India opens 137 Mountain Peaks in four States to foreigners for mountaineering and trekking

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137 Mountain Peaks in four States opened to foreigners for mountaineering and trekking 

It is an historic step towards promoting adventure tourism in the country: Shri Prahlad Singh Patel

By PIB Delhi

The Government has opened 137 mountain peaks for foreigners desirous of obtaining Mountaineering Visa (‘MX’) for mountaineering and trekking. These peaks are located in the States of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. While the highest number of 51 peaks have been opened to foreigners in Uttarakhand, 15 peaks of Jammu and Kashmir have also been included in the list. The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patelhas expressed his gratitude to the Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah for acceding to the request of Tourism Ministry to open up more peaks to foreigners. It is an historic step towards promoting adventure tourism in the country, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said.

Earlier, while addressing the Tourism Ministers from States/UTs at the National Tourism Conference in New Delhi yesterday, the Tourism Minister emphasized on the need for ensuring safety of those travellers going for adventure tourism. He urged the States to exercise utmost caution while registering adventure tourism operators and also to ensure that the adventure tourism guidelines are followed by the States. The Indian Adventure Tourism Guidelines 2018 cover land, air and water-based activities which includes mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, paragliding, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, river rafting and many other sports.

The List of 137 Mountain Peaks which have been opened for Mountaineering/Trekking are as below:

LIST OF PEAKS IN UTTARAKHAND

S.No.NamePurpose
1AvalancheMountaineering
2BhrigupanthMountaineering
3Bharigu ParbatMountaineering
4KalidhangMountaineering
5YanbukTrekking
6RatangarianTrekking
7Chirbas ParbatMountaineering
8Mahalaya ParbatTrekking
9RudugairaTrekking
10BalakunMountaineering
11Banderpunch WestMountaineering
12BewtarholiMountaineering
13BetartholiSouthMountaineering
14BhagnyuTrekking
15Garur ParbatMountaineering
16Garur ForkedMountaineering
17KalankaMountaineering
18Parbati ParbatMountaineering
19PawagarhTrekking
20PurbiDunagiriMountaineering
21Rishi PaharMountaineering
22Narayan ParbatTrekking
23Nar ParbatTrekking
24Black PeakMountaineering
25DangthalMountaineering
26Devisthan-IMountaineering
27Devisthan-IIMountaineering
28DevtoliMountaineering
29DunagiriMountaineering
30HardeolMountaineering
31JanhukotMountaineering
32Kirti StambhaMountaineering
33LamchirTrekking
34Lamchir SouthTrekking
35Lampak SouthMountaineering
36Mahalaya ParbatTrekking
37Manda-IMountaineering
38Manda-IIMountaineering
39Manda-IIIMountaineering
40Nanda BhanarMountaineering
41Nanda KhaniMountaineering
42Nanda LapakTrekking
43Panchachuli-IMountaineering
44Panchachuli-IIMountaineering
45Panchachuli-IIIMountaineering
46Panchachuli-IVMountaineering
47Panchachuli-VMountaineering
48Rishi KotMountaineering
49SAF MinalMountaineering
50SrikanthaMountaineering
51Sumeru ParbatMountaineering

LIST OF PEAKS IN SIKKIM

S.No.NamePurpose
52Forked PeakMountaineering
53Gocha peakMountaineering
54JoponoTrekking
55Kabru NorthMountaineering
56Kabru SouthMountaineering
57Kabru DomeMountaineering
58KangchenzungaMountaineering
59Kangchenzunga SouthMountaineering
60KoktangMountaineering
61NarsingTrekking
62Nepal PeakMountaineering
63PandimMountaineering
64Pyramid PeakMountaineering
65SimvoMountaineering
66Simvo-IIMountaineering
67Simvo NorthMountaineering
68Simvo North EastMountaineering
69SiniolchuMountaineering
70TalungMountaineering
71Talung South-IMountaineering
72Talung South-IIMountaineering
73Tent PeakMountaineering
74TingchenkhangMountaineering
75Zemu PeakMountaineering

LIST OF PEAKS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

S.No.NamePurpose
76GolapkangriTrekking
77EigerMountaineering
78Cerro KisthwarMountaineering
79ChomochiorMountaineering
80KailashMountaineering
81AgyasolMountaineering
82UmasiMountaineering
83Kalidahar, Kishtwar (Spires)Trekking
84DandagoporumMountaineering
85Mardi PhabrangMountaineering
86Tupendu-ITrekking
87Tupendu-IITrekking
88KishtwarShivlingMountaineering
89Tanak PeakTrekking
90Barmal PeakTrekking

LIST OF HIMACHAL PRADESH

S.No.NamePurpose
91Kullu MakaluMountaineering
92KulluPumoriMountaineering
93KulluEigerTrekking
94Dibibokri PyramidMountaineering
95Fluted PeakMountaineering
96HunnungmaTrekking
97PyramidMountaineering
98Parbati SouthTrekking
99Rubal KangMountaineering
100Shigri ParbatMountaineering
101Snow ConeMountaineering
102Snow DomeTrekking
103ShitidharTrekking
104AshagiriMountaineering
105CB-17Trekking
106CB-18Trekking
107CB-19Trekking
108CB-48 (Tamoo)Trekking
109CB-49 (Tilakalhar)Trekking
110CB-50Mountaineering
111CB-52Trekking
112CB-53 (Sharmili)Mountaineering
113CB-54Mountaineering
114CB-55 (Sharmili)Trekking
115CB-57 (Tapugiri)Trekking
116KR-1Mountaineering
117KR-2Mountaineering
118KR-3Trekking
119KR-4Mountaineering
120KR-5 (CB-7)Mountaineering
121KR-6Trekking
122KR-7Mountaineering
123KR-8Mountaineering
124LalanaMountaineering
125M-1Trekking
126M-2Trekking
127M-3Trekking
128M-4 (Mulkila)Mountaineering
129M-5Mountaineering
130M-6Mountaineering
131M-7 (Taragiri)Mountaineering
132M-8Mountaineering
133M-9Trekking
134M-10Trekking
135Mulkila (M04)Mountaineering
136T-1Trekking
137T-2Mountaineering

Click here for the Indian Adventure Tourism Guidelines 2018.

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