At Getaway Nepal Adventure (GNA), we believe that travelling has a huge impact on people’s lives. Not only on our clients’ lives, but also on the lives of the local people in the communities we visit. We know that our customers are sensitive to the impact we all make on the environment and on local communities, so we have made sure that our #1 priority is to follow sustainable travel practices and responsible tourism.
From day one, Getaway Nepal Adventure (GNA) understands the importance of corporate and social responsibility. As backpackers ourselves we have been in our clients’ shoes and as business owners, we also identify with our local business partners. We are aware of the opportunities to develop sustainable tourism in every corner of our planet and of the positive long-term effects this can have.
Getaway Nepal Adventure (GNA) aims to include activities that promote sustainable tourism like the family homestay tours, cooking classes with locals, evening tour around local market, eating dinner with a local family, visiting a local school. We love searching out these incredible experiences so you can truly experience the local way of life and have the opportunity to give back to the communities in which you travel. There are endless ways to contribute to local communities by giving a small food or clothing donation, sharing a piece of your country and culture with them, or buying locally made handicrafts.
With the help of local service providers, we organize trips all over Nepal. We take care in searching out local partners who make it their priority to uphold sustainable tourism standards with a positive impact on their communities. We require our suppliers to abide by local laws and regulations including operating with the proper licenses and insurance coverage.
It is important to remember that as travellers we are responsible for our actions and their effects on our eco-system. All of the transportation options included in our trips are by way of public transportation such as buses, shuttles, cars. By using existing means of transportation in each country, we avoid creating additional pollution, therefore reducing our carbon footprint to a minimum.
By working with different service providers, we increase demand for their services substantially, which in turn creates a need to hire more employees locally. Instead of sending someone from one place to next, we prefer all new-hires to be locally interviewed and trained so we know we are having a positive impact on the community.