Nepal where major
chunk of area is occupied by villages has tremendous
potential in rural tourism. Its main aim is to
link Village Development and Sustainable Tourism
through the generation of income, employment and
local markets for agricultural products and handicrafts.
Other objectives include the provision of incentives
for forestation and nature conservation and the
creation of a global family through the encounter
between rural Nepalese people and foreign tourists
during village home stays, resulting in mutual
understanding and learning.
The main target
group of the program is women who will be the
main beneficiaries due to new income opportunities.
It is a rural enterprise owned and operated by
the local people. It is a group activity, and
benefits are shared among as many villages and
individuals as possible. "Village Trek",
visits to indigenous people are the activities,
which will make tourists, experience rural life
and Nepalese hospitality off the beaten path with
all the beautiful scenery and cultural diversity
is in individual guestrooms with host families
or, in between villages, in tents. During the
trekking, meals are prepared by a professional
team. In the villages, the visitors can try a
delicious, hygienically prepared Nepali "Daalbhaat"
consisting of locally produced rice, lentils and
garden-fresh, organically grown vegetables. The
guestrooms are simple, but clean and cozy.