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Trekking at Gangotri National Park to begin from April 1

Press Trust of India  |  Uttarkashi (U'khand) 

Trekking and mountaineering activities at the National Park and trek routes in will begin from April 1, 15 days ahead of schedule, according to sources said.

However, as of now the facility will be available only to tourists who visit the park through registered agencies. Other tourists can go for trekking only from April 15, an said.

Acting on a demand from the district mountaineering and trekking association for extending the period of trekking season, the administration and the forest department gave permission to open the National Park and trek routes from April 1, a source said here.

National Park DFO said 17,108 tourists visited the park last year.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:25 IST