Kathie Sherman review 5 Nov 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Seeing the Himalayas.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Be sure you're in shape for the sometimes steep hiking.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
4/5; disappointed in lack of interaction with villagers. Your literature read as though this would be a component of our trip. It really wasn't.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you to Ms. Kathie Sherman for sharing these valuable feedbacks.
Question 3 - We respect the feedbacks shared by guests and will work to improve our briefing, which is done before guests start their village walks. We will
stress more on explaining about the community involvement and the benefit sharing system that the villages follow since last 14 years and how they use this
income for the benefit of the wider community. We started this first project in Binsar Wild life Sanctuary in 2004 . There have been positive impacts on
forests and wild animals, after the involvement of local villages inside the Sanctuary in Tourism activities, as shared with us by the Forest department. This is
very encouraging for us and we will also include this information as a part of the briefing.
Question 4 - We will discuss this with our guides, as this aspect of being able to interact with village communities and being able to closely witness village life,
is the focus of our work and the vacations that we offer. The village communities of the Binsar Sanctuary are engaged in our project for two
principal reasons. The first is to receive a secondary income stream from low impact tourism to supplement their meagre living from agriculture. The
second is to receive guests and through the hospitality given, so enjoy the cultural exchange that their visits bring to the villages.There is no third party in the
way of direct contact between guests and their village hosts and the guides, who accompany guests, are also from these or adjoining villages.
We would be pleased to share any details that guests might like to know about our work to understand these aspects better.
Thank you again for sharing these feedbacks. They will help us immensely to improve aspects which need our attention.