november 2020 update

 

In the light of the current pandemic, we are still not able to accept bookings from international guests for the rest of the current year. We have been open to domestic guests since October, and we are now welcoming India-based travellers to our villages, safely and following new Covid-19 protocols.
We hope to be able to restart international trips early in 2021, and will follow all government guidelines in this regard. We are working closely with our partner communities during this crisis, and please follow us on Instagram to find images and updates from all over India, as well as from our villages in Nepal and Bhutan. We thank all our guests for the support they show us by choosing to visit our partner communities, and wish everyone well during these difficult days.

responsible tourism

How we work to bring positive change for our partner communities

Practical steps towards sustainability

We use local materials, and local labour, in building our guesthouses, employ low-usage water systems, use solar power for water heatings and lamps in communities that remain 'off grid'. We encourage crop diversification so that communities grow fresh food for guests.

Direct benefits for host communities

Our kind of responsible tourism brings tangible economic and social benefits, with employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise emigrate to cities. The tourism income complements rather than replaces other income so that households do not abandon traditional work such as farming. We promote gender equality and social inclusion.

Booking enquiries: 01223 750049