Nepal Bans 3 Types of Climbs in Himalayas

Nepal bans the following climbs in the Himalayas to minimize the accidents, thereby making mountaineering safer: 1. Solo climbs. For example, foreign mountaineers cannot attempt the peaks without a local guide. 2. Climbs by visually-impaired and blinds 3. Climbs by double amputees, persons whose hands and legs have been surgically…

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Adventure Tourism in 2017: Himachal Pradesh

Here is a recap of efforts made by Himachal Pradesh to give a push to tourism, especially adventure tourism in 2017. The state introduced adventure activity rules, defined time limits to register tourism units, notified appellate authorities for different tourism services, launched adventure tourism campaign… Browse the timeline to know …

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4 Bottlenecks Plaguing Rafting Segment in Jammu Kashmir

Despite having numerous white water rivers, rafting segment in Jammu Kashmir performs poorly.  Why? Because of the following problems: No incentives No promotion, including advertisements No technical support At the starting and ending points along the white water sections of the rivers, basic amenities are missing. For example, toilets, changing…

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44 Indian Himalayan Peaks Attempted Once in 2016

44 Indian Himalayan Peaks Attempted Once in 2016

Indian mountaineers attempted just 18.84% (52) of available mountain peaks in 2016. Out of these Indian Himalayan peaks, they attempted 84.61% (44) just once. Here is the graphic list of these peaks scattered in four Indian Himalayan states. Data Source: Indian Mountaineer, an annual publication of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation…

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What is Commercial Paragliding Fee in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 7, 2017

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 7, 2017 talks about the commercial paragliding fee structure. Here are key points: Chief Executive Officer of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (U.T.D.B.) with the approval of the State Government shall amend the fee as and when required. Fee structure shall be defined as…

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How to Renew Commercial Paragliding Permit in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 6, 2017 describes the process of renewing a commercial paragliding permit. Each permit holder / operator shall follow the procedure discussed in the Rule 4.1. So there is no difference between the first time permit procedure and the renewal procedure. (Rule 6.1) However,…

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How to Obtain Non-Commercial Paragliding Permit for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 5, 2017

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 5, 2017 discusses various steps required for obtaining a non-commercial paragliding permit. Here is the lowdown: What is non-commercial paragliding? Non-commercial paragliding includes the following five activities: (Rule 5.3) Activities of visiting solo pilots Non-commercial tandem paragliding Paragliding training Participation in paragliding competitions…

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How to Get Commercial Paragliding Permit for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rule 4, 2017

To obtain a commercial paragliding permit for operating in Uttarakhand, follow these steps mentioned in the Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero sport Rules, 2017: Fill the application form included in the Annexure A. (Rule 4.1) Get a non-transferable demand draft of ₹ 1,000 in favor of district tourism development officer (D.T.D.O)…

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When is Paragliding Season in Uttarakhand?

    Paragliding season in Uttarakhand stretches over ten months, starting from September 16th. The season ends on July 14th every year. (Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero Sport Rule 3.4) Paragliding is prohibited in the state in the following period: July 15 to September 15 i.e. 2 rainy months  

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18 Definitions from Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero Sport Rules 2017

The Uttarakhand Foot Launch Aero Sport Rule 3, 2017 defines the following words and phrases unless otherwise stated: Participants / Organizers Applicant (Rule 3.1.g) The word applicant refers to the following entities seeking permission for commercial or non-commercial paragliding activities: Company Firm Institute Person The activities may include: Competitions Expeditions…

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