Asian Hiking Team has always given importance to Agriculture Trekking with the aim of showcasing new areas and encouraging and developing the lifestyle and economy of Aboriginal people residing in rural areas, an area that most trekkers have to hike through on treks and expeditions. Nepal is known as an agricultural country, where more than eighty percent of its people survive and earn revenue from farming. An alarming fact to be considered is that villagers in Nepal toil hard, but are not consistently content for the arduous labour given due to lack of application of modern technology and techniques. Our company believes that agriculture, tourism, allows you to observe closely the populace of small rural villages involved in traditional agricultural techniques that date back as old as 500 years.
Nepal has plenty of natural resources, which makes Agra-tourism more popular and fascinating for all visiting tourists. During summer, you will be fascinated to see farmers involved in rice plantation. The techniques followed for plantation and harvesting differs from one region to another. The farmers sing folk songs as they toil in their fields. Every season is rich in its agricultural product and provides tourists a lifetime skill of how folks survive in this part of the universe. Rice, wheat and maize are the major crops of Nepal. Farming systems and crop production in Nepal varies across the different agricultural zones. Physically, the country is divided into four ecological strata: the southern Terai plain; the southern mountain ranges; the central hill complex; and the northern great Himalayas. Rice-based cropping systems, with wheat or maize as a secondary crop, are predominant in the Terai and middle hills, whereas in the high mountains, maize, millet, barley and buckwheat are cultivated. Tea, cardamom, ginger and coffee are the important cash crops of the middle hills. Likewise, wide ranges of temperate fruits in the high mountains; citrus in the middle hills; tropical/subtropical fruits are also grown in the Terai and middle hill valleys. Vegetable-growing in kitchen gardens is practised at all elevations. In addition to this, livestock is a vital component of the Nepalese farming organization, providing food for humans, manure for plants, and draft power for farms and cash income for farm families. Cattle like buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry are the livestock species reared across different agricultural zones.
Agricultural tourism has diverse economic, social and cultural aims. The objective of the program is the revitalization of the countryside and reversal of urban trends. It brings tourists to the countryside instead of over-populating cities. You can meet friendly and hard-working people in rural areas, share a meal with them, stay in their houses as family guests, taste their local drinks and see them carry on with life graciously. The heart-warming hospitality of the people is very touching. You will also observe some of the most amazing views of the mountain landscapes or heritage sites found along the way.
Asian Hiking Team truly shares its profits with the local community by selling specific packages to tourists in quest of our services. The purpose of such packages is to encourage and inspire them to convert their traditional agricultural skills into modern and more profitable techniques. We frequently conduct training and workshops to educate and empower the local community and be a part of their progress path.