Safe the Himalaya program

Programs Overview:

Asian Hiking Team is not taking a benefit from Himalaya and her beauty; we want to save the Himalaya. We are only one agency who has run every year two times to clean the Himalaya programs.

That is an important question; what is ecotourism? Why save the Himalaya? Why clean the environment and why Asian Hiking Team supports those programs? Those things we support because we want a safe Himalaya and people. If there is no Mountain, no adventure activities and people are dolls.

As an eco-tourist, you decide to travel in a way that shows respect to nature and does not give to its degradation. In addition, ecotourism is a part of environmental conservation, and understanding what the needs of the people are who are local to the area so that you can help to improve their quality of life. It also involves learning more about the history of other cities and preserving the historical landmarks.

Across the high mountain region, air temperatures have risen by nearly two degrees Fahrenheit since the start of the 20th century—and the cold temperatures have warmed up faster than in the rest of the world. In response, glaciers are retreating; permafrost is melting; and weather patterns are becoming more erratic, disrupting previously reliable water sources for millions and instigating more natural disasters.

Today’s talk is all about “green;” that universal symbol of value, respect and concern for the life-sustaining processes and cycles of the natural environment system, of which we all are a part. Those same processes conclude our health and quality of life that we, as humans, can adversely affect and alter by our activities if wastes are not managed properly.

As populations increase, and we become more connected with our environment and each other through global communication, commerce and transportation, that interest also increases. Our desire for a clean environment represents a powerful sense of destiny and hope for the future.

A clean environment is one that is void of any form of pollution and its effect. Hence, it could be an environment that has clean air, clean water, and clean energy. Basically, it is a healthy and safe environment.

Responsible consumption and conservation are ways to solve environmental problems. It is important to recognize, however, that creating wealth and protecting the environment coexist. The environment cannot be protected by conservation alone. Wealth and surplus must provide the resources—mainly energy—to maintain order and keep objects and places clean. Maintaining the diseconomies that supply and demand causes keep the biosphere alive and the built environment functioning. Sustaining a healthy economy is also critical to controlling pollution and maintaining a clean and healthy environment. Without wealth, there are no resources to manage and control pollutants, especially through cleaning. Additionally, the world’s natural resources must be used efficiently and the environments that create wealth must be kept clean.

Asian Hiking Team has organized clean environment programs every year two times in different regions. We have fixed programs every year. In 2019, it was January 5th and July 10th. Visit year 2020 we have a program start on 5th January 2020 and 10th July 2020. 5th January 2020 programs are running in Poon Hill and 10th July Programs are running in Langtang Himal. After COVID, in 2021 we have not any programs. However, in 2022 we are going to run again the clean programs. 

On January 10th 2022 Program's motto is “Refreshment after Covid, clean Pun Hill”.  Anyone can join the programs, all the programs are fixed. We use accommodation and meals in local homes or hotels. It is not recommended to bring any food items with you. We use all land transport by local transport and all necessary permits. We provide three time meals and accommodation is included in programs. The people who want to join in our programs need to pay US$ 50 per day. We would provide the plastic bag to collect the rubbish.

Itinerary for “Refreshment after COVID, Clean Poon Hill 10 January 2024”

10th January 2024 - Meeting in Kathmandu at 4PM, group join meeting, briefing by program manager, overnight at your own hotel in Kathmandu.

11th January 2024 - Day 01: Travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, 200KM, 6 hours drive, transfer to Hotel, walk around the lakeside (BB).

12th January 2024 - Day 02: Drive to Nayapul by Local bus and clean program start to Ghandruk (1950m), 5–6 hours, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

13th January 2024 - Day 03: Clean program start to Tadapani (2680m), 3.30 hours, overnight at Hotel (B/L/D).

15th January 2024 - Day 04: Clean programs to Ghorepani (2850m) 5 hours (B/L/D).

16th January 2024 - Day 05: Clean program to Poon Hill 1 hour and continues programs to Tikhedunga (1575m) 4 hours (B/L/D).

17th January 2024 - Day 06: Clean program to Naya Pool 3 hours, end the program and drive to Pokhara, 1.30 hours and join welfare dinner in Pokhara (B/L/D).

18th January 2024 - Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach 200 km, 6 hours, transfer to hotel (B).

What is the cost?
Ans: Per Day, US$ 50 per person.

What is cost Includes/ Excludes?
Ans: Tims permit, Annapurna conservation permit, Tourist Bus to/from Pokhara , Pokhara to Nayapul/Pokhara by local bus, Langtang National Park permit, Both way transport to/from Shyabru Besi by Local Jeep, 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara, All Accommodation during the programs, 3 time meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), one guide, one plastic bag, gloves are includes. Hot and cold drinks, personal gears, personal natural expensive are not includes.

What kind of activities?
Ans: Our Motto is clean the environment, safe the Himalayan and people, so you need to collect rubbish during the walking. So we collect the rubbish and drop to Annapurna Conservation Area Project office/ Local government office or National Park office. Some we dispose, some we will bring by our porters as well.

What to bring?
Ans: You need to bring, few shirt or t-shirt, hiking paint, hiking boot, hiking socks, day bag, raincoat or rain protraction, sunglass, sun/left cream, light jacket or warm clothes etc. You do not need to carry many goods on the way, we have no porter to carry for your bag, so you need to bring light bag. And also you need to collect rubbish so…

What kind of accommodation?
Ans: In Pokhara have tourist star hotel 2-3 star hotel. During the programs, we use a local guest house or hotel. There are net and clean with running hot and cold water. Toilets are separate but clean and western. There is hot water for shower, but you need to order to take a shower.

What kind of meals?
Ans: We provide 3 time meals; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. You can choose in Menu but one time you compulsory eat Nepali Dal Bhat or similar local food as guide recommend because we want to promote local cuisine.

What kind of transport?
Ans: We use Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu by Tourist bus. From Pokhara to Nayapul/Pokhara by Local bus.

Is the permit includes?
Ans: Yes, TIMS permit and Annapurna Conservation permit or Langtang National Park permit are includes.

Is guide/ Porter includes?
Ans: Yes, there are one guide and some porter (porter is depending on group size). Porter is used to carry the rubbish, so not use for your personal carry. If you want extra porter, you need to pay extra cost.

What is the last date to booking?
Ans: The last day of book is before 15 days of program starting. 

Can I stay few extra nights myself in Pokhara after finish the program?
Ans: Yes, sure you can. If you want to stay few days in Pokhara after the programs is possible.

Can I join program in Pokhara?
Ans: Yes, it is possible to join in Pokhara as well. For Langtang clean program is not possible to join in Pokhara.

Can I do other activities with your agency?
Ans: Yes, sure you can. You can do any tourist activities in Nepal with professional team of Asian Hiking Team.

How to Book Programs?
Ans: You need to send your passport photo copy and passport size picture in our email address or and send advance 10 % nonrefundable of total money to our bank or money transfer or credit card. For more information please chick here  or write email or call us +977-1-4520858, +9779841306857.