New tourist/ trekking routes in Ladakh

Gujarat Global News Network, New Delhi

With the objective of giving fillip to the tourism sector and enhancing the economic activity in the “Land of High Passes” (Ladakh region) of J&K, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the proposal of State Government of J&K to open up more tourists/trekking routes in the region.
The proposed new tourist routes are Merak- Lema Bend- Chushul- Kartsangla- Mahe-Durbuk- Shahikul- Tharuk- Sato Kargyam- Parma- Erath chusul and Loma- Hanley Korzok- Nurbo- sumdo- Parangla- Kazaand- Agyam- shayok- durbuk.
The proposed new trekking routes are Phyang- Dokla- HunderDok- Hunder ii) Basgo-Ney- HunderDok- Hunder iii) Temisgam-Largyap-Panchathang-Skuru iv) Saspol-Saspochey-Rakurala- Skuru.
According to a release by the MHA to ensure smooth movement of the tourists within the Leh District, the validity of permit system for tourist visiting Ladakh region has been increased to 15 days from previous limit of 7 days.
The tourists/trekkers shall not be allowed to Night Stay on all trekking routes and also on the tourists routes mentioned at Sl Nos. (iii), (iv) & (v) to ensure safety and security of tourists.
For effective management of the new routes, State Government of J&K has been advised to constitute a Coordinate Committee at the District level chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Leh, with the representatives of Army, JK Police, ITBP and other security agencies. The Committee will meet once in three months to ensure smooth management of the existing as well as new routes.
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