When we go on a holiday to Explore new Rivers, new treks, to relax, to Cycle remoter and exotic places and to learn about different cultures. Most of the time, we are unaware that the holiday choices we are making can have an impact on our destination and on the people that live there. As an outdoor lover our goal need to be respect the mountains, rivers and environment around them. Here are some of the things we can do to help make travel a Responsible activity.
1. Garbage Management
During all our trips, we bring back of all trash we generate. This garbage is segregated at the source and recycled as well dispose accordingly.
2. Group Size
As recent trends in India and Himalayas, there are large trekking groups heading for various adventure trips with poor waste management’s system. Adventure Trips India is high concern on this issue and takes maximum of 12 peoples in trekking and camping trips
During our trips our Guide to Guest ration is 1:6; so guide and help our guest in many situations. In some of our high altitude treks and expeditions guide to guest ration is 1:4 for better operations. We also use very high quality of camping and climbing equipments.
During our all trips our motto is to keep our guest healthy and Happy. We keep sufficient no’s of toilet tents and all our food items are fresh and clean.
When we choose our destination, we give preference to places that have demonstrated responsible practices, including their human and environmental conservation records, commitment to peace, etc.
Opt for a travel service provider who is a local (or long-term resident) of the country and/or one who ploughs profits back into the country.
7. Home stay
Before booking your authentic home stay experience, you should ensure that a substantial percentage of the money you pay will go back to the community in which you will be staying.
8. Smile and Greetings
Learn a few words of the local language and make sure you know what´s considered polite and what´s not in terms of eating, greeting and local values.
When packing, think carefully about what you really need to take with you. Waste disposal systems in many counties are ill-equipped to deal with increased pressures that tourism brings. A few simple measures can make an enormous difference to the effect you have on your destination. Where possible, remove the wrapping of packaged goods before you leave.
10. Ride a bike
If just one million people replaced an eight km car trip with a bike ride once a week, global CO2 emissions would be reduced by nearly 100, 000 tons a year.
11. Go Local
Try the local food and specialties. By eating locally produced goods, you will reduce the CO2 emissions from the transportation of imported goods as well as help local farmers and the local economy.
12. Swimming and Bathing
If bathing or swimming, consider the sensibilities of local people – both regarding what you wear and the fact that you’re using “their” water. Bathe downstream or away from water collection points (wells, natural pools or dams) or villages and avoid using soaps (particularly those containing phosphates) in waterways.
13. Feeding animals
Never feed or bait animals to lure them closer. Many species can be dangerous if surprised, fed, or cornered, not to mention the fact that some carry deadly diseases such as hanta virus, rabies or bubonic plague
14. Water bottles
In India bottled plastic bottles are making huge no of trash so take a strong water bottle and boil or purify your drinking water, rather than buying bottled water.
15. Artifacts and Souvenirs
Do not buy Neolithic relics (tools and fossils) as this encourages the looting of sites. Generally avoid buying live animals or plants. Be careful when buying souvenirs made from wild species. If you are not careful when buying wildlife souvenirs, the souvenirs you buy could end up costing a lot more than the price you paid for them. Think before you buy!
16. Local Crafts
Buy locally made crafts and support local skills. Don´t buy just on price but on value to you.
The term “biodegradable” is almost meaningless in desert settings since organic matter takes an extremely long time to decompose. By way of illustration, here are the average times needed for certain “standard” types of waste to disappear in most geographical areas
18. Staff crew and Porters
While we are on Mountains, Rivers or any other adventure activity, our support crew has very important role. Any trek or expedition without their support is not going to be successful. Guides, cook, helper and porters need respect and greater care for their health and safety.
Guide lines for staff and porter protection
- Adequate clothing is made available for protection in bad weather and at altitude. This should include adequate footwear, hat, gloves, windproof jacket and trousers, sunglasses, and access to a blanket and pad above the snowline.
- Leaders and trekkers provide the same standard of medical care for porters they would expect themselves.
- Sick porters are never sent down alone, but rather with someone who speaks their language.
- Sufficient funds are provided to sick porters to cover the cost of their land rescue and treatment. Also, we select strong and experienced porters!
- All trekking porters should have provision for security, personal protective equipment including shoes and clothes, depending on the weather.
- All kitchen staff, Guides, Camp helpers and porters of ADVENTURE TRIPS INDIA is fully insured.