Our Eco Codes

Himalayan Outdoors follows a strict eco code to preserve nature and expect our guests to respect it too: The following ar ethe do's and donts during your adventure trip with us.

Do's

  • The use of Polythene and Plastics is unhealthy for the environment of Himalayas. Kindly use only is necessary.
  • Carry away all non degradable litter-empty bottles, tine, poltthene bags etc. and throw them in municipal dustbins only, so that they can be disposed off properly.
  • Observe the sanctity of holy sites. In case of any offerings contact the staff of the temple committee only.
  • Do not listen to Radios. Tape Recorders or any other electronic entertainment equipment at high volume to avoid noise pollution.
  • In case temporary toilets are set-up near camp sites, after defection, cover with mud or sand. Ensure that the spot is at least 30 mts away from a water source.

Don'ts

  • Allow the flora and funa to florish in its natural environment. Taking away of cuttings, seeds and roots is illegal in the Himalayas.
  • Avoid using pollutants, such as detergents, in stream or springs.
  • Do not use wood as fuel to cook food at the camp site and do not destroy the forest wealth of the Himalayas which are heritage.
  • Do not leave burning cigarettes or make open fires in the forest.
  • Do not consume alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant.
  • Do not tempt the local children by offering them foodstuff or sweets.
  • Respect local traditions. When taking photographs, respect privacy; ask prior permission and use restraint.

Preserving environment:

  • No trees, branches or any flora to be cut.
  • No defacing of trees, rocks or any natural structure. No big colorful hoardings and banners on the beaches.
  • Avoid using pollutants, such as detergents/shampoos/soaps, in stream or springs.
  • Encourage the use of solar energy for cooking, lighting and heating where possible.
  • Encourage tree planting in the vicinity of your tended camping area. Check the appropriate plant species with the forest department.

Preserving Wildlife: :

  • Hunting, trapping of animals/birds and using dynamite to catch fish should not be allowed. Fishing should be allowed only after obtaining proper permits. All instances of poaching, dynamiting, illicit felling of trees and illegal forest activity should be reported to the forest/wildlife authorities.

Clients testimonials

  • "Prateek and his team was outstandingly proffesional. And it shows in there work. I hadthe best time of my life doing rafting and staying at the IGA base camp near rishikesh. It was an excellent experience."
    - Rahul K. Gupta,
    BMR Advisors
  • "I have been going for these outdoor activities since i was 14, but never got such professional blend of services and complete adventure. IGA has this really good management."
    - Shailendra Bisht,
    Relationship Manager, Deutsche Bank