The Evolution Of Human Waste Management On Treks

In this post, we talk about how Indiahikes has researched, experimented and improved the toilet systems in the Himalayas to what it is today.

What Happens To The Wet Wipes You Leave Behind

Be it the cities or the Himalayas – wet wipes are harmful – to you and the planet. Find out why trekkers should not use wet wipes.

How Indiahikes Met Water Requirements At Roopkund Through Rainwater Harvesting

Our Green Trails team has come up with rainwater harvesting systems at Roopkund. Read how they collected 100 litres of water in just 20 minutes of rainfall.

How we Innovate to make Trekking Environmentally Sustainable

Through our Green Trails initiative, we are always trying to find alternative ways to process, reduce and recycle waste. Here are some of our experiments.

How We Manage Waste Collected On Our Treks

When we trek the Himalayas – there is a lot of waste produced and also collected. In fact, our trekkers go out of their way to help clean up the slopes. Here’s what finally happens to all the waste collected.

An experiment with cocopeat toilets

Managing human waste in the mountains has always been a matter of concern for us. Recently, our team at the Deoriatal base tried out cocopeat composting toilets.

How is Indiahikes leaving mountains in a better condition?

At Indiahikes, we have been working to leave the mountains in a better condition for over five years! Over a period of time, we have learnt of ways to tackle human and food waste more effectively, and there is still a lot of scope for improvement. Take a look at the progress we have made so far.

Here is what happened to all the litter you picked up on your trek

With every batch that goes to the mountains, a whole lot of waste is generated. Here’s what happened to all the waste that was generated on the Rupin Pass trek for over two months.

Green Trails

The Green Trails project is to leave the mountains in a better condition. It’s about undoing damage that has already been done.

What we do

At Indiahikes, we are constantly researching, implementing and refining ideas that can be implemented on every trek. The green trails initiative focuses on addressing problems of the mountains.

How does Indiahikes tackle dry waste in mountains

Seeing litter on mountain trails is challenging as most of us imagine we are going to be trekking in pristine surroundings with no trace of human interference – an escape from the polluted cities. But it’s not so. Read about how Indiahikes sensitises its trekkers to enforce a clean-up routine in the mountains.