Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Kot Danda Agro Resort
Explain your project in details:
Contribute to the conservation of our environment. Foster economic and culturally sustainable travel. Promote volunteer tourism in a homestay environment to support the local Tamang villages. Provide logistic support to the community to reduce waste and implement sustainable development. Provide educational programs on a regional scale to continue the vision for future generations.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Utilizing Kot Danda as a center for economic growth and development for the local region will help to provide educational and financial opportunities for the Tamang through job opportunities and education. We are sourcing only local food, developing surrounding farms for the resort needs, as well as creating an opportunity for the locals to build a small farmers market. Short cultural hiking paths will traverse the communities and give an opportunity to visit local temples and schools.
Sustainability and future plans
Vol Nepal is a NPO that supports the growth and development of Kot Danda Agro Resort. It provides an international business support system and the creation of educational programs and the implementation of many of our local and regional goals. Through a partnership with our sister company Himalayan Circuit, a responsible trekking and tourism company, and GAP Nepal a Travel Life Certified company, we are able to increase our bookings and visitations.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Obtained a Bachelors degree from Tribhuvan University in Business studies and have used my education to share my passion for Nepal. Since 2011, I have worked for Vol Nepal a NPO that promotes volunteer tourism, and GAP Nepal that organizes responsible adventure tours and treks.