The ultimate vision behind our work at The Himalayan Outback is to expose people both nationally and internationally to the natural and cultural treasures found only in India’s Himalayas. We strive to reconnect people to the stunning environment, the amazing flora, fauna, aquatic life, and inspiring communities that have inhabited this precious land for centuries. By reconnecting to wild, untouched, and natural India – we hope to raise environmental awareness, assist in developing a deeper respect for the local cultures, and contribute to conservation efforts to protect the ancient lifestyles and ecosystems of this sacred region.
THO and Conservation:
We often serve as facilitators of conservation efforts against poaching in many of the areas we work in. By creating a space for community members to share their voice, we work together to find other ways for economic development that still preserves the indigenous lifestyle and surrounding eco system.
To ensure the longevity of the beautiful aquatic life that inhabit India’s Himalayas, we maintain strict angling guidelines. All of our angling adventures require permits that benefit local communities and follow a strict catch-and-release guideline. We believe strongly in making every effort to preserve the fragile ecosystem that creates the magic found in the Himalayas.
All of our THO camps and lodges follow the strictest of environmental guidelines. Our policies are based on a high regard for the environment, and we request our guests to adhere to environmental guidelines to help keep the fragile habitat clean and un-spoilt. We wish to keep the environment and resources sustainable to benefit the locals, future generations and us.
The Western Ramganga River Lodge:
In order for us to have a truly serene and private location we have chosen to set up our lodge a little less than 1 km from the nearest road. (As a result a mild walk is required to reach our lodge.) The Western Ramganga River lodge strives for minimal impact and we like to provide our guests with the genuine opportunity to unplug, hence we have chosen not to have any electricity. All of the lighting at the lodge is hence done with lanterns and LED lights.
In accordance with our vision, we do not permit any battery operated loud music. Our lodge is overlooking a rich part of the reserve and our guidelines are designed for keeping the surrounding habitat, pristine and intact. You hence stand a chance of seeing wildlife from the lodge and you are guaranteed to see several species of resident & migratory birds.