Why Tsum Valley Home Stay?
We have learned that the careful management of existing dwellings for home stays is beneficial not only to guests and hosts, but also in significantly reducing the carbon footprint that comes along with the construction of new buildings. Resources are becoming scarce day by day and modern materials are replacing traditional techniques. Attempts to minimize physical development in order to reduce adverse environmental impacts are possible by rehabilitating, renovating and reusing existing, inhabited structures.
Infrastructural barriers were mistakenly assumed as one of the major impediments for economically less-advantageous groups to participate in tourism enterprises. But people have been living in their basic homes with the tradition of welcoming and accommodating guests for centuries - according to their individual means. Modern tourism models have failed to recognize that these houses and hosts can fulfill visitors’ expectations and needs to a greater extent if given the opportunity.
Home Stay provides the medium to fill this gap.
Increasing locals’ stake in Nepal’s tourism industry is another important key to uplift quality of life. Home Stay, with its rotational or revolving authority within the community, helps to avoid elite capture. Women mostly run home stays, so supporting women’s income is also one of our major principles.
- Information sharing
- Connecting with locals
- Local job creation
By taking comparative advantage of being local, we at Tsum Valley Home Stay believe that locals know best. They care about their home and can provide visitors with an authentic experience. Our past experience helps us better understand and match a wide range of visitors’ interests. We share the most updated, reliable, authentic and relevant information - free of cost!
We appreciate and acknowledge your interest in visiting Tsum and Manaslu and meeting its people. We put forth our best effort to provide you with the opportunity to understand Tsum on a deeper level – its culture, way of life, and traditions. We believe home stays are one of the best ways to facilitate this idea. We help bridge cultural differences and foster multi-cultural understanding. Our local guides have learned, and are still eager to learn, how best to share and nurture these subtle ties.
Thanks to you and Nepal’s natural beauty! In 2012 more than 40 people, mostly of local origin, directly benefited from income generation through Tsum Valley Home Stay. This created multiple advantages - guests learned to understand Tsum’s traditions and people more authentically, and hosts had the opportunity to meet people from thousands of miles away. Mediators and guides benefited from direct job opportunities. Tsum Valley Home Stay believes that direct income generation for locals helps to improve their housing and quality of life in general.