Trekkers take up the ‘One Bucket Challenge’

Trekkers take up the ‘One Bucket Challenge’

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By Latika Payak


A big challenge on winter treks is washing cutlery in ice-cold water. To bring in some respite, we do provide hot water for this on our treks. But water is a precious resource, especially when most of it freezes in the Himalayan Winters. 

This is where the One-Bucket Challenge comes in. As a part of this challenge, the entire group uses one steel bucket of warm water to wash their tiffins. 

The objectives:

  • Understand the challenge of water scarcity, especially in the Himalayas
  • Save fuel consumption by not boiling water multiple times. 
  • Take the learnings of sustainability back home in cities. 

Starting this week, trekkers at all campuses and campsites at Indiahikes will take part in this challenge. If you're thinking it's too tough, here's an eye-opener. 

“At Kuari, we started One Bucket Challange two weeks ago. It's not been difficult. In fact, trekkers are using only 50-75% of the water,” shares Slope Manager Akshay Pawaskar from Karchi in Uttarakhand. 

This shows how intention plays a strong role in active conservation. And at Indiahikes, we believe active conservation is key to leaving the mountains better than we find them. 

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.