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DEHRADUN: In some excellent news for trekking and mountaineering lovers, the Uttarakhand authorities will quickly open 42 extra mountain peaks for journey actions, including to the present 83 peaks which can be accessible to mountaineers and trekkers.
This follows a directive from the ministry of dwelling affairs that was issued in 2019 however was held up for implementation as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Sources within the Uttarakhand tourism division stated with the scenario now normalising slowly, the transfer to open up the peaks within the state has began.
“The MHA, after reviewing the border scenario throughout the nation, had allowed 4 states to open 137 mountaineering peaks, of which 61 are in J&Ok, 51 in Uttarakhand and 13 in Sikkim to call a number of. The course of to get clearances for opening up the peaks in our state has begun,” stated Ranveer Negi of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB).
“The peaks to be opened up within the state embody 5 peaks of Panchachuli mountain vary in Pithoragarh, Janhukut in Uttarkashi and Chirbas Parvat in Uttarkashi. We are in contact with the forest division to coordinate for a single window system for approvals and permission for tourism actions on these peaks,” Vivek Singh Chauhan, joint director of UTDB, instructed TOI.
Of the round 125 peaks within the Himalayan state, 12 are at present open for trekking whereas relaxation are for mountaineering actions.
Rajiv Bhartari, head of forest pressure of Uttarakhand, stated to be able to present clearance to the 42 peaks for tourism actions, the state forest division had a number of days in the past shaped a four-member committee headed by the chief wildlife warden. He added that “present norms of mountaineering and trekking in the areas where the peaks are located are quite stringent due to the sensitive location and threat to the biodiversity of these areas from poachers.”


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