We believe each and every aspect of tourism is related to community and we should focus and plan tourism according to community.
Our community tourism development is focused on the Eco Tourism and Sustainable Tourism where every level gets an equal say and equal benefits. It a strategy which seeks to develop and smoothly run tourism at the community level and to enhance the 4A (Attraction, Accomodation, Accessibility and Amenities.
Different examples include: Ghandruk Eco Village tour, Barpark and Larpark , plus visits to other remote villages which are keen to benefit from tourism. We have been supporting tourism development through activities including Hospitality English Speaking Classes, Basic Cooking courses , developing treks which encourage collecting garbage during the trek, providing public awareness, promoting clean drinking water including via management of domestic animal husbandry, building of chimneys etc.
Community Aspect : Our all activities are based on local community; and promote their culture and ethics. We involve local people to operate our activities on their area, and are working to improve living standards of local peoples. We believe that, as local people have specialist knowledge of their locality, culture, heritage and peoples, they must have a unique role in local tourism.
Local Prosperity : In our all programs we take our guests to local homes to stay, and for at least one meal per day. We encourage and provide basic training to help villagers operate home-stays. Our guides and tour managers teach local women about foreign culture, and about visitors expectations.
Environment : During our trips we do not use any plastic bags, one-time use products or any products that are harmful for environment and nature. Guides and staff are specially trained in environmental management and we have garbage management system, taking back all our garbage to the city for safe ...read more
I recently visited Nepal and had a wonderful time. I have been there before, trekking the mountains, had an ace time but not as good as my recent experience. I contacted Ashok, from Eco Holiday Asia, local experience and advice, I did not regret it.This time I decided to see the south of this magnificent country. I saw a baby rhinoceros - from 4 meters away, it didn't even care we were there, we were on the most beautiful elephant's back, locally hired by Ashok. Beautiful animals. We visited Chitawan National Park - went canoeing and saw the most massive crocodile- Nepal is full of surprises, so many species of birds. Ashok organised everything, I saw way more than what the travel agencies could ever possibly plan. We went everywhere I asked to go, Ashok always got the bargain entry price. I always felt safe , comfortable and well looked after - thank you Ashok - Eco Holiday Asia, I will recommend you to all of my friends. If you are looking for a local guide forread more
This was my second trip to Nepal , while I enjoyed my first trip a great deal, this vacation far surpassed my first experience. The difference? My second trip was with Eco Holiday Asia Tours. Ashok developed a personalized and affordable travel plan that in the end gave me complete peace of mind, everything was taken care of. It was the perfect balance of culture, history, adventure and sightseeing. I can honestly say, Ashok was a pleasure to be with, warm, friendly, genuine and professional at all times. I do not say this lightly, you would be well-served to go with Eco Holiday Asia Tours if you are planning to go travelling in Nepal. Now, I can't wait to plan my next trip to Nepal with Eco Holiday Asia Tours - see you soon Ashok.
Visited November 2015
Fantastic trip to Upper Mustang during August 2014. Very knowledgeable and exhibits a genuine interest and commitment to socially-aware tourism. Builds excellent relationships with local communities. Includes first aid kit and experience with recognising symptoms of altitude sickness. Good integrity, not a rip-off, not a sycophant. You will be travelling responsibly with Eco Holiday Asia.