Govt opens THESE peaks for foreign nationals

Mt Kailash

New Delhi, August 22: Now foreigners can do trekking and mountaineering at Mount Kailash and Kangchenzunga along with other 135 mountains as Centre has opened them up for foreigners.The peaks are spread across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. J&K has 15 peaks.The recommendation was made by union tourism minister Prahlad Patel to union home minister Amit Shah following a long-term demand from the adventure tourism industry.Among the 137 mountains, Uttarakhand has 51 peaks, Sikkim 24 and Himachal Pradesh, 37.The peaks include Dunagiri (7,066 m) and Hardeol (7,151 m) in Uttarakhand; Kabru South (7000 m) and North (7000 m) in Sikkim; and Mulkila (6,571 metre) in Himachal Pradesh.On Tuesday, Patel asked the state tourism ministers to firm up adventure tourism efforts in their respective states.

The state ministers were also asked to issue guidelines for adventure tourism following the Indian Adventure Tourism Guidelines 2018.

News24 Bureau

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