04 Nov

Trekking with Tom: How Eco-Tourism is Helping India’s Villages

Parabolic Heater

Today, we want to take you inside a traditional Indian homestay to show you where Dr. Tom McCarthy stayed during his research trip to Rumbak Village. See the colorful tea pots and furniture that adorns one homestay and learn about how this Himalayan homestay project is operated for tourists, particularly eco-tourists like Tom, using numerous houses throughout the village. Also get a glimpse at a parabolic heater provided to the village’s homestays and cafes that allows villagers to heat their food and water without using a good deal of their local fuels. This homestay project and parabolic heater are just a few examples of how Panthera and other conservation organization’s activities benefit the livelihoods and overall economic conditions of communities surrounding snow leopard habitat.