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I am writing to let you know how much I enjoyed the recent trip to the Magara secondary school project in Tanzania and how wonderful the World Expeditions staff were. Our guide was a fantastic source of information and really helped us a great deal but also allowed us a lot of freedom to work things out for ourselves. The group was great and we hope to keep in contact as much as possible. The staff at the secondary school and the students were memorable and I wish them all the best and also to the people who attend the project next year.
Burn NO wood in our Nepal Eco-Camps
We say NO to burning wood in our eco-camps
[ 70% of Nepal’s forests have fallen in recent decades >> Deforestation causes land slides, localized flooding, brings wildlife in closer to villages and is unsightly ]
At our eco-campsites in the Everest and Annapurna regions we burn dried yak or buffalo dung - a renewable and sustainable fuel source, to heat our dining rooms.
- It is efficient
- It alleviates local pressure on wood resources
- It provides a source of income for local communities
- It produces less environmental pollution
- It provide a safe disposal of animal dung
- It’s cheaper than most modern fuels
For centuries in the Everest region, yak dung has been a traditional means of fuel. Locals from the communities where our eco-campsites are located collect the dung during the dry months of the year. They dry it out in the sun and store it. We purchase the dung from them, further contributing the local economy.
The dining rooms in our eco campsites have chimney stoves installed with ventilating pipes to a flue. These stoves heat the room using the dried yak and buffalo dung. The dung burns cleanly without producing an odour.
We use kerosene or gas for cooking and the wood used to build the dining rooms at each of our eco-campsites is sourced from sustainable forestry in Nepal.