Final 12 months, Indian Authorities introduced that the Siachen area in Ladakh a vacationer zone and now the civilians can go to the area with ease.
One of many world’s highest battlefields, Siachen Glacier brings a chill to 1 particular person when listening to this. And as per current experiences, Indian Military is able to enable civilians to trek to probably the most essential components of the glacier. The Siachen Glacier is nestled at a top of almost 24,000 toes within the japanese Karakoram Vary within the Ladakh Himalayas, at a proximity to the Line of Management between India and Pakistan.
Yearly since 2007, Indian Military have been organising a 10-day trek to the Siachen Glacier and a small group of 30 chosen civilians can be allowed to trek Siachen that takes place within the months of August or September. These chosen group of particular person can be really useful to the Indian Military by Indian Mountaineering Basis (IMF) they usually get a as soon as in a lifetime likelihood braving chilly winds and snow.
Siachen is without doubt one of the world’s highest battlegrounds that stand at an altitude of 24,000ft and the temperature right here drops to -50C routinely. Other than going through enemies, the military should additionally endure combating in opposition to Snowblindess, frostbite, lung infections and despair.
Final 12 months Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh had mentioned on microblogging website, ” Ladakh has great potential in Tourism. Higher connectivity in Ladakh would definitely carry vacationers in giant numbers. The Siachen space is now open for vacationers and Tourism. From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Put up, all the space has been opened for tourism functions.”
That is nice information for civilians the place they’ll go to the bottom camp of Siachen positioned at 10,000ft and Kumar Camp positioned round 16,000ft the place they’ll expertise the hardship confronted by Indian Military Troopers first hand.
Though this trek would final 8-9 days, one’s physique can be drained out of power. If you’re journey freak and wish to expertise this primary hand, drop an electronic mail to the Indian Military at [email protected] for extra info.