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Awards

The Explore Nepal Group has received many awards. These are for commitment to environmental conservation and eco-tourism.

PATA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

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PATA ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
2004, 1999, 1998 & 1997

The Explore Nepal Group has won this award multiple times for our contributions as a socially responsible tour operator. The Pacific Asia Travel Association is the recognized authority on Pacific Asia tourism. It was founded in 1951. PATA gives awards to tour operators for outstanding performance in travel and tourism.

 

KATHMANDU ENVIRONMENT AWARD

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KATHMANDU METROPOLITAN CORPORATION 
2001

The Explore Nepal Group was awarded this award for improving Kathmandu's environment. The award acknowledged our advocation for clean air and a plastic-free environment, campaigns for cleaning up public places, such as Balaju, Tundikhel and Ratna Park.

 

ABRAHAM CONSERVATION AWARD

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WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF) 
2002

This award was established by WWF US in 1995. The Explore Nepal Group received the award for environmental awareness and conservation.Several of our activities in the Kathmandu Valley were recognized by WWF. Through this award the WWF recognized our instrumental role in having diesel tempos (small 3 wheeler taxis) banned from Kathmandu and our campaign against the use of plastic and our role in heritage conservation.

 

NEPALESE MOPE ENVIRONMENT AWARD

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MINISTRY OF POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT (MOPE) 
2003

The Nepalese government has recognized The Explore Nepal Group for our major environmental efforts. Our promotion of eco-tourism and campaigns against the use of plastic bags have been praised by the ministry. These activities were implemented in different parts of Nepal. Similarly other contributions were also undertaken in the Kathmandu Valley such as raising environmental awareness on solid waste management and taking various actions to combat air pollution.

 

DRV INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN TRAVEL AGENTS AND TOUR OPERATORS (DRV) 
2003

The Explore Nepal Group has been recognised internationally as well. DRV gave this prestigious award for our outstanding environmental and eco-tourism contributions. Our efforts towards sustainable tourism were highly praised by DRV.