Appeal to Trekkers and Nature Lovers

  • In your trek, you will come in contact with many village schools. Please communicate 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 but the begging child could also turn a professional beggar tomorrow.
  • 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 under filed 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.

Finally, we sincerely request you to enlighten your porters, Sherpas guides, villagers to respect nature and how to conserve it. With your help, our natural beauty will be alive for generations. In turn, Nepal's gift to you will be vibrant living memories.