Nepal and Bhutan express tour

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Wildlife in Bhutan and Nepal are precious. We will visit some conservation zones to observe animals and birds on the way to Tiger's Nest Monastery. Takin is a national animal and a symbol of Bhutan, the government is trying to increase the population of them so each time we visit this protected area, a percentage of the fee goes for their protection. We can learn about it more once we get there and find ways to be a part of a project.

We run a plastic-free movement that's why we ask you not to bring any plastic with you as well we don't accept plastic bags when buying gifts or food etc from locals. We suggest that you carry your own BPA-free water bottle and refill it with purified water instead of buying bottled mineral water. Waters are very clean so you can freely drink it from special water stations and refill yours.

Our guides will explain to you how to utilize garbage while on the trip. There are special zones designated to recycle garbage. Let's keep lands and waters clean. Don't throw any food leftovers or leave the food open - as this can attract wild animals. Don't yell or whistle when you meet any - this is dangerous and can also scare them.

Tap water is precious, keep this in mind when taking a shower and brushing your teeth. We recommend using local transport where possible, especially for our sightseeing tour in Kathmandu or if you plan to stay longer after visiting Bhutan. In Bhutan, we will use vans for bigger capacity rather than jeeps.

All the hotels we choose carefully for supporting eco-movement: solar panels, electric stoves and ovens where possible, recycling garbage, locally grown food etc.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

All tours are run by locals: guides, hotels, restaurants, drivers, porters. We spread tourism income to those most in need. Don't buy imported food on travel - we highly recommend to buy fruits, local delicacies, drinks from local shops. We will visit many handicraft shops where you can learn about local manufactures which educate and employ women both in Nepal and Bhutan. We can take part in one of the workshops and learn more about this project which is very important for both countries.

We employ only local guides, drivers, porters to give more opportunities for locals as tourism is still the main way for people to make on living and support their families. We encourage to tip your team as well if you are grateful for their hard work and happy with the service. We offer them good working conditions: once a year new training and team-building trips, help them to learn one new language and run tours not only for English speaking travellers, medical insurance, provide all needed clothes and shoes, equipment, meals and accommodation.

Don't forget to greet locals everywhere you meet them on your way or in the house, have small talks, learn a little bit of Nepali and Bhutanese, teach your own language. We believe it helps to remove cultural borders and become one. In Nepal do as the Nepali people do and in Bhutan do as Bhutanese do.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The most memorable and exciting parts of my holiday cannot be tied to a place or a thing, but rather a feeling. There is a beautiful spirit in the people that
cannot be captured in words. The world could learn lots from Bhutan about how to live life in a way that is deeply fulfilling.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you want everything to be just like it is at home, then just stay home. But if you are willing to to be open and learn, then enjoy life the way the locals do, with
foods, traditions, etc.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes! I like that it's a local company using local guides and local businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Greatly exceeded expectations.

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