Nepal Buddhism tour, 10 days
Description of Nepal Buddhism tour, 10 days
2023: 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 17 Apr, 17 May, 17 Jun, 26 Sep, 21 Oct, 14 Nov, 3 Dec
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetPlastic-free Nepal is a dream for us, but we believe all changes start from small steps. That is why we promote an eco-movement. Please don't bring any plastic when you come to visit us such as bags, cosmetic travel kits, snacks and so on. We ask you to refuse to take plastic bags from locals when you buy something, refuse to take straws, coffee covers to go, unhealthy biscuits or chocolates and etc. Bring your own BPA free bottle for water that you can refill instead of buying each time mineral water in plastic bottles.
Water in the tap is very precious here, please remember about that when you are taking a shower or brushing teeth. For laundry people in Nepal mostly use rivers and wash things with detergent, washing machine is a luxury here. Bring more cloth made of merino wool that can be worn longer without washing and polluting rivers - sports cloth also is a better choice.
During the trip, we will use public buses or vans at long distances. In Pokhara, we can explore the city by bikes to reduce the use of cars.
All our suppliers like hotels, restaurants support eco-movement which is important for us to set up a trend of cleanliness and thinking about our environment.
We recommend sticking to a mainly vegetarian diet when travelling here as in this way you can support locally-grown food (zero food miles). It is organic and reduces cooking by eating more healthy snacks like sundried fruits and nuts, fresh veggies and fruits, reduce the logistic emission of imported foods and support locals in their beginnings as imported food doesn't bring much positive impact for the country tourism.
PeopleDuring this trip, we will visit the holiest places in Nepal. Locals are still very conservative people and we request you to dress modestly. Shorts and skirts covering your knees, no sleeveless t-shorts. Respect traditions and routines of Nepal. Take off shoes where needed, if you cannot take off shoes bring your socks please or don't enter temples and monasteries in your shoes. Don't take photos where there is a sign. Greet locals when you enter any house or a building, have small talks, learn a bit of Nepali and teach your language as well. Cultural exchange is always something that brings happiness in the heart.
We employ only locals as our guides and drivers. We want to create more working opportunities for them rather than using foreign guides. Who if not local knows best about our culture? We provide our staff with good working conditions during the year: insurance, salary, clothes, shoes, equipment.
We train them once a year for something new, also we want our guides to speak more languages besides English and have more job opportunities.
We have different projects to support children of Nepal who need to study. We will learn about them during our journey and find ways to be helpful.
We will visit local manufacturers that educate and employ women of Nepal so they could be independent and chase their dreams. We will learn more about these precious projects and you can shop for lots of useful souvenirs from Nepal such as bags, wallets, toys, clothes, organic cosmetics, jewellery, prints and so one.