How? Responsible Trekking in Nepal
Whether we choose the luxury beach holiday or trekking in Nepal’s great Himalayas, being a responsible traveler is the greatest responsibility to the planet that we all share. Being responsible for trekking in Nepal, we can make a positive impact on the places we travel to by directly benefiting the local people and not hampering the natural resources to give more while taking less.
We strongly believe in the thoughtful selection of your holidays in the most responsible way, where you can leave a positive impact on the local people to conserve their culture and economy. Mountain Monarch, being an advocator of Responsible trekking in Nepal, encourages all adventure travelers around the world to always travel with local and responsible trekking companies for your adventure trekking and climbing trip in the Himalayas.
To be a Responsible Trekker simply means your maximum efforts to bring a positive impact on the local people to conserve and sustain their culture, environment, and economy where you trek. Below are some tips for your ready reference on how to be Responsible Trekkers’ while trekking In Nepal:
Tips to Be a Responsible Trekkers
• Travel with a local tour operator. Research before booking and choose the most responsible trekking company for your adventure trip to the Himalayas
• Ask for individual porters (1 trekker: 1 porter) especially on high altitudes and long trekking trips. So that your porter carries a comfortable weight which could be really helpful while you are on an adventure holiday
• Check and make sure that your supporting trekking crews have the proper gear on the trek
• Avoid buying plastic water bottles while on the trek
• Avoid excess packing - travel light
• Bring back non-biodegradable wastage like batteries, tins, etc
• Save fuel by ordering the same meals as other trekkers in a group
• Shop locally – You can buy most of the gear locally
• Take great memories back home and leave only footprints
• Use existing trekking trails
• Follow the local guide’s suggestions and guidelines
• Ask for permission before taking photographs
• Respect the local culture and dress and act modestly
• Don’t encourage children to beg by handing out gifts, pencils or money, etc.
Save energy and natural resources – It’s easy! Switch off the lights and electronic devices before you leave your room
• Be open-minded and learn a few local words and travel like locals
• Trek in a group / join the fixed departure trip group if you are a solo trekker.