2-7 May 2017: The Snowman Trek Trail has been regarded as the World’s most difficult Trek by many in this field. Hence this popular trail is also prone to littering by both foreign trekkers and locals alike.
The Department of Forests and Park Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is one of the core leading initiative taking groups in case of waste management from government organisations besides guarding natural resources of the country. Parks and Sanctuaries under the department are supposed to be well protected, maintained and free from all sorts of issues, however it is found to be quite tough because of human interference within the jurisdictions. Snow man track is one of the popular and well known tracking routes in Bhutan which is also quite popular to other countries. More than half length of this route falls within the jurisdiction of Wangchuck Centennial National park. Travellers including nomads, cordycep collectors and tourists make their travel along this route. Along the way they throw away plastic items, glass bottles and papers generated from junk and other food stuffs. It got accumulated for so many years creating dirty environment nullifying beauty of the route. This has remained one of the challenges so far. However this year the WCNP was able to bring down this issue to a significantly lower level.
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