Delhi: If you’re planning a trip to Ladakh, we’ve got some exciting news for you. The tourist facilities near Siachen Glacier Base Camp is now open for visitors without needing any permission from the Indian Army, according to a notice from the Union Territory of Ladakh Tourism Department.
Demands from Nubra residents and other regional stakeholders prompted the decision to open the base camp for tourists. Over the last two years, Ladakh Tourism Department has been taking the case to the authorities.
“According to the communication received from Headquarters 14 Corps, individuals intending to visit the civil tourist facility near Siachen Base Camp will not require any NOC or authorization. Domestic tourists/visitors are also exempt from needing any permit to visit the facility. However, it is mandatory to pay the required environment fee as specified on the website https:/leh.nic.in,” as stated in the notice released by the tourism department.
Siachen Base Camp, located in Ladakh, was previously only accessible to tourists with army permission. In September 2021, the base camp was opened to tourists by the Center. The Ladakh Police will regulate tourists at the facility, and all stakeholders have been advised to take note of the opening. The move is expected to boost tourism in the region. It will provide visitors with an exceptional opportunity to experience the beauty and history of Siachen Base Camp.
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