Every trekker has some impact on the environment, culture, and nature.  It might be heavier and sensitive than you have imagined. It’s not just a question of litter, sanitation and path erosion: outside conservation area where wood-burning is prohibited, it’s estimated that one trekker consumes, directly and indirectly between five and ten times more wood per day then a Nepalese.  

Trekking Tips for Nepal

  • We have tried to provide some suggestion on how to minimize the impact on the fragile Himalayan environment or other regions of Nepal.
  • If the choice exists, eat at the place that cooks with kerosene, electricity or propane instead of wood. 
  • Bring the penalty of warm clothes so you are less reliant on wood fires.
  • Try to coordinate the meal order with other trekkers, cooking food in big batches is more efficient.
  • Avoid hot shower except where the water is heated by electricity, solar panel or fuel-efficient “back boilers”.
  • Bring your own drinking water bottle rather than relying on a plastic bottle. The plastic bottle is not recycled in Nepal.
  • Use latrines wherever possible. Where there no facility, go well away from water sources, bury your feces and burn your toilet paper (or use water as Nepali do)
  • Use phosphate-free soap and shampoo, and don’t rinse directly in streams.
  • Deposit litter in the designated rubbish bin, where they exit. Elsewhere, carry back all non- burnable litter: plastic bottle and especially batteries.

The land of Himalayas, Nepal, wants and heartily request its visitors to maintain the environment and properly dispose of the raw materials that hamper the beauty of nature.