Responsible Tourism is a policy that Glorious Himalaya follows wherever it operates. Under this policy comes respecting the culture and traditions of the ethnic and non-ethnic groups and preserving the beauty of the nature that has existed before the arrival of the first human being. This policy is not only followed in Nepal, but also in America. For Nepal, it is the most important because most of her economic generates from the tourists that come from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and some parts of Europe. Generating economic also means creating employment. It not only focuses on this, but also on the development of the tourism sector by being initiative and by improving the standards of trekking, rafting, bungee jumping, mountain flight, wildlife safari, and sightseeing at an international level.
Because of these, Nepal will be able to attract the tourists at a constant level, or the number of tourists coming might increase from thousands to millions. If we go to the past tourism history of Nepal, Everest Region was rather known as a dumping area. The region and its environment were severely affected by the trekkers who cut down trees for cooking and campfire. They also dumped the rubbish wherever they liked. But now, you don’t see this on the trekking trail. You know this is due to the steps taken by the trekking companies. This has also been possible due to the government. Under this comes using of kerosene or small gas cooker and disposing of wastes at a proper place. In addition to this, it also focuses on the importance of insurance that every trekker should do before coming to Nepal.
Therefore, Responsible Tourism is an asset to Glorious Himalaya, and she also follows the norms and guidelines laid down by the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG). Some of the Responsible Tourism that Glorious Himalaya follows are given below.
- We use cooking gas during treks.
- We don’t litter the trekking trails and mountains. Our Camping staff and Camping groups clean up the camping grounds after their stay.
- We only employ the local people in the areas we trek to.