Back Green Guide: Reducing Carbon Footprint on Monsoon Treks

Green Guide: Reducing Carbon Footprint on Monsoon Treks

A trek is to enjoy and appreciate the nature and its bounties. However, we all are aware of the negative impact on our environment due to continuous negligence in preserving the nature. It is time for us to come together to adopt environment friendly approaches and employ them wherever possible. On a monsoon trek there are quite a few environment friendly hacks that you can practice and encourage your fellow trekkers to adopt. 

Sustainable Trekking Destination:

Reducing Carbon Footprint on Monsoon Treks

The trekking destination itself can be sustainable. You can choose national parks, protected areas that prioritize nature conservation and has well-marked trekking routes. Check the Valley of Flowers trek if you want to know more on sustainable monsoon trek destination. 

Use of reusable and biodegradable items:

Reducing Carbon Footprint on Monsoon Treks

Chose reusable trekking gears. Whether it is the water bottle or the tiffin box, your toiletries kit, medicine pouch – all these can be made of reusable material. You can opt for biodegradable pouches and covers top pack and protect your electronic items and other stuff on a monsoon trek

Proper waste disposal mechanism:

Reducing Carbon Footprint on Monsoon Treks

One major way to reduce carbon footprints during the treks is to follow leaving no trace policy. Do not litter on the trail and around the campsite. Dispose the waste at a designated place marked in the campsite so that the waste is collected and given for recycling once you come down from the mountains. 

Monsoon in the Himalayas breath new life into the nature. The valleys, mountains and the waterbodies as if sing in unison with the varied indigenous species of flora and fauna to create a magical melody. 

As a responsible trekker it is our duty to protect our precious environment. Educating ourselves and others on the ways we can contribute to reduce carbon footprints on treks will have a chain of positive impact. This can inspire the whole trekking community to adopt environment friendly trekking hacks for their journeys.