Do’s and Don’ts of Green trekking

Imagine climbing a mountain of plastic with music blaring in the background. Quite the opposite of serene. If we do not focus on green trekking, this is how grim the future of our Himalayas look. Here, Green trails Crusader Lakshmi explains the do’s and don’ts of green trekking.

When waste turns into something you can sleep on

The use and throw culture has become deeply ingrained in our society’s fabric. Here Green Trails Crusader Lakshmi brings new life to disposed waste.

What is it like to be a Green Trails Intern?

Want to be a Green trails intern but not sure what it’s about? Here is a brief of what Green trails is, what we do, our focus areas and your role in it.

Cleaning out 2,130kg of garbage from Roopkund – A Green Trails Story

It’s no mean feat to clean up two tonnes of garbage from a high altitude trek such as Roopkund. Here’s a report of how it happened, along with a big thank you to all trekkers who helped!

Green Trails update: What happened to the garbage found on the Kashmir Great Lakes trek

A lot of garbage was brought down from Kashmir Great Lake trek by the trekkers. Here’s what happened to all that litter

Green Getters in action at Kashmir Great Lakes

Indiahikes trekkers did a thorough clean up of Kashmir Great Lakes route- they collected more than 10 quintals of plastic and non-biodegradable waste! We hope we’ll find the trail as clean as we left it last September!

Green trails – what, why and how?

Indiahikes has been running the Green Trails initiative for over five years now. The main aim of this initiative is to leave the mountains in a better condition than before.

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.

Why you should reconsider ordering maggi or Wai-Wai while trekking in Sandakphu!

When you are on a trek, it’s smarter to try native delicacies that enchant your taste buds. Our Green Trail Crusader, Lakshmi, lists Sandakphu’s local food items.

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.

Classes on Cleanliness at Sari

Inculcating a habit of cleanliness and environmental consciousness in children is the sure shot way for a pollution free future. Our team at Deoriatal Base camp spent a week at the Government school in Sari village teaching kids the value of hygiene.

And not a single piece of plastic was burnt that day

Green Trails update from Deoriatal – On 28th April 2016 our team joined hands with around 50 women of the Mahila Mandal in Sari to collect plastic waste. Indiahikes trek leader Dushyant Sharma recollects details about the impromptu clean up campaign.