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Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures: Empowering Communities and Promoting Sustainability through Responsible Mountain Biking Tours in Nepal.

Our Sustainability Pledge

Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures: Empowering Communities, Promoting Sustainability.

At Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures, we are dedicated to providing exceptional mountain biking tours in Nepal while upholding ethical and sustainable tourism practices.  We are committed to sustainability is our fully implemented in our business, as we prioritize the well-being of the environment, local communities, and social equity.

Protecting the Environment

  • By profession we create awareness about cycling culture, promoting Cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation, recreation, health, sports, education and environment.
  • We have been encouraging use of bicycles in our profession also in our community and school as a means to reduce carbon emissions, to be fit and healthy, both during holidays and daily uses. 
  • Our day to day work has been promoting mountain biking and cycling which contribute to a cleaner and greener environment.

Preserving Natural Landscapes

  • We prioritize the preservation of the Himalayas, glaciers, lakes, and rivers by implementing environmentally sound practices. 
  • During our tours, we ensure minimal impact on the environment and leave a positive footprint on the destinations we visit.

Raising Environmental Awareness

  • We actively raise awareness among local communities about the importance of safeguarding flora, fauna, and forests.
  • By educating both our staff and guests, we promote responsible practices that protect and conserve the natural environment.

Waste Management and Conservation

  • We responsibly manage waste by adhering to scientific guidelines and minimizing negative environmental impacts. 
  • Our tours promote proper waste disposal and recycling practices. 
  • Additionally, we actively participate in tree planting initiatives to combat soil erosion and contribute to reforestation efforts.

Collaboration for Environmental Protection

  • We have been collaborating with local governments in Municipality and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and INGOs for cycling promotion to protect nature and preserve natural trails.  
  • Working together with local community, local government and INGOs, we can safeguard the environment for future generations.

Ensuring Economic Viability

Supporting Local Communities

  • We strive to maximize positive economic impacts and social benefits for local communities.
  • We prioritize employing locals and supporting their economic growth, ensuring tourism spending stays within the hosting community.

A mountain bike instructor is teaching kids and young boys about M-check at the camping ground in Pokhara.

Promoting Local Products and Services

  • We prioritize using locally-made products whenever possible.
  • By supporting local products and businesses, we contribute to the economic development of the communities where we organize our mountain biking tours in the rural communities with amazing trails.

Fair Pricing and Quality Services

  • We offer fair and transparent pricing, delivering high-quality services that support the communities we visit, stakeholders, and our valued clients. 
  • We believe in providing exceptional experiences that exceed expectations.

Capacity Building and Support

We provide capacity-building training for our team and local communities. By empowering local individuals with the necessary skills, we create opportunities for personal and professional growth within the tourism industry.

Community and Social Equity

Respecting Local Culture and Traditions

  • We respect and promote local culture, community, and traditions, aiming to uplift the economy, create social opportunities, and support equality for underprivileged and rural communities. 
  • We encourage our guests to engage respectfully with local customs and traditions.

Equal Opportunities and Social Welfare

  • We are committed to offering equal opportunities for women and individuals from marginalized backgrounds. 
  • We have been  provide job and involving opportunities, mentorship, and vocational training to rural, marginalized and untouchable communities in Nepal.

Community Engagement and Support

  • We actively engage with local communities by organizing free day trips for local children and youths to enjoy recreational rides with our guests. 
  • We also offer mountain biking guide and mechanic training to local youths, providing them with job opportunities in mountain tourism.

Kids are learning to handle the bike in the turns using the red cones.

Environmental and Travel Responsibility

Collaboration for Environmental Protection

  • We collaborate with local communities to protect the environment and natural trails of the destinations we visit.  
  • Part of our profession we promote a sense of responsibility for all so that we encourage our guests to minimize their negative impact on the environment.

Responsible Travel Practices

  • We minimize the use of plastic bags, bottles, and plates during our trips, and strongly discourage littering on trails. 
  • We prioritize cycling and limit the use of vehicles whenever possible. Additionally, we actively practice reuse, recycling, repair, and paperless work in our office.

Economical Travel Responsibility

Contributing to Local Economy

As a locally owned company, we contribute to the development and economic support of local communities. The revenue generated from our biking trips improves the sociolect-economic and sociolect-cultural status of local people in the destinations we visit.

Community-Based Approach

We take pride in being owned by individuals from underprivileged backgrounds, aiming to empower and educate untouchable people and communities through job opportunities in tourism. We believe in fair and honest pricing, offering our clients reasonable costs for high-quality and unique products and unmatched service.

Social Travel Responsibility

Prioritizing Well-being and Social Opportunities

Our top priority is the well-being of the community, clients, staff, and stakeholders, as well as the environment. We provide capacity building and regular training to our team and community, equipping them with the necessary skills to protect the environment, culture, community, and industry.

Supporting Local Communities and Education

A man in blue jacket is distributing winter sweater among the under privileged children at a school in Kutumsa, Syangja.

  • We actively partner with NGOs dedicated to improving education for children in rural villages, allocating a portion of our sales to support underprivileged and untouchable communities. 
  • We provide school materials, bags, uniforms, and medical health camps in rural villages, contributing to the social welfare of the community.

Future Plans

We remain committed to sustainability and plan to engage with Travelife, becoming a partner and obtaining their certificate in sustainability. At Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures, we are proud of our sustainable practices and look forward to providing you with exceptional experiences while contributing positively to the environment, local communities, and social equity.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives of Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Embracing Social Responsibility: Making a Positive Impact

From the very beginning of our journey as a mountain biking tour operator, Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure Pvt. Ltd. has been dedicated to social responsibility. We firmly believe in giving back to the community and fostering sustainable development. Here are some of our CSR initiatives that showcase our commitment to making a positive impact.

Empowering Local Youth through Free MTB Training to Empower them to Become a Guide and National Riders

Recognizing the lack of opportunities for skillful manpower in the mountain biking industry, we took the initiative to offer free mountain biking training and coaching to local youths, particularly those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. By providing access to education and skills, we aim to empower these individuals to be a part of the tourism industry and reap its benefits. Today, we are proud to see many of these youths become national champions, South Asian Downhill champions, and professional MTB bikers.

Building a School in Rural Kutumsa Village 2013

Group of labors constructing a school building and some school kids in dark blue pant and aqua blue shirt extending their hands to help.

In the village of Kutumsa, where access to basic necessities is limited, we felt the need to make a difference. Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure joined hands with our kind-hearted customers and volunteers to support the construction of a school in Kutumsa. This initiative has led to the establishment of a well-equipped school with better facilities and resources, including books, uniforms, snacks, stationery, and sports equipment.

Providing Furniture to Pitamber Higher Secondary School 2014

School kids in their uniform watching their new benches and desk provided by Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure as a donation.

Understanding the importance of a conducive learning environment, we donated benches and desks to Pitamber Higher Secondary School in Syangja district. This contribution has positively impacted the students and teachers, providing them with the necessary furniture for comfortable learning.

Extending Support during Earthquake 2015

A man on the hoot of the jeep unloads relief supplies for earthquake victim and the others helping him to put on the ground.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure Pvt. Ltd. actively participated in relief efforts. We distributed food, clothing, and temporary shelters to the affected families, aiming to alleviate their suffering during this difficult time.

Organizing Health Camps in Rural Kutumsa 2017

A doctor in black jacket is writing a medical prescription for a women with a colorful scarf of the head while the old man with a traditional Nepalese cap waits for his turn.

Recognizing the lack of healthcare access in Kutumsa village, we organized free medical health check-ups and treatment camps for the disadvantaged people living in this rural community. These camps focused on gynecological health, eye care, and general health check-ups, providing much-needed medical support to those in need.

Supporting Education for Disadvantaged Children 2017 onward

A man with the mask and red jacket distributes school bags while a small girl with the mask on and in her blue shirt receives the bag.

Every year, we extend support to disadvantaged children from rural villages by providing them with stationery, uniforms, and mentorship. We firmly believe in empowering these children with the necessary resources for their education, paving the way for a brighter future.

Goat Distribution Program for Economic Support 2018

Four people watching the the goats eating grass in the shed.

In 2017/18/19, Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure initiated a goat distribution program to provide economic support to needy individuals in rural communities. This program has been highly successful, as it allows the local community to share and benefit from these goats, uplifting their economic conditions.

Providing Relief during COVID-19 Lockdown

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when many individuals were facing financial hardships due to job losses and economic shutdowns, we stood in solidarity with our local community. We contributed to food relief efforts to support the needy people who were affected by the lockdown, ensuring they had access to essential sustenance during these challenging times.

Promoting Female Guides

To challenge societal stereotypes and promote gender equality, we initiated a program to engage female riders as professional guides in our company. We established a committee to select and motivate female riders, providing them with training and mentorship opportunities. Our female riders, including Sophiya Biswakarma, Nikita Pariyar, Isha Rai, and Babita Pariyar, are on their way to becoming certified guides in 2022 and 2023.

Environmental Awareness Programs 2023

Recognizing the importance of environmental sustainability, we partnered with schools and college youths in January 2023 for an awareness program. Our team collaborated with the Green Generation project, with female team riders taking the lead in mentoring about the benefits of cycling for health, local tourism, and the environment. This fully sponsored program provided free bicycles to participants, and our team riders volunteered their support to spread the message of environmental conservation.

At Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventure Pvt. Ltd., we are committed to promoting sustainable development, empowering local communities, and creating a positive impact through our CSR initiatives. We strive to be responsible corporate citizens and will continue to prioritize social and environmental well-being in all our endeavors.

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