How to Prepare for Chadder Trek: Mandatory Medical Examination

On January 24, 2018, Deputy Commissioner, Leh signed an order to introduce medical examination for trekkers wishing to go on Chadder Trek. Here are the contents of the order: Responsibility of Adventure Tour Operators All adventure tour operators shall take all the trekkers to Sonam Norbu Memorial (SNM) Hospital, Leh…

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Hazratbal in Kashmir Himalayas: A Photostory

A Minaret of Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir

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Hazratbal at the banks of the Dal Lake is popular for aesthetics and its historical and religious merits. The mausoleum cum mosque, dedicated to Prophet Muhammed, is as sacred to the Kashmir Muslims as Golden Temple to the Sikhs. Hazratbal literally means a holy place or majestic place. 2016: The…

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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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