No. 587/2019-PUB27th June 2019

Administration's permission mandatory for Kinner Kailash trek: DC

Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand said that no trekkers and pilgrims will be allowed to move on Kinner Kailash trek without permission of the district administration.

He said that the tour operators organising treks in the district should be registered with the tourism department and submit the list of trekkers at nearest police station before commencing the trek/activity. He said that tour operators should also submit the list of trekkers at police station after finishing the trek.

The Deputy Commissioner expressed concern over trekking by five trekkers towards Kinner Kailash without informing district administration out of which two trekkers died. The three trekkers were rescued by the police and Home Guard Quick response team.

While presiding over a meeting regarding illegal adventure and trekking activities in district Kinnaur, he said that the as per the Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities Rules, 2017 any trekking activity in the district has to be carried out with prior permission of the tourism officer and camping permission of the trek is to be obtained from the forest department.

The Deputy Commissioner also urged the local people to support the district administration and not advice people to trek towards Kinner Kailash. He asked the officers of the administration to put up informative signage's at Kinner Kailash entry points to prevent any untoward incident. SP Kinnaur has also been directed to deploy manpower at these entry points.

Gopal Chand informed that Kinner Kailash Yatra-2019 will commence only after considering the weather conditions and nobody will be allowed to trek before the official date.

The meeting was attended by SP Kinnaur Sakshi Verma, SDM Kalpa Surender Thakur, Commandant Home Guard Suresh Kumar, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Padam Negi and other senior officers.  


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