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My Experience of Sustainable Tourism in the Himalayas

Originally posted on Himalayan Ecotourism:
By Jett Walcott, former customer and volunteer of HET Tourism is a massive industry and an important part of many countries economies. It can provide valuable employment and lift countless people out of poverty. However it also has many downsides. Tourism, if not practiced carefully, can lead to the destruction…

Tourism is a massive industry and an important part of many countries economies. It can provide valuable employment and lift countless people out of poverty. However it also has many downsides.

Himalayan Ecotourism

By Jett Walcott, former customer and volunteer of HET

Tourism is a massive industry and an important part of many countries economies. It can provide valuable employment and lift countless people out of poverty. However it also has many downsides. Tourism, if not practiced carefully, can lead to the destruction of the natural environment as well as the marginalization of the local communities. This is happening in many countries around the world but it doesn’t have to be this way. Through practicing sustainable responsible tourism we can preserve our beautiful natural environment and provide a source of income to the local communities struggling to survive in the modernising world. This is the type of tourism I experienced when I travelled to India in 2018.

When I first arrived in India I travelled to many of the tourist hotspots  and marvelled at the majestic architecture and exquisite temples. I walked through…

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“I rather be in the mountains thinking of god than in church thinking about the mountains.”
-John Muir

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