Lumba Sumba trek in Nepal, 21 days
Description of Lumba Sumba trek in Nepal, 21 days
2023: 12 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 Oct, 6 Nov, 23 Nov
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PlanetA completely off beaten trek where you can spot endangered snow leopard and red panda on your way. For this, very important not to leave any food traces behind so that animals won't pick it up to eat which can cause an infection or spread of viruses. The area is well protected by the government from hunting and in order to increase the population of the species.
We don't bring any plastic with us during the trek, and we ask you not to buy on your ways anything in plastic materials as that area of Nepal is hard to keep clean.
Waters are very clean and rich in Nepal. We use water purification tablets to refill our BPA free water bottles.
All energy in Nepal is clean and green. It is made of hydropower or solar panels. During the trek, you can easily use your own portable solar panel to charge your gadgets.
We'll visit UNESCO World site heritage during sightseeing in Kathmandu and learn a lot about the destructive earthquake that happened in 2015, which of them are renovated and which ones are still under renovation process which takes years of hard work, researches and constructing the same materials.
The journey is compromising on transport a lot as we are going to walk for 16 days and avoid any drives.
Our suppliers are learning about environmental values as this is something new for us. We run different campaigns to educate locals when we stay at their homes the impact of their actions.
PeopleWe always give priority to homestays and off beaten paths as in this way we create an extra income for those who are not involved in tourism or have no job to sustain their families. In the same time, we educate local families about hygiene, safe cooking standards, teach them a bit of English.
Our staffs all get good working conditions and fair wage: salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation. We employ local guides from particular trek as they know the area the best and don't need to travel all the way from Kathmandu. Once in a few years we encourage them with training and learning new languages. Our loyal porters eventually become guides. And tourism is only starting to grow in this region.
Locals are very conservative everywhere in Nepal, especially in remote villages and areas. We request you to dress modestly, not to stand on religious sites by foot or taking disrespective photos. Learn some Nepali, greet everyone who you meet on your way, play football with children, drink masala tea in local shops, support handicraft shops that educate and employ vulnerable men and women of Nepal.
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