International Porter Protection Group

“Working towards a Sustainable and Ethical Trekking Industry.” International Porter Protection Group – Working for the safety of the mountain porter In 1997, a young Nepali porter employed by a trekking company became severely ill with altitude illness. He was paid off and sent down alone. It took just another 30 hours for him to die….He […]

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

Launched in 1986, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is the largest undertaking of NTNC and also the first Conservation Area and largest protected area in Nepal. It covers an area of 7,629 sq. km. and is home to over 100,000 residents of different cultural and linguistic groups. ACAP is rich in biodiversity and is […]

Mountain Institute (Nepal)

The Mountain Institute’s programs in Asia started in the mid-1980’s with the “Heart of the Himalaya” initiative. TMI worked to establish two mountain areas as protected: the Makalu-Barun National Park in Nepal and the Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. These achievements could not have been accomplished without a […]

Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP)

Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organisation. Our mission is to ensure the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal and its people by maximising the benefits and reducing the negative impacts associated with tourism. KEEP’s Travelers’ information Centre offers free up-to-date, independent and unbiased trekking information. Also free Wifi, and […]

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