Agritourism is ideal for those who want hands-on learning experience while still having a very direct impact on their host community. The term ‘agritourism’ is gaining in popularity and is broadly defined as involving activities that bring visitors to farms for various activities.
In Nepal, these agricultural ecotourism activities can include rice farming, feeding animals, picking fruit, and other activities that involve the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of local Nepalese produce. More than 50% of the population of Nepal is engaged in agriculture, and 65% of the population is dependent on it.
The production of rice, corn, wheat, millet, barley, sugarcane and tobacco all play an important role in Nepalese life and lifestyle, and well as the production of milk, meat, and fruit. Nepal also has a longstanding tradition of natural healing and Ayurveda, a system of Hindu alternative medicine that uses plants such as roots, cinnamon, cardamom, and so on to cure many health problems. Through Agritourism, travellers will have the opportunity to learn in depth about the Nepalese diet and the journey of the food from the farm to the plate.