Time period
Since 2017
Responsibility
Development of responsible trekking tourism in Nepal, India and Bhutan
Project partner
Austrian Development Agency & ENNOVENT
Profile
The Trail Angels have a long relationship with Nepal, so it was really clear that we wanted to get involved in a responsible development in this country. With the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), a successful feasibility study was conducted in 2017, on the basis of which the economic partnership “Fair Trails® Himalayas” was launched in 2018, again with the support of ADA and in cooperation with the renowned development cooperation agency ENNOVENT. Fair Trails® aims to develop sustainably managed trekking routes in regions of the Himalayas that are sparsely explored by tourists. Furthermore, more accessed trekking areas should also be managed more sustainably and fairly in the future. To achieve this, regional trekking agencies are trained and certified, the Fair Trails® business model is consistently implemented, and for each Fair Trail® developed, a defined local project receives direct support. The Snow Leopard Trail (Annapurna/Nar Phu region) was the first Fair Trail® to be successfully launched on the market, while a second Fair Trail®, the Local Life Trail (Chepang/Chitwan region), is about to be finalized.
Link
www.entwicklung.at
Time period
Since 2017
Responsibility
Development of responsible trekking tourism in Nepal, India and Bhutan
Project partner
Austrian Development Agency & ENNOVENT
Profile
The Trail Angels have a long relationship with Nepal, so it was really clear that we wanted to get involved in a responsible development in this country. With the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), a successful feasibility study was conducted in 2017, on the basis of which the economic partnership “Fair Trails® Himalayas” was launched in 2018, again with the support of ADA and in cooperation with the renowned development cooperation agency ENNOVENT. Fair Trails® aims to develop sustainably managed trekking routes in regions of the Himalayas that are sparsely explored by tourists. Furthermore, more accessed trekking areas should also be managed more sustainably and fairly in the future. To achieve this, regional trekking agencies are trained and certified, the Fair Trails® business model is consistently implemented, and for each Fair Trail® developed, a defined local project receives direct support. The Snow Leopard Trail (Annapurna/Nar Phu region) was the first Fair Trail® to be successfully launched on the market, while a second Fair Trail®, the Local Life Trail (Chepang/Chitwan region), is about to be finalized.
Link
www.entwicklung.at
Other projects
Alpe-Adria-Trail Etappenstart
Peaks of the Balkans
Bernstein Trail Landschaft
Mustang Trails

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Out of the many great tourism products that we have developed and managed together with our project partners so far, some still stand out! That is why we have set up a special hall of fame for these beacons of responsible tourism.
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