The Thought Behind Green Trails
Sustainability has always been at the heart of everything we do. We want everyone to trek in a way where they not only leave no trace, but they leave mountains better than they found them. This is the mission of our Green Trails initiative.
The most visible impact of the Green Trails initiative has been the removal of over 100 tonnes of litter from trekking trails. Everyday, even as you read this, our team, including our trekkers, are cleaning up trails with the help of our iconic Eco bags. While picking up litter is easy, they further do the most difficult work — they segregate the waste for the right way of disposal.
But Green Trails goes much beyond cleaning up of trails. Indiahikes works with sustainability at its core, whether it is in how we source our equipment, what we cook, how we buy provisions, or how we manage human waste at high altitudes. The Golden 6 Practices below will give you a clearer picture of the far-reaching impact of Green Trails.
How Do We Do It
A lot of thought goes into Green Trails every day at Indiahikes. Here are some of them.
What Defines Sustainable Trekking at Indiahikes
Heroes of Himalayas
The Sustainability Championship Programme
3 Things Not To Carry On A Trek
The growth of trekking is taking a heavy toll on our trekking trails. Trails are abused with litter. There is non-biodegradable waste everywhere. And it pains to see our mountains in such a bad state. Indiahikes under the Green trails initiative has come up with many solutions to reduce generating waste as well as manage the waste that is dumped in the mountains.
In this video, the Head of Experience team at Indiahikes, Lakshmi Selvakumaran shares some tips about leaving less impact on the mountains from our treks. She shares three important things to avoid carrying on a trek that automatically makes you trek sustainably.
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How Our Local Hero Nima's Simple Idea Reduced Reckless Littering On The Sandakphu Trail
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