Eshwar Pant – Suklaphanta wildlife Reserve

The Suklaphanta wildlife reserve is located in the far South western corner of Nepal. Here you can find the world’s largest herd of Swamp dear and stunning scenery, far from the herds of tourists.

This small accommodation & tour provider offers both home stays and camping in the Forest, within the Suklaphanta wildlife reserve. Guided tours include bike riding on the worlds largest suspension bridge over the Mahakali River, Nepal. The best way to access this isolated region is to fly into Dhangadhi airport, then it’s a further one hour drive to suklaphanta wildlife reserve where your hosts will meet you.

We are able to offer a 10% discount to Tourism Concern Members!

  • We maintain and strengthen the quality of life in our local communities, including social structures and access to resources, amenities and life support systems, and avoid any form of social degradation or exploitation.
  • We engage and empower local communities in planning and decision making about the management and future development of tourism in the area, in consultation with other stakeholders.
  • We respect and enhance the historic heritage, authentic culture, traditions, and distinctiveness of the community.

  • We maximise the contribution of tourism to the economic prosperity of the local area, including the proportion of visitor spending that is retained locally.
  • We seek a widespread and fair distribution of economic and social benefits from tourism throughout the local community, including improving opportunities, income and services available to the poorest.
  • We strengthen the number and quality of local jobs created and supported by tourism, including the level of pay, conditions of service and availability to all without discrimination by gender, race, disability or in other ways. 

  • We maintain and enhance the quality of landscapes, both urban and rural, and avoid the physical and visual degradation of the environment.
  • We support the conservation of natural areas, habitats, and wildlife, and minimize damage to them.
  • We minimise use of scarce or non-renewable resources in the development of tourism facilities and to minimise pollution of air, water, land caused by the generation of waste by tourism enterprises and visitors.
  • Emphasis on protecting and conserving the local environment. 

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About the author

Kai Ulrik

Hi - I joined tourism concern as a volunteer in early 2014 and have been assisting with research and membership. I have a background in environmental management and business administration; with a Master's degree in Environmental management and policy. I am an avid traveller with key interests in community based tourism & highlighting the impacts of All-inclusive holidays.

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