foreigners who have heard about Nepal are bound to find themselves wanting to travel in Nepal at least once in their lifetime as it is a mecca for foreign travelers which focuses on giving the best travel services for them. Affectionate local individuals make way to further promote and enhance the tourism sector in Nepal. With all of that, many people who come to Nepal for traveling and touring purposes will eventually have to consider some things while traveling in Nepal. And that is being a responsible traveler who makes sure that their way of traveling doesn’t negatively harm, impact or put pressure on the environment, nature, wildlife and people of their travel destination.

Hence, the term ‘Responsible Tourism’ got its footing in Nepal. With the increase in the arrival rates of foreign travelers, Nepal had to eventually understand and recognize the fact that some ambitious measures need to be taken if we were to conserve, preserve and protect our natural heritages that attract travelers from various corner of the world. After all, who would want to make an arduous hike up to Everest Base Camp – the base camp of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest), just to see a pile of garbage filled up in time by the travelers who once longed to visit this iconic place.

Several initiatives have been taken by the government and other organizations to further promote responsible tourism in Nepal. But all of that will be in vain if one were to not realize for themselves that traveling without the care for others and environment in our generation is kind of pitiful. As we are getting better education and better jobs for us to earn a secure living, we make enough to travel various places in the world. Yet, we lie ourselves in believing that one simple gesture from us will not make any significant impact upon the place where we are traveling. Therefore, we further degrade the sole destination which we once loved s much.

With these things in mind, travelers either it be trekkers, mountaineers, tourists or researchers, they all should have a mindset that being a responsible traveler is a must as it will in time help keep the place serene and unharmed for other generations of travelers who may one day thank us for our generosity to keep this place beautiful for them to see. No one wants to ruin the environment or the natural habitat of many exotic wild animals & birds in general. But we still have to go beyond that simple thought and carry out actions which will define those exact thoughts and turn them into a reality.

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Nar Phu Trek

Nar Phu Trek, trekking to explore Nar Phu valley is one of the special treks in Nepal that takes you  to the hidden valley and lets you experience the hidden culture. Nar Phu valley is an exotic valley that includes the two picturesque villages namely Nar and Phu. This valley is newly recognized restricted area and you require a special permit to reach there. The trekking to Nar Phu valley offers you panoramic view of Annapurna massif and amazing view of glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lust forests and stunning landscapes.

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is unique and is not known to many because it is opened to trekkers only since 2003. If you are the trekking enthusiast and seeking for some unique trekking, then Nar Phu Trek should be your choice.

Route to reach Nar Phu Valley

Nar Phu valley trekking, situated in Annapurna circuit trekking part, can begin from Kathmandu valley. You have to reach Besisahar from Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle. Then, you trek to reach Dharapani and trek up to reach Phu village. From there, you trek to Nar Phedi and then you reach Nar village. Then you trek to Ngwal and then to Kang La pass (5315m). Then you can trek back the same route to return or you can continue your trek to reach Muktinath.

Reasons for Nar Phu Trek

  • This trek gives you an opportunity to spend your time in the enthralling Nar Phu valley that resembles the paradise. It is so beautiful and a place to die for.
  • This trek lets you explore the lifestyle and culture of ethnic villagers. Most of the people in Nar Phu valley are Lamas and Bhotes. These people speak their own language and wear typical dress (thick cloths made by yak and sheep wool).
  • You get an opportunity to reach various sites where many have not reached.
  • You get to visit many ancient monasteries and chortens.
  • While crossing the Kang La Pass, you can witness the amazing view of Annapurna.
  • You get to encounter with different animals like snow leopards, blue sheep and various birds.
  • After crossing Kang La Pass, you can continue your trek to visit Muktinath, the god of salvation of Hindus and Buddhists.

So, this trekking is amazing and you can make this trek your choice if you are seeking for some unique trekking to breathe the air that you have never taken in before and to experience the moments that you have never lived before.

Adventure Treks in Nepal

Adventure Treks in Nepal– Nepal is one of the most beautiful and dramatic countries on earth as eight of the world’s fourteen 8000 m peaks stand here and these skyscraping snow clapped summits, the midland hills and lowlands of Nepal offer opportunity of many adventures including adventure treks in Nepal through the foothills of its Himalayan Chain. Along with most popular Everest region adventure treks, Langtang Region adventure treks, Annapurna region adventure treks, etc., Destination Himalaya also offers adventure treks in Nepal to other newly popular but exciting areas too such as Manaslu adventure trek, Tsum valley adventure trek, Upper and lower Mustang adventure treks, Upper and lower Dolpo adventure treks, Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha adventure trek, Dhaulagiri adventure trek, Kanchenjunga adventure trek and there are many more adventure treks in Nepal programs that we offer to our adventure lover clients from across the world.