On your trek, you will come in contact with many village schools. Please share your conservation ideas, knowledge and experience with the local school teachers so that a multiplier effect of conservation messages could be radiated to all the children. If possible, please also try to make the children know how to respect nature and natural resources
Never encourage children to beg. It might give you momentary satisfaction to give them something but the begging child could also turn a professional beggar tomorrow. Give to a local charity, school or orphanage instead.
Try to be friendly with your porters & guides. You will enjoy your trip more
While taking photographs be sure that you are not intruding onto public privacy
Respect the villagers and their traditions. In return they will give you warm hospitality
When you trek, ultimately you enter wilderness. There you are alone with your porters and the fragile nature. The slightest negligence and misunderstanding on your part can directly have a jarring cumulative impact on the delicate balance of nature. Please do not spoil this natural heritage by thoughtless negligence.
Carry enough kerosene or fuel for your cooking. Never buy fuel wood from the villagers, it will encourage cutting down more trees and stocking them unnecessarily.
We discourage the use of camp – fires, if you really need one, you can ask your porters to collect dead branches and twigs from the ground. Be sure the fire is out and the refuse is buried before leaving the camp-site
Never buy any wildlife trophies animal products from the local poachers
Do not collect any wild flowers, plants, fossils, orchids, rocks, etc. unless you have the permission from the concerned office for scientific research
Cutting trees, shooting wildlife and fishing without licenses is strictly prohibited
Always camp at the prescribed sites. If there is not arrangement as such, then camp on open ground or on the bank of a river. Do not camp inside a bush cutting away branches of trees
Never pollute the clear mountain water or litter the path with cigarette butts, tin cans, toilet papers etc. Please bury them
Do not mark initials on trees and rocks. Nature is more beautiful when left undefined by human hands
In some areas, local communities have established their own conservation practices. Please make an effort to understand them and to observe them.