A general advice 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 locals
alike. The sprouting of teahouses along trekking trails
demand wood for construction and fuel, which has led
to deforestation. In addition, the amount of waste has
increased awareness on the part of trekkers and local
people, this trend is 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 your trekking company
supplies sufficient kerosene or gas for cooking.
- Dispose biodegradable waste properly
and carry non-biodegradable waste out or dump them
in properly constructed waste pit.
- Ensure that campsites are left
clean and that toilet pits are properly filled in