Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has always given importance to Agro Tourism with the aim of showcasing new areas and promoting and developing the life style and economy of indigenous people residing in rural areas, an area that most trekkers have to hike through on treks and expeditions. Nepal is a known as an agricultural country where more than eighty percent of its people survive and earn revenue from farming. An alarming fact to be considered is that villagers in Nepal toil hard but are not equivalently rewarded for the arduous labor given due to lack of application of modern technology and techniques. Our company believes that agro tourism allows you to observe closely the inhabitants of small rural villages involved in traditional agricultural techniques that date back as old as 500 years.
Nepal has plenty of natural resources, which makes agro-tourism more popular and fascinating for all visiting tourists. During the summer season you will be fascinated to see farmers involved in rice plantation. The techniques followed for plantation and harvesting differs from one region to another. The farmers sing folk songs as they toil in their fields. Every season is rich in its agricultural product and provides tourists a life time experience of how folks survive in this part of the universe.
Rice, wheat and maize are the major crops of Nepal. Farming systems and crop production in Nepal varies across the different agricultural zones. Physically, the country is divided into four ecological strata: the southern terai plain; the southern mountain ranges; the central hill complex; and the northern great Himalayas. Rice-based cropping systems, with wheat or maize as a secondary crop, are predominant in the terai and middle hills, whereas in the high mountains, maize, millet, barley and buckwheat are cultivated. Tea, cardamom, ginger and coffee are the important cash crops of the middle hills. Likewise, wide ranges of temperate fruits in the high mountains; citrus in the middle hills; tropical/subtropical fruits are also grown in the terai and middle hill valleys. Vegetable-growing in kitchen gardens is practiced at all elevations. In addition to this, livestock is an important component of the Nepalese farming system providing food for humans, manure for plants, draft power for farms and cash income for farm families. Cattle like buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry are the livestock species reared across different agricultural zones.
Agro tourism has various economic and socio cultural aims. The objective of the program is the revitalization of the countryside and reversal of urban trends. It brings tourists to the countryside instead of over populating cities. You can meet friendly and hard working people in rural areas, share a meal with them, stay at their houses as family guests, taste their local drinks and see them carry on with life graciously. The heartwarming hospitality of the people is very touching. You will also witness some of the most spectacular views of the mountain landscapes or heritage sites found along the way.
Our company truly shares its profits with the local community by selling specific packages to tourists seeking our services. The purpose of such packages is to encourage and motivate them to convert their traditional agricultural skills into modern and more profitable techniques. We frequently conduct trainings and workshops to educate and empower the local community and be a part of their development process.