The northern territories of Pakistan are renowned for their natural beauty and attractive mountain landscape.
It is the meeting places of great mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Karakorums, Hindukush and Pamir. Because of its unmatched beauty of natural landscape,
it is known as a paradise for trekkers and adventure tourists. However, over the last few decades the ever increasing tourism activity in this area, especially
the rapid growth in domestic tourism is becoming a serious threat to the fragile natural environment and the landscape beauty. Every summer thousands of foreign
and domestic trekkers and adventure tourists visit these mountains areas. Many of popular trekking routes are already polluted to the point of being dangerous to
both people’s health and the natural environment.
In order to save the natural landscape of Pakistan’s great mountain areas from the irresponsible tourism,
Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan (STFP) has launched an awareness and public advocacy campaign under the title of “Green Trekking”. The slogan of this
campaign is “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints”.
In this campaign, STFP has developed Green Trekking Code of Ethics for the trekkers and visitors going to these mountain areas to educate the trekkers about the practical steps which they can take to minimize their negative impact on the natural, cultural and economic impacts.
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Green Trekking Code of Ethics