Pahalgam mountains go out of bounds for trekkers

Authorities make expeditions subject to permission
Pahalgam mountains go out of bounds for trekkers
The Lidder Valley is known for breathtaking and mesmerizing trekking spots. The trekkers from all over the world carry expeditions to explore mountains, lakes, and glaciers.Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir

Anantnag: The authorities have decided not to allow any trekking to mountains of Pahalgam without proper permission.

The order in this regard has been issued by Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA). “It has come to our notice that some trekking groups have caused damage to the natural landscape besides littering tracks. This has put the fragile ecosystem of the area in danger,” the order issued by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), PDA reads.

“To protect the integrity of the environment it is ordered that no trekking group should be allowed to carry trekking without proper permission from competent authority. The trekking spots include- Lidderwat, Tarsar-Marsar, Kolohoi glacier, Katrinag, Tulyan, and Sheshnag lakes,”

The Lidder Valley is known for breathtaking and mesmerizing trekking spots. The trekkers from all over the world carry expeditions to explore mountains, lakes, and glaciers.

Of late the fragile ecosystem, however, has witnessed increased human interference thus posing it a serious threat.

The environmentalists have warned of disaster if the trekking to certain spots is not regulated.

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