New Tourist and trekking routes in Ladakh

New Tourist and trekking routes in Ladakh

Question: New tourist and trekking routes has been recently approved at which of the following place?
(a) Gangtok
(b) Ladakh
(c) Ooty
(d) Nainital
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved new tourist and trekking routes in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, on 18th December, 2018.
  • The proposed new tourist routes in Ladakh –


(i) Merak –Lema bend
(ii) Chushul – Kartsangla – Mahe
(iii) Durbuk – Shahikul – Tharuk – Sato kargyam – Parma- Erath – Chusul and Loma – Hanley.
(iv) Korzok – Nurbo – Sumdo – Parangla – Kazaand
(v) Agyam – Shayok – Durbuk.

  • The proposed new trekking routes in Ladakh –


(i) Phyang – Dokla – HunderDok- Hunder
(ii) Basgo – Ney – HunderDok – Hunder
(iii) Temisgam – Largyap – Panchathang – Skuru
(iv) Saspol – Saspochey – Rakurala – Skuru.

  • 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.

Links:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=186575
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/variety/now-new-tourist-and-trekking-routes-in-ladakh/article25775849.ece

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