More restricted areas opened for tourists

March 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to open more areas of Ladakh to tourists, in a bid to promote tourism in the state.

Now Indians and Foreigners alike can travel up to Pachathang and Tyakshi Villages in Nubra Valley.

While foreigners can now travel up to Merak Village along Pangong Tso and up to Loma bend in Nyoma District.

Jammu and Kashmir Government has also opened the following routes for foreigners in the Kargil District.

Kargil – Khangral – Shaker – Chiktan – Leh

Dah – Garkone – Darchik – Batalik- Slimo – Kargil

Permit norms for foreigners have also been relaxed and now foreigners in a group of two or more can apply for permit, earlier four or more foreigners had to apply for permit.

We hope that J&K Government continues to open more and more sectors of Ladakh to not only Indian tourists, but also foreigners and thus provides employment opportunities for people living in the remote areas of Ladakh.