The Nepal Trust uses tourism, the world’s largest industry, in a responsible way as a driving catalyst for job creation, income generation & local (economic) development in the poorest parts of Nepal. The Nepal Trust organizes & runs (commercialized) ‘Treks-to-Build Health & Community’ throughout Nepal to develop the Karnali region by combining business with sustainable development. The Nepal Trust is supported by UNESCO to promote Humla Eco-tourism and develop the Humla Natural & Cultural Trail and by UNWTO/STEP/SNV to implement the much talked about Great Himalaya Trail Development Program (www.greathimalayatrail.org), which has been promoted through the Trust’s efforts in partnership with Sean Burch (www.seanburch.com) and Rotary International District 3292 – Nepal.
- Establishment Nepal Trust Guest House – The first Guest House in west Nepal!
- Pioneered ‘Treks-to-Build Health & Community’ Program
- UNESCO Eco-Tourism Project (2002 – 2007)
- Development local Tourism Development Committees (TDCs)
- Cook/Guide/Lodge/Waste Management/Etc. trainings
- Rosie Swale Pope’s Golden Run Across Nepal (2003 – 68 days)
- The Great Himalaya Trail Development Project (Pilot in Humla and Dolpa in partnership with UNWTO/STEP/SNV) (2008 – 2010)
- Sean Burch’s World Record Expedition Across Nepal (2010 – 49 days)
- The Great Himalaya Trail Development Project (National Project in Humla in partnership with DFID/SNV/Nepal Government)
- ‘Treks-to-Build Health & Community’ Program