Since vacationers from everywhere in the nation flock to Himachal Pradesh, the Kangra Police has suggested pedestrians to keep away from audacity throughout trekking expeditions.
Kangra Superintendent of Police Khushal Chand Sharma mentioned, “With the onset of summer time, the vacationer footfall in well-known hill stations like McLeodganj, Palampur and Baijnath has elevated manifold, particularly on weekends.” Lots of them, the SP mentioned, go climbing in excessive altitude areas like Triund, Snowline, Karer and Himani Chamunda, whereas some head in direction of Chamba and Bara-Bhangal on the opposite aspect of Dhaudadhar.
He mentioned, it has come to his discover that many trekkers don’t observe the marked trails and as a substitute resort to shortcuts to succeed in their vacation spot shortly. This may be harmful and put their lives at risk. “Within the hills, locations that appear conveniently shut will be distant. Mistaken judgment in regards to the distance and deviation from the marked route may cause one to lose his method and get caught at harmful locations,” Sharma mentioned. Most of those locations don’t even have mobile connectivity. Individuals have misplaced their lives in lots of instances up to now as a result of they had been stranded and couldn’t name for rescue.
“Subsequently, we request vacationers keen to go on trekking to keep away from such misadventures. They have to observe prescribed routes, keep away from short-cuts, trek solely throughout day time, verify the climate forecast for the world earlier than hitting the path and rent skilled registered guides for dangerous trails needs to be taken,” Sharma mentioned.
In December final yr, two trekkers from Dharamsala had been killed after they had been caught in an avalanche on Tharna hill close to Dharamsala city. They went on climbing regardless of the ban on trekking within the district as a consequence of winter.
Kangra has a few dozen excessive altitude mountain passes (above 3,000 m) throughout the Dhauladhars, that are broadly utilized by shepherds to cross with their herds. In recent times, there was a rise in trekking actions via these passes.