With the objective of giving fillip to the tourism sector and enhancing the economic activity in the “Land of High Passes” (Ladakh region) of J&K, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the proposal of State Government of J&K to open up more tourists/trekking routes in the region.
Salient Features of the approved proposal:
- To ensure smooth movement of the tourists within the Leh District, the validity of permit system for tourist visiting Ladakh region has been increased to 15 days from previous limit of 7 days.
- To ensure safety and security, the tourists/trekkers shall not be allowed to Night Stay on all trekking routes and also on the tourists routes mentioned at Sl Nos. (iii), (iv) & (v).
- For effective management of the new routes, State Government of J&K has been advised to constitute a Coordinate Committee at the District level chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Leh, with the representatives of Army, JK Police, ITBP and other security agencies.
- The Committee will meet once in three months to ensure smooth management of the existing as well as new routes.