Regular travellers know that doing your homework before you leave
home is the best way to make your trip an enjoyable experience –
and one that is respectful of the local people and environment.
Just reaching the destination can be exhausting.
However, some basic knowledge of the area before you go can significantly
increase your enjoyment of your visit to the region.
It allows you to explore the beauty of the natural environment or
gain a greater understanding of local cultures without contributing
to their decline.
by Union International Alpine Associations (U.I.A.A.)
By following these simple guidelines, you can help preserve the
unique environment and ancient cultures of the Himalayas.
the Natural environment
Campsite :- Remember the other party will be using
the same campsite after you have vacated it. Therefore, leave the
campsite cleaner that you found it. Avoid using Plastic Bags
or Plastic Bottles in the forest area as plastic does NOT
decay itself & harms the natural enviroment. If you do use plastic
kindly dont throw in the forest and carry back.
Make no open fires and discourage others from doing so on your behalf.
Where water is heated by scarce firewood, use as little as possible.
When possible choose accommodation that uses kerosene or fuel efficient
fire-wood stoves. You will help the cause greatly by taking with
you some samplings and planting these on your trail.
a safe place burn dry paper & packets :-
Bury other waste paper and biodegradable material including food.
Carry back all non-biodegradable litter. If you come across other
people's rubbish, remove their rubbish as well.
Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants such as detergents
in streams or springs. If no toilet facilities are available, make
sure you are at least 30 meters away from water sources and bury
or cover wastes.
should be left to flourish in their natural environment :-
Taking cutting, seeds and roots is illegal in many parts
of the Himalayas Region.
your guides and porters to follow conservation measures :-
Do not allow the cooks or porters to throw garbage in the
nearby stream or river.
Himalayas may change you-please do not change them :-
Respect local traditions, protect local cultures, and maintain local
taking photographs, respect privacy :-
Ask permission and use restraint.
Holy Places :-
Preserve what you have come to see, never touch or remove
religious objects, remove shoes when visiting temples.
from giving money to children since it will encourage begging :-
A donation to a project, health center or a school is a
more constructive way to help.
IS NAINITAL / NEAR BY PLACES OF NAINITAL
YOUR KIND OF A HOLIDAY DESTINATION ?
LOVE, APPRECIATE & ENJOY NATURE
JUST WANT TO RELAX/ UNWIND
WANT TO BE AWAY FROM THE MADDING CROWD
LOVE LAKES/HILLS/MOUNTAINS/GREEN VALLEYS/RIVER SIDE
WOULD LOVE TO GO SOFT TREKKING
ENJOY NATURE PICNICS/ FOREST WALKS
LOVE BIRDS / AM A KEEN BIRD WATCHER
AM FOND OF READING
PREFER OFFBEAT DESTINATIONS
CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
CAN MANAGE WITHOUT MY MOBILE PHONE
MUST HAVE A TV IN MY ROOM
LOVE COOL BREEZE
SHOULD BE NEAR THE MALL / MARKET / CITY CLUB
AM LOOKING FOR A LUXURIOUS HOTEL
NEED TO HAVE A 24 HRS. RESTAURANT / COFFEE SHOP
(If ‘YES’ is your answer for 1 to 13 & ‘NO’
for 14 to 16 then go on)