Newsroom MyNepal.online

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Sonja Rusticus
+977 9815544433

Helmich Riezebos
+31 648779827

About MyNepal.online

MyNepal.online wants to connect Nepalese locals, who are working in tourism, online with travelers who feel connected with or want to experience Nepal virtually.

On the platform MyNepal.online we like to offer virtual tours and classes to travelers who want to learn more about the nature and culture of Nepal and who feel committed to support the local people and communities.

Local hosts will be able to share their knowledge and passion, to develop new (online) skills and to generate income for their families and communities.

Sonja Rusticus and Budhi Darlami are living in West Nepal where they run their own guesthouse and organize jungle, countryside tours and treks. Helmich Riezebos is owner of a tour operator in the Netherlands and organizes custom made journeys to Nepal for Dutch travelers.

Since many years we work together to give our mutual customers a unique travel experience in Nepal and to share our knowledge and passion about Nepal. Now we are concerned about the future of the local people and the communities in Nepal with whom we co-operate.

Since the 24th of March 2020 Nepal announced a national lock down due to the threat of COVID-19. From that day on international travel has come to a standstill and it is expected that it will take many more months before Nepal can welcome tourists again. It means that many people who are working in the tourism sector in Nepal (almost 1,3 million people) have lost their jobs and in most cases no job means no income.

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