Responsible Tourism Entrepreneur

Gokyo Treks & Expedition is a responsible tourism entrepreneur based in Kathmandu Nepal. The agency is an eco-friendly tour operator with an objective to improve, protect and preserve the environment. We are a members of various eco-friendly tourism societies in Nepal and outsiders that promote responsible tourism and sustainable tourism.

Sustainable tourism is a concept to cover the complete tourism experience, including concern for economic, social, and environmental issues as well as attention to improving tourists’ experiences and addressing the demands of host communities. As responsible tourism entrepreneurs, we create better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.

Social/Cultural Impact

Gokyo Treks & Expedition Agency believe that it’s miles viable to perform commercially withinside the Eco-Tourism Sector of the enterprise and additionally to keep the herbal and cultural background of a place thru advertising of sustainable tourism. In our work, we actively sell and enforce this philosophy on every occasion a possibility offers itself. The agency run a non-governmental Non-profit organization (cdfn) is dedicated to offering health and education for needy people to the remote parts of Nepal.

Environmental/Ecological Impact/ Waste management.

Gokyo agency behaves all treks with an eye to keep away from any disturbance to the manner of life. And strongly participate in environmental leadership, to make a certain tour that has minimum effect on the impact on the local environment.

Moreover, we advise our customers to restrict the quantity of waste and remove it in an accountable way. In addition, we assist hotels in interchange from plastic bottles to imparting a fill-up station. So, take a water bottle (metal) with water purification tablets and make use of tap water. It’s just a simple example that we save the mountain environment from plastic bottles.

Economic impact

We emphasize the intensive use of locally available products and maximize the economic benefits for local communities. In addition to this, we support rural development projects by contributing 10% of our profits generated each business year, which enables us to raise directly the living standards of orphan kids for their health and education in Nepal. On camping trips to wilderness areas, we buy food from local villagers and only use local teahouses, and lodges.

Innovative Practices

Our company is usually been striving to assist develop regions of Nepal. Attempt to hold the manner with the aid of using creating a non-stop attempt in coming across thrilling new locations in the country. Furthermore, we initiate cleansing campaigns withinside the close by villages that contain a whole lot of nearby participation. The concept is to elevate hygiene and environmental consciousness withinside the villages. Such campaigns additionally train the villagers to hold their villages and the environment neat and clean.

Animal Welfare

As a responsible tour Operator Company commits to ensuring that the welfare of animals is preserved. For example, we never use Elephant back safari (Elephant riding safari) in Nepal as they treat Elephant not nicely. So we don’t use animals for safari tours for our customers.

Local Guides and drivers

Gokyo Treks Agency hires local guides and drivers to create employment possibilities and supply them an alternative to earn a truthful salary thru tourism. We provide education and records on social and environmental policies.

The Nature conservation

Nature and the natural world are key elements of our tours. But simply the stress of sheer numbers of site visitors can do critical harm to the natural sites. We offer records to our customers as a way to revel in the herbal surroundings even as defensive it for others to revel in withinside the future.

Code of Conduct in opposition to Child Sex Tourism

We comprehend that the sexual exploitation of kids is a worldwide problem. In all our sports and operations we actively disagree with all forms of sexual exploitation of kids all around the world.

Dress code

We usually tell our customers to follow the dress code in every specific places. In the primary briefing the excursion manual will point out the overall rule to use dress and on specific occasions or visits, the excursion manual will advocate customers the way to wear clothes.

We follow trekking Principles: the 5 Guidelines outlined by IPPG (International Porter Protection Group)

  • Hiking gears for porter (windproof jacket and pants, a fleece jacket, long pants, suitable shoes (sneakers), socks, a hat, gloves, and sunglasses. The clothes are depending upon the weather season and the elevation you go to. Porters are often staying at the lodges but the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) also build porter shelter in the mountains and serve food, water and accommodation.
  • Every porter will have proper insurance (Life insurance plus medical insurance).
  • Porters will not pay off because of illness/injury without the leader assessing their condition carefully. No confusion, the sick porter will get some day’s salary. Continue hikes in the higher elevations results in death obviously. We never send sick/injured porters to return alone, but with someone who speaks their local language and understands their problem, along with a letter describing their complaint. We provide sufficient funds for treatment and rescue.
  • Each of our agency porters will carry a maximum of 24 kilos [lodge trek] or 30 kilos [camping trek]. Sometimes weight limits are depending upon the higher elevation you go and weather conditions.

Tipping

The Gokyo Treks Agency recommends the visitors offer a truthful, affordable tip to the neighborhood courses, cleaners, cooks, drivers, etc. Tipping could be very crucial however we will in no way pressure customers to tip, as it’s far voluntary. Our advice for local crew depends on the work, the currency, etc. We will brief our clients that what tipping means to us (our culture) is much different from what it means for the crew (their culture), so they are aware that tipping is very important.