Les Chevaliers du Vent

Kathmandu Declaration


  • To protect effectively the mountain environment, its flora, fauna and natural resources.
  • To reduce the negative impact of man’s activities. To respect the cultural heritage and dignity of local populations.
  • To stimulate activities which restore and rehabilitate the mountain environment.
  • To encourage contact between mountaineers of different countries through friendship, mutual respect and peace.
  • To spread information and knowledge in order to improve man’s relationship with the environment.
  • To use only resources which respect the energy needs of the environment and the elimination of waste products.
  • To support mountain countries by way of development with a view to environmental conservation.
  • To expand access to mountainous regions without difficulties of a political nature.