Community-Based Sustainable Tourism Development Project in Phobjikha, Bhutan

Homestay in Phobjikha


Goal of the project is developing a model of community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) in Phobjikha and improve knowledge on environmental conservation among the local community.

Trained local guide from Phobjikha

List of activities

  • Form a Steering Committee at a national level
  • Conduct study tours to conceptualize Bhutanese CBST
  • Identify and train village homestays, local guides and local souvenirs to generate income to local community
  • Develop Phobjikha homestay operation manual
  • Develop bird hides to observe black-necked cranes
  • Develop a board walk on the wetland for tourists
  • Conduct marketing and promotion for Phobjikha CBST

Project overview

PeriodMay 2011 – October 2014
CountryKingdom of Bhutan
SDGsSDGs 5 SDGs 17
DonorJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
CounterpartRoyal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN)