The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays

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Routledge, May 4, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Do you want a holiday that bypasses too familiar haunts and gives you a greater depth of experience? Do you want a holiday that is enriching for you - and for the locals at your destination? If you do, and believe that your trip should give local communities a fair deal (so often denied them) as well as being fun, then this book is for you. This fully revised second edition of The Ethical Travel Guide is the essential resource for responsible global travel, providing a wealth of new ideas for your next holiday. The extensive directory has been updated and expanded, listing hundreds of places to visit and stay in countries all over the world. From sustainable farming in Ecuador to luxury culinary breaks in Crete, there is something for every taste and budget. A thorough introduction gives a background to the many ethical and practical issues involved, including a new section on travel and climate change. Combining thoughtful guidance with comprehensive listings, this is the essential guide for anyone interested in ethical, fair and sustainable tourism.

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Namaste and Warm Greetings from Himalayan Country Nepal!!!
Trekking Guide & Tour Operator in Nepal
My name is Sanjib Adhikari. As an independent trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal and all
around Himalayas I would like to welcome everyone in my motherland country of Nepal. With the keen interest in the adventure tourism, I have been involved in this field at a very young age. Pursuing my career in different capacities as porter, assistant guide, I have developed myself as an independent trekking guide and leadership in various outdoor activities. Licensed and fully certified from the Government of Nepal,
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Post Box: 4453 Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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I have recently completed the Everest base camp trek and can say that the best advice I can give is get a guide.
The best guide I found was a gentleman called Sanjib Adhikari he is Independent
trekking guide in Nepal. The link to their site is
The main thing is he is a family man and very trust worthy I still keep in touch with him now
if you are doing this trek get a guide he will definitely get you through check points with no worries, give you all the history on the route, take pictures of you, tell you about all the other landmarks and mountains on the way, he’ll keep an eye on you for altitude sickness and have emergency contact for helicopter etc, and most of all know the best route for you.
Sanjib really is a great guy and I totally trusted him with myself and my belongings the whole trip,
Sanjb give the reasonable price but also the best service! I checked!
Trek safe
Sandra and Mark
chose Mr Sanjib for my Everest Base Camp trip because He is Independent trekking guide I was found him in internet he have many recommendations in Trip advisor and lonely planet, also I read some great reviews previously posted here on Independent trekking guide Mr. Sanjib coordinated the entire trip for me and he was very helpful with everything. He was really helped me to get some trekking gear from the start in Kathmandu, and was very helpful throughout the entire trek. I couldn't have made to EBC without him! It was also a small group, just me and my guide which was great since I can trek at my own pace. I had a fantastic time in the Himalayas and thanks to Sanjib that made it special and memorable. I am definitely using the same Guide again when I go back to Nepal for another trek and would highly recommend Sanjib to all my family and friends..
Hiking to Everest base camp is a once in a lifetime experience. I hiked with my cousin Madison in 2010, we had a suggestion from a friend who had did it with Sanjib Independent trekking guide, so we trusted this opinion. (We originally were going to just do it on our own to save money). It was more than anything we could ever believe, the trek itself was incredible and Sanjib with his knowledge and expertise made the adventure even better. Sanjib went out of his way to to teach us about every aspect of the trek and made it much more enjoyable than we could have imagined on our own. The price is unbeatable and unexplainable until you do the trek with Sanjib to experience how awesome he is. This guy knows everyone in the villages along the trek and is a very well respected man. I hope to come back some day with family to Nepal and will definitely meet up with Sanjib for tea and hopefully to trek again.
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Porters Rights
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Tourism Concern is the leading authority on ethical travel. Its staff has spent 20 years campaigning to end exploitation in tourism and developing guidelines for tourists who want to have a great holiday and benefit the local communities. Polly Pattullo is a journalist and publisher with a special interest in the Caribbean. Orely Minelli has been working in ethical tourism and travelling for years. She is passionate about getting a fair deal for local communities and a better experience for the visitor.

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