Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, has trekking restriction here's why

Posted by Team on: Jan 2, 2023

Right present, winter in Himachal Pradesh is in full force. If you have any intentions to undertake high-altitude trekking in the Kangra district, you need to revoke them right away given the recent snowfall and more weather advisories. Authorities in the Kangra area have outlawed trekking on paths that are higher than 3000 metres.

Low-altitude routes for hiking also have their share of limitations. Any trekking operations on the low-altitude trails of Triund, Kareri, and Adi HimChamunda require prior authorization from the Kangra district administration, which is a must.

All prior licences granted for these routes will be revoked if there are any severe weather alerts or warnings from the India Meteorological Department-Shimla.

The district authorities have also stated that if these directives are violated, the offender will be subject to punishment under sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

All locals and visitors to the area must abide by this guideline. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), the Mountaineering Centre Mcleodganj's search and rescue squad, and the police are immune from the aforementioned restriction.

Hundreds of vehicles had to be rescued from the South Portal of the Atal Tunnel, which runs beneath the Rohtang Pass close to Manali, as a result of the recent snowfall in the regions of Manali and Lahaul-Spiti. The new regulation implemented by the Kangra district administration will aid in preventing such emergencies in the area.