Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco-tourism Promotion and Development Organization
This pilot project is initiated by Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Eco-tourism Development and Promotion Organization (ADCEDPO) that manages trekking routes in Annapurna massif in the Himalayas in north central Nepal. ADCEDPO's goal is to create job opportunities for communities along trekking routes and to support community development projects with the income generated from tourism. The eco-friendly design of the trails and lodges along the trekking route retains the ecological balance of the area. ADCEDPO undertakes this mini-hydropower project to provide clean source of power to the community, three lodges, and 2 Yak farms along the Annapurna trekking routes. The revenue generated will support five underfunded local community schools.