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Tanzania Safari

The three day safari in Tanzania was wonderful in its own way and restful for the Kilimanjaro climbers. We saw many animals, birds and different landscapes. The tour leader was very obliging and I am sure he went to extra trouble for us the lodge accommodation was really very, very good.

Helen Gough | Melbourne, Victoria
 
 

Our Private Eco Camps in Nepal

See Nepal like you've never seen it before...

World Expeditions Permanent Campsites...from one of our private eco campsites!

After a hard day’s trek you can look forward to relaxing in the comfort of one of our eco campsites located in the Everest region at Ghat, Monjo, Portse Tenga, Machermo, Dingboche, Deboche, Dole, Gorak Shep and Lobuche and in the Annapurna region at Pokhara, Landruk, Gandruk, Bhaisi Kharka, Swatha, Swarga, Ghibrang, and an exclusive eco-lodge at Kopra.

Our eco campsites play a very important role in preventing further deforestation in the area. Nepal has lost more than 70% of its forests in modern times. As stated in the Lonely Planet guidebook Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya 9th edition “a typical trekking lodge can burn as much as 100kg of firewood per day” for the purpose of cooking and heating for trekkers. Just adding to the problem of deforestation. Our Eco Camps burn NO wood.

Additionally a camping based trek employs 25% more local people than a lodge based trek. And we purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from the local communities as well as animal dung - further contributing to the local economy.

The environmental and social aims of the development of these eco campsites include:

1. To ensure that the environmental footprint of our permanent campsites is significantly smaller than that of a tea house/lodge based trek through scrutiny of the following components:

  • In the kitchen meals are cooked and water is boiled using kerosene or gas
  • to heat the dining rooms we have installed chimney stoves, and we purchase and burn dried yak and buffalo dung from the local communities, providing a sustainable and renewable fuel source that has been widely used as a traditional practice in the Himalaya for centuries
  • The wood used to build the dining rooms and bathroom facilities was purchased from controlled forestry in Nepal
  • All non-biodegradable refuse - paper and plastic - is incinerated in a cleane and complete burn. Non combustible waste is carried out to the nearest city for responsible disposal.

2. Minimise deforestation to:

  • reduce the threat to the biodiversity of the regions flora and fauna.
  • reduce the risk of landslips, which can be catastrophic for villages in their path.

3. To set the benchmark, demonstrating how commercial trekking groups should be operating in this delicate environment.

Our eco campsites also provide year-round employment opportunities for local people - plus you'll also gain a unique insight into Sherpa culture via the dedicated Nepali crew accompanying your trek.

The comforts of our eco campsites

Combining an atmosphere of privacy with stunning views of the Himalaya peaks, away from villages and on beautiful secluded plots, our eco campsites are exclusive to World Expeditions customers and at no extra cost. Features include:

  • standing height tents with raised beds, mattresses and pillows
  • the dining rooms in the high altitude camps are heated for downtime and daily meals, including a healthy breakfast and a freshly cooked, three-course evening meal
  • decoration combining an eclectic mix of local tribal furnishings and memorabilia of past expeditions
  • flushing, composting and septic, western-style toilets and hand basins. 
  • some eco-campsites are also fitted with hot showers powered by hydro or solar panels.

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