My name is Johanna Weinreiter and I will be an intern for the Climate Trek project for 3 months from July to September 2017.
I am a 26 years old German student and currently I am doing my Master Degree in Tourism, Geography and Regional Planning. Thanks to the early end of my last semester in Finland I could take this great opportunity to support the Climate Trek Nepal Project. I am looking forward to three exciting months in Kathmandu as well as in the project area – Helambu Region.
I arrived in Kathmandu on July 3rd and already went to the Climate Trek Circuit a few days after my arrival (I will write about this in my next blog entry).
Somehow, I feel deeply connected to mountain areas. I do love trekking and climbing and I try to stay in nature as much as possible.
I was always on the lookout for a new way of tourism development and how it can be authentically connected to peoples’ local life. I am very passionate about my study field. Tourism should not be used as an economic instrument just to develop regions wherever other industries are rarely growing. Instead, I want to follow a sustainable and holistic idea that benefits local people, improves their quality of life and protects their environment. The vision of the Climate Trek Nepal Project provides great hope that we all can promote eco-friendly tourism through local solutions to ensure the improvement of both the quality of local life and of the environment. I am very thankful and glad to be a part of this!
I really appreciate to work together with Mr. Bimal on his duties as project manager and to be a member of the welcoming and open-minded Climate Trek team.
If you should have any questions, you can write me on email@example.com.
Thank you all and best wishes from Kathmandu,