September 11,2022: In the wake of the recent death of a trekker at Khmiloga Pa Himachal Pradesh authorities on Friday restricted treks in high-altitude tracks above 15,000 ft from September 15 times of india reported.
In a letter to deputy commissioners, state disaster management director Sudesh Mokhta stated, “As per the advice of the experts, the suitable timing for trekking events is advised from 1st May to 15 September for high-altitude tracks (above 15,000 feet).” Deputy commissioners (DCs) are the chairpersons of the district disaster management authority (DDMA)
Mokhta urged the DCs to review the situation and put restrictions with effect from September 15 on trekking activities in treks above 15,000 feet, along with high peaks or passes that have a history of trekking-related accidents, in their respective jurisdictions.
In last month one other was injured and three porters went lacking at Khimlog Move in Chitkul in Kinnaur district. 4 climbers from West Bengal scaling Mt Ali Ratni Tibba in Kullu district went missing on Wednesday. They have been recognized as Abhijit Banik (43), Chinmoy Mondal (43), Dibash Das (37) and Binoy Das (31).
Mokhta further said such directions had already been circulated after a meeting chaired by the chief secretary in October last year and they are reiterated in view of recent trekking incidents in Khimlog Pass in Kinnaur and Ratni Tibba in Kullu.
“You are further directed to disseminate the advisory among the general public and trekking agencies/organisations through various modes to prevent any such trekking related-incidences,” he said.