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Himalaya Trekking - Proposed Code of Conduct Free essay! Download now

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Himalaya Trekking - Proposed Code of Conduct

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A code of conduct concerning tourism in Himalaya

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Every year more and more tourists travel to Nepal to visit the upper regions of the Himalayas for trekking. The upper regions of the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Mt Everest, Langtang, Upper Mustang and its people are receiving many thousands of visitors every year. The presence of these tourists demands resources, such as heating, food, timber and water.

In order to provide timber for lodges and heating, a great deal of forest has been cut down to for the sake of tourism. The result of this is landslides, lack of agricultural soils, lack of pasture land etc.

A large amount of rubbish is being left behind the visiting tourists, especially in the upper regions. The result is not only a visual shock, but contributes to the pollution of water streams, flora and fauna.



Wildlife poaching, begging and the loss of cultural treasures are all part of the negative impact of tourism in the Himalayas.

Act now to make a better future for the environment and the local people of Nepal!


”Take nothing but pictures,
leave nothing but footprints”



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Cook meals together with other
trekkers, and save fuel.



Pack warm clothes, to not 7
depend so much on fires and
wood, for warmth.


Preserve Nepal’s culture by
avoiding buying local artefacts.
Buying local food,
services and accommodation ...

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