Backpacking is considered one of the most efficient and sustainable forms of travel. It rarely does contribute to mass tourism and brings in money to the interiors of a place. Backpacking implies an interesting milieu of intercultural exchanges and learnings. As one of the most 'aware' group of travelers and tourists, Backpackers help in reducing carbon footprints - thanks to their 'jugaads' and other ways of travel.
On our weekend backpacking trip to Harshil Valley in Garhwal Himalayas, we are trying to decode backpacking as a means of travel.