Sexual Exploitation and Sex Tourism Awareness
Around the Himalayas is a tour operator who is working on providing you with a satisfying memorable and responsible trekking experience in the beautiful landscapes of Nepal. We would like to bring to your attention a matter of utmost importance about the growing concern of sexual exploitation and sex tourism in Nepal.
Nepal is a destination known for its natural beauty, diverse cultures, and warm hospitality. Unfortunately, like many other tourist destinations, it faces challenges related to sexual exploitation and sex tourism. As a responsible trekking company, we are dedicated to promoting ethical and sustainable tourism practices while ensuring the safety and well-being of both our clients and the local communities we engage with.
Our commitment to combatting sexual exploitation and sex tourism includes the following key points:
- Awareness and Education: We will regularly educate our clients about the issues of sexual exploitation and sex tourism through pre-trip orientations, informational materials, and on-site briefings. This will include information about the local customs, laws, and cultural sensitivities.
- Zero Tolerance Policy: Around The Himalayas Pvt. Ltd has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of sexual exploitation, harassment, or involvement in sex tourism. We strictly prohibit engaging in such activities during our trips, and any breach of this policy will result in immediate termination of the client's participation without a refund.
- Community Engagement: We actively collaborate with local communities to raise awareness about the negative impacts of sexual exploitation and sex tourism. This includes supporting initiatives that empower communities to protect themselves and educating them on their rights.
- Local Partnerships: We carefully select and partner with local businesses that share our commitment to responsible tourism. This includes accommodations, transportation providers, and other service providers who adhere to ethical practices and policies.
- Reporting Mechanism: We encourage all clients to report any suspicious or inappropriate behavior witnessed during the trip. We have established a confidential reporting mechanism that allows clients to communicate their concerns to our dedicated team, ensuring swift and appropriate action is taken.
- Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuously improving our policies and practices in response to changing circumstances. This includes staying informed about local issues, seeking feedback from clients, and adapting our strategies to address emerging challenges.
We believe that responsible tourism is a collective effort, and your cooperation is crucial in promoting positive and sustainable travel experiences. We aim to contribute to the well-being of local communities and the preservation of the natural beauty of Nepal.
Thank you for your understanding and commitment to responsible travel.