“Half of us will deliver the homestay kits and the rest will set up the homestays. Let’s keep the ball rolling, people!” hollered a member of the operations team at Mountain Homestays (MH) to pump up his mates on a cold Ladakhi morning in March. These young men had set out for the remotest corners...Read More
Often the discourse of sustainable development revolves around role of different stakeholders and their responsibilities in sustainable growth of tourism destinations. Although operations of each and every tourism practitioner and behavior of travellers hold significant importance, we at Mountain Homestays strongly believe that Tour Operators are the real game changers when it comes building sustainable...Read More
Mountain Homestays Contributes to Global Sustainability Goals The world marked the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2020. It meant we are getting closer to the commitment we made to reduce the global carbon emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase to 2...Read More
We have seen nature flourishing when the world stopped for a while, and we wondered what if it could always stay this way? Pristine, clean, and beautiful! Maybe our small choices can make it happen? Here are a few small steps you can take to travel guilt-free and truly make the world a beautiful place...Read More
When life takes you places, make a local house your home! When a community opens its doors and hearts to you, they let you into their most sacred space — their home. Steeped in indigenous culture, their homes are essentially ‘built heritage’, a legacy of their ancestors. The architecture is an ode to the local...Read More
‘At one point in time, we do feel leaving a legacy behind.’- Emil Ibakov from Jyrgalan, Kyrgyzstan got committed to this thought. Pristine valley of Jyrgalan, Kyrgyzstan Jyrgalan is a remote village nestled in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. It was once a thriving mining community but was abandoned after the Soviet Union collapsed. Emil...Read More
The last decade has made the world become more aware of the consequences of its activities and with it, has come the realization that sustainability should be at the core of the choices we make in the coming years. The narrative was set and the rules were laid. ‘One should always make planet-friendly choices.’ ‘Respect...Read More
How would have the concept of hosting strangers in your house or staying with an unknown family on a vacation sounded a decade back? Hardly anyone would have been comfortable with such a concept. But we have seen people getting comfortable with staying in homestays, using Uber, sharing office spaces, and using many such peer-to-peer...Read More
Most of us had a travel bucket list at the start of this calendar year and suddenly we find ourselves confined to the four walls of our homes. The Covid-19 crisis has been a black swan event for the travel and tourism industry. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates a loss of 50 to...Read More
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