Just returned from a trip around remote villages in Nepal and here’s some tourism etiquette for village development through tourism in Nepal.
It is people who make all the difference to a traveler.. So It is you who will make a travelers moment beautiful or boring.
Share what you have got, share cleanly. share openly.
Make it easy for guests to come in to your house and village and easier to leave.
Give generously, and you will receive in kind.
Treat guests like gods, and blessings (rewards) will flow in return
Clearly label directions, sign boards, titles well ( please spell-check, it isn’t that difficult, is it? )
Take a simple initiative. Interact with travelers…even a “Bonjour, or “hai” or a “namaste” or a “how are you?” helps tremendously !
Don’t beg, don’t teach your children to beg. Do teach them how to sell with dignity.
Every village is unique, they don’t all come here to see Mountains, or rivers. Sell what you have, not what you think they will buy.
Maintain your village pavements and alleys. Remember, your fore-fathers used to maintain it well, This is not the government’s responsibility. It is yours.
It is people who make all the difference to a traveler.. So it is you who will make a travelers moment beautiful or boring.
Much is possible. lets get the basics to work first! Stop blaming the government !