01 February 2009
Hiker should always be a nature lover. We should try our best not to damage the natural environment. Following guide lines provide 'must do' ones as well as 'good to do' activities for a hiker.
1. Never throw or leave behind plastic, polythene or any non-degradable items while hiking.
2. Always limit carrying non-reusable items while hiking unless absolutely necessary.
3. If you take such material (plastic bottles, polythene, food wrappers etc.) keep a small area in your backpack to bring them back 'home'.
4. Even though items like used paper are degradable, try not to throw them unnecessarily, as they destroy the beauty of the nature.
5. Use only the marked garbage bins (places like Horton Plains) to throw away your garbage.
6. After camping or staying at one place, clean the area and make it look better than what it was 'before you came there'.
7. If possible collect all the plastic or polythene items you find on your way. In a place like Horton you can always bring them back to Wild life office area and put them in the marked garbage bins.
Simply let your children enjoy the nature the same way you enjoyed!
To view more on hiking guidelines click here and here.