Mountain Etiquette That You Should Remember As A Trekker

Mountain Etiquette That You Should Remember As A Trekker

Category Tips To Trek Like A Pro Trekking Tips

By Swathi Chatrapathy


What do you do when a pack of mules or a herd of sheep comes your way while trekking? Do you climb higher? Do you take a step back? Do you take a step onto the lower side of the mountain?

Or what do you do when you see a rock rolling down the hillside?

And is it okay to listen to music while trekking?

Trekking in the mountains comes with its set of manners. Whether you’re trekking alone or with a group, in the Himalayas or elsewhere, these are manners you should never forget.

In this episode of Trek Talks With Vishnu Benne, Vishnu interviews our Senior Trek Leader Dushyant Sharma, who tells us a little bit about mountain etiquette. Give it a listen.

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Swathi Chatrapathy

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About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.