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How Tourism affects Mountain Environments Impact of Tourism on Mountain Environment Environmental History A Global Perspective Singh SC Impact of Tourism on Mountain Environment Meerut India Research India Publications 1989 377 Deterioration of mountain environment is obviously not the only problem that humans are dealing with in terms of pollution to the ecosystem However it is an ever increasing problem that is ruining vegetation landscape and even mountain culture The book I have chosen to review is titled Impact of Tourism on Mountain Environment It is not a story but rather a compilation of articles relating to the problems in the Himilayas specifically the Everest region There were many articles not all of them were related to Everest therefore not all of the articles were reviewed Although there are many mountain environments that are falling prey to mans commercialization Everest seems to stick out the most It was in 1922 that the first attempt was made to climb the highest mountain in the world It wasnt until 1953 however that a summit was actually successful thus creating a beginning for mountaineering in Nepal The start of the tourist industry became a very important asset to the Nepalese economy The foreign exchange was one of the primary sources of earning for the people and government This happened to be one of the few positives that came along with the commercialization of Mount Everest One of the articles I focused on the most is titled Impact of Tourism on the Ecosystem of Nepal It discussed in great detail how important the land and its uses are to the people of the Himilayas At many of the bases of the mountain there is little vegetation and forest remaining to cover the lower slopes This article made it very clear that man was creating a very big problem to the ecosystem of the Everest region All of the articles were very clear
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