Centres approves new tourist, trekking routes in Ladakh
New Delhi, Dec 18 (PTI) The Home Ministry has approved new tourist and trekking routes in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to promote adventure tourism and enhance economic activities.
The Home Ministry, in a statement, said the decision has been taken buoyed by the success of many tourism initiatives announced under the Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015.
The government of Jammu and Kashmir, it said, has taken yet another leap by proposing to open up more tourist and trekking routes in Ladakh with the aim of recapturing the glory, rich culture and beauty of the region.
It will give fillip to the tourism sector and enhance the economic activity in the ‘Land of High Passes’ (Ladakh), the statement said.
The proposed new tourist routes are Merak Lema Bend, Chushul Kartsangla Mahe, Durbuk Shahikul Tharuk Sato, Kargyam Parma Erath Chusul and Loma Hanley.
Korzok-Nurbo Sumdo Parangla Kazaand and Agyam Shayok Durbuk are the two other tourist routes.
The proposed new trekking routes include Phyang-Dokla HunderDok Hunder, Basgo Ney HunderDok Hunder, Temisgam-Largyap Panchathang Skuru and Saspol Saspochey Rakurala Skuru.