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Environmental Awareness ( Eco Tourism)

A general advise to trekkers is to leave only footprints and take only photographs. However, the recent developments along trekking trails have been of concern to environmentalists and local alike. The sprouting of teahouses along trekking trails demand wood for construction and fuel, which has led to deforestation. In additional, the amount of waste has increased without proper mechanism for disposal, making some of the popular trails both unsightly and unhealthy. With increased awareness on the part of trekkers and local people, this trend in changing. However, message still needs to be passed across for a more environmentally sound trekking. For vigilant trekking the following rules must be followed:

  • Ensure that you trekking supplies sufficient kerosene or gas for cooking.
  • Dispose biodegradable waste properly and carry non-biodegradable waste pit.
  • Ensure that comp sites are left clean and that toilet pits are properly filled in after use.