The Explore Nepal Group is passionate about conserving Nepal’s rich architectural heritage, social heritage environmental sustainability. Some of our ongoing works are featured below.
Bagmati river constitutes the main feature of Kathmandu supporting the natural as well as cultural eco-system of the Kathmanduities. Unfortunately, lack of planning and haphazard urbanization on the part of government and the public has made it a wasteland for household, industrial waste and sewer.
The Explore Nepal Group is partnering with local waste management service provider “Doko Recyclers” to ensure all the non-bio degradable waste produced is recycled and not carelessly discarded. We strive to be plastic-free but since it is unrealistic in the current context, we try to keep its use minimal and ensure whatever remains is recycled via Doko recyclers.
The Explore Nepal Group believes in an environment friendly approach,keeping in mind our activities have no negative impact on our community and nature. So we started a no plastic campaign in the 1990's to bring awareness regarding the harmful effects of non-biodegradable waste.
Gundu Farm House in the VDC of Suryavinayak just south of Bhanktapur is another example of traditional thinking and modern design. Traditionally people would build their homes on the top of ridges where soil is shallower while walking down into the valleys to grow crops in the deeper, more fertile land.
More than 1 million students did not have a school to return to after the mega earthquake in Nepal in 2015 destroyed 35,000 classrooms. After consulting the parents of the school children in one such Khokhana, a place in the outskirts of Kathmandu, The Explore Nepal Group decided to build a school
Gaun Ghar in Bandipur is one of the oldest buildings in the “living museum” hilltop village. This building was renovated by The Explore Nepal Group in 2008-09 after 25+ years of neglect and now serves as a testament to the beauty and resilience of traditional Newari building style.
Our heritage buildings include Bhojan Griha in Kathmandu city, which was once the residence of the King’s Priest. After the end of the monarchy, the then priest left the building and it fell into disrepair. Bharat Basnet, founder of The Explore Nepal Group was able to take this building on under rent