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Exploring the Himalaya Since 1990
Nepal Environmental Trekking has been operating village tourism since the beginning of its establishment. We cherish believe that village tourism offers a unique opportunity for comfortable cultural immersion. You travel to places where the way of life has not changed and where everything is still built by hand, made by hand and created by hand. Visit people untouched by western ideals, computers or modern "necessities".
Our company contracts with a whole village to accommodate and entertain guests; rooms in local houses are fitted with bathrooms and a few tourist-style comforts, host families are trained to prepare meals hygienically, and a guide accompanies the guests to interpret. Participating villages tend to be located a couple of hours' walk from the nearest road - close enough to be easily accessible for less-than-fit visitors, yet far enough to be culturally intact and shielded from outside influences.
We take our guests to unspoiled villages where they spend a few days living with the local people and being treated as honored family guests. Each village is connected through a variety of crucial horizontal linkages with other villages and with urban areas both near and far. Most villages are characterized by a multiplicity of economic, caste, kinship, occupational, and even religious groups linked vertically within each settlement. While staying in the villages, guests enjoy comfortable accommodation, delicious local food and drink and a welcome that will remain a happy memory for a lifetime. While they are with us our guests can rest assured that they are always in a secure and safe environment.
Local attractions, both scenic and cultural, are shown to our guests by our well trained ethnic guides who always do their utmost to make the guest’s stay a memorable experience. Many of our villages are close to unspoiled natural areas where wildlife may be seen undisturbed. This can be a feature of our packages for special interest groups.
The traditional culture of the different ethnic groups is a highlight of all of our village visits. These warm and friendly people are always ready to perform their music and dance and to give an insight into their religion. Examples of local handicrafts will be on display, and for sale, to guests.
The aim of operating such kind of tourism is to help the participating villages greatly improve their community. 10 % of our net profit goes directly into their tourism venture.
Our company mainly focuses on these areas as models of village tourism.
Gorkha - Pokhara trek is designed to be specially done during the month of late September and early October while local villagers prepare to harvest. The Gorkha Pokhara Trek is a visit to the rural villages of Nepal and the opportunity to see local people do their daily chores such as harvesting, planting and celebrating festivals.
This is a camping trek into a non tourist area. The main attractions of this trek are the magnificent views of majestic mountains such as Everest, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.
Panchase Trek is one of the short camping trips around Pokhara valley. You can enjoy closer mountain views of Annapurna Himal, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri Himal, Fishtail or Macchpuchhre, Himchuli and many others along the Panchase Trek.
Siklis trek is a picturesque trek that unfolds the natural beauty of Nepal. The charming villages, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV are some of the key features of Siklis Tek.