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Trek etiquette

1.    Trekking permit should keep along with the trekker while trekking.
2.    Trekking permit should show to Immigration Authorities or police on demand.
3.    Trekkers are not allowed to trek in notified areas previously known as restricted.
4.    Deviation from the prescribed routes in the trekking permit will be treated as a violation of law
5.    Let Himalayas change you-do not changes them. So remember while you are in trekking.

  • Protect the natural environment.
  • Leave the campsite cleaner than you found it.
  • Limit deforestation-make no open fire.
  • Burn dry papers and packets in a safe place.
  • Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
  • Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment.
  • Help your guide and porters to follow conservation measures.
  • Bury biodegradable waste where there is not proper composting but remember that at high altitude, nothing decomposes.
  • Carry a waterproof bag to take non-biodegradable waste to official waste disposal sites along the route or in their absence, take your waste back to Kathmandu. Batteries cannot be recycled in Nepal so try to take them back to your home country.
  • Remember, cigarette butts are non-biodegradable. Smokers should carry a light portable ashtray.
  • Cleaning up trekking trails doesn’t require an organized effort; pick up as you walk, at lunch and overnight stops.
  • Never buy plastic bottles of water. Buy a water bottle and use water purification methods – like iodine or Biox - instead.

6.    Respect local traditions, protect local cultures, maintain local pride:
7.    When taking photographs, respect privacy.
8.    Refrain from giving money to children since it will encourage begging.