Read more about the Green Trails Initiative
We were pleasantly surprised to see that the Ministry of Tourism mentioned Indiahikes and our Green Trails initiative in their national newsletter.
For 12-13 years, we’ve been consistently working towards making trekking more sustainable in our country. And it’s wonderful to see Indiahikes being recognised as a Harbinger of Change on this national platform.
Here’s an excerpt from the newsletter:
Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything Indiahikes stands for. Indiahikes is committed to ensuring that every trekker leaves the mountains in better condition than they found them. That's precisely why the Green Trails initiative was launched with a mission where they wanted everyone to trek in a way that not only leave no trace, but also left mountains better than they found them.
One of the most noticeable outcomes of the Green Trails initiative is the removal of over 100 tons of litter from trekking trails. Each day, even as we read this, the dedicated team, along with enthusiastic trekkers, actively participates in trail clean-ups using the iconic Eco bags. Cleaning up litter may seem like an easy task, but the team goes the extra mile by meticulously segregating the waste for proper disposal.
“Getting recognised by the Ministry of Tourism adds value to what we have been striving to do. It gets us recognised in the right circles that help in taking sustainability forward on treks and in our country,” says Izzat Yaganagi, Head of Experiential Learning at Indiahikes.
This newsletter is an effort by the Ministry of Tourism to promote sustainable tourism and trekking.