Great Himalaya: Tourism and the dynamics of change in Nepal

Nepal, Sanjay Kumar; Kohler, Thomas; Banzhaf, Bernhard Rudolf (2002). Great Himalaya: Tourism and the dynamics of change in Nepal. Zürich, Bern: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research; Centre for Development and Environment

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Based on extensive field work and years of personal experience, the authors discuss the development of tourism in the Great Himalaya of Nepal from the early days of mountaineering to present-day trekking. Tourism and its potentials, drawbacks, and risks are illustrated with a focus on the Khumbu/Everest and Annapurna regions, the most popular mountain destinations in the country. The themes addressed include: growth and expansion of mountain tourism; employment and income generation; wealth, poverty, and livelihood as reflected in statistics and personal accounts by local people; the revival of trade with Tibet; tourism and the role of women; the crucial role played by institutions, policies and political stability; and environmental issues such as forest degradation, garbage management, and trail damage. With its numerous illustrations, text boxes and quotes, the book is intended for a broad readership of policy- and decision-makers in tourism and development, scholars, and tourists and mountaineers who take an interest in mountain development in the Great Himalaya and elsewhere.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Kohler, Thomas

ISBN:

3-85515-106-7

Publisher:

Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research; Centre for Development and Environment

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

25 Jul 2016 16:52

Last Modified:

25 Jul 2016 16:52

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/85021

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