A small example of how we are destroying the nature’s beauty.
Everest summit has been a boom in past two decades and it will be too late for us to realize what we have done to the spiritual and one of the beautiful places in the world.
Once upon a time it was considered to be a huge achievement reaching the top of Mount Everest and is considered the best place to avoid people and feel the spirituality, but now it is actually way too full of people. The regular visits by the people every year is turning the peaceful mountain into a depressing dump yard.
You would say, ” I am not a tourist and going on a spiritual journey summiting Mount Everest”. Yes it was………………..
It was, during the initial days when mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund hillary summited Mount Everest in 1953. It was a real feat when humans reached the top for the first time.
In current generation, the tour agencies help over 100,000 people climb Everest every year as per reports. Now how this is affecting the beauty..
- Climbers abandon over loaded equipment, tents, foods and much more on their way which mountain accumulates approximately 50 tons of trash every year.
- It is estimated that Everest tourists annually leave behind 30,000 pounds of pee and poop every year. Being at high altitudes, it takes long time to disintegrate.
- This one is even worse…. Everest is also covered up with dead bodies. It is said that one in every 10 successful have died during the summit and its obvious they will never decompose due to frigid temperature.
The Sherpas(guide) actually use these dead bodies as a map to navigate and more than visitors its their life at stake taking care of tourists. To be frank as a tourist we are ruining this sacred mountain by polluting it.
Sad part is the Government of Nepal can do nothing to control the amount of people climbing the mountain. Being the low income nation, they agree to as many people as the outsiders want. Mount Everest is their only major profiting sector.
On a sad note we the people ruin everything everywhere…….!!