Bianics Toilets: A Cheap Sanitation Option for Mountains

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Sep-Oct 2016 Contents BIANIC is an acronym for believing in achieving new innovative concept (s). The camping cooperatives need affordable and environment friendly sanitation options for mountains. This article reviews one of such options available in the market, Bianics Toilet. What is a Bianics toilet? This …

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Pee and poo could solve some mass adventure tourism problems

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Sep-Oct 2016 Contents Properly composted pee and poop could provide safe humus for the kitchen garden of the campsites and keep the wilderness clean. As our ancestors did in the Himalayas for centuries. Live like natives of the Himalayas to enjoy the beauty and challenge for many more …

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12 Limitations of home stays

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Sep-Oct 2016 Contents Jammu Kashmir (Ladakh), Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim, the Indian Himalayan states, have implemented the concept of home stays to increase stay options, especially in remote rural areas. The home stays no doubt have created extra income channels for locals. However, the home …

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A comparison of Himachal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim homestay rules

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Sep-Oct 2016 Contents Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim, three of the Indian Himalayan states, laid down rules to standardize the homestay services. Some of the rules are common while others are state-specific. For example, homestays are principally located in rural areas of Himachal Pradesh. Its eastern …

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Advance Payment and Refunds for Home Stay Booking

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Sep-Oct 2016 Contents Advance payment cannot exceed 50% of the total home stay booking tariff. The Sikkim Registration of Home Stay Establishment Rule 15 (2013) fixes the amount the owner can collect as an advance for the home stay booking. The rule also prescribes cancellation fees. …

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Information Display Rules, Business Documents for Home Stay

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine Sep-Oct 2016 Contents Minimum size of the notice board: 3*4 feet The Rule 14 expects home stay owners to display the necessary information in the registered unit and maintain various business documents. Here are the provisions described in the Sikkim Registration of Home Stay Establishment Rules, …

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