May 16, 2011
Are you looking for those special adventure holidays that are one big adrenaline rush? Do you want to try different adrenaline sports in breathtaking scenery and at the same time travel green? You should have a look at Nepal then! This country in the Himalayas offers possibilities for any sports and activities you could think of: Biking, Bungee jumping, Canoeing, Elephant back safari, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Mountain flights, Paragliding, Peak climbing, Trekking, Walking, White-water rafting, Yoga.
A place that offers a wide range of those activities is the Last Resort. Near the border to Tibet, set in the stunning surroundings of the Himalya, you can find this little paradise. Bungy Jump at the world’s highest canyon swing, raft in wild rivers, go canoyning, mountain biking, high ropes or hiking! The Last Resort also boasts a perfect safety record, so you can be sure to be in the best hands. After all the excitement enjoy a massage from a Himalayan healer and relax by the pool in the lush resort gardens.
The Last Resort takes being sustainable serious. Most of the staff, including highest positions, are hired locally, provided with excellent training, health and accident insurances, a fund savings account and shares in the profit. Supplies and services are sourced locally, whenever possible and revenues are shared by supporting various projects and schools. A fixed amount of the income from the adventures they offer is used for local development projects on health, education, women empowerment and micro finance, and to maintain local infrastructure. Waste water is handled in septic systems and kitchen waste composted. To reduce plastic waste cheap water bottle refills are offered, plastic waste is taken to recycling facilities. The Last Resort started community initiatives, such as a collective organic vegetable garden, in an area where up to then only grain was grown. Another initiative was the development of alternative fuel sources: they started turning dead organic matter into charcoal briquettes to replace the use of fuelwood. This projects is now providing a group of villagers with independent income, as they took over the business.
On your next adventure holidays make a difference: Leave only positive traces in your host country! If you are interested in a trip to the Last Resort or any other kind of adventure travel to Nepal and the Himalayas contact us !
Read more about the Last Resort here.