If you were following the updates closely, chances are you may already know what we are going to say. If not, here it is! The world’s coldest and highest battleground and the second longest glacier in non-polar regions, Siachen Glacier opens to tourists And we couldn’t be happier! Steps have been taken to increase tourism in Ladakh, which has recently been made a separate union territory. This is an initiative for the people that the army personnel have to face in this area which is located at such a height. We are sure that you have heard that the temperature here falls to -60 degree Celsius during winter. Yes this is true!
Even though the Siachen Glacier opens to tourists, it is better to take an easy trek than before and curse and prepare yourself for it first. The very popular Siachen Base Camp in Partapur is located at an elevation of 3657 meters (12000 ft). Whereas, the highest post which Bana Post is situated at an altitude of 7010 meters (23000 ft). Therefore, you can imagine how tough the position of the soldiers should be and what kind of strength is needed for the soldiers stationed there.
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The news was officially announced during the inauguration of a new bridge over the Shyok River known as the Colonel Chewang Rinning Bridge. This decision is being welcomed with a wave of joy, especially by travelers as they will get a chance to explore the world’s highest battlefield. We are sure that this news may have forced you to swing happily. You can now cross the trails on the Siachen Glacier with the proper permits and by submitting the necessary documents.
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After the unwelcomeness of the government, military and other authorities, the Siachen Glacier finally opens to tourists. This task may have been a difficult task for the officers, but they have been successful and hence you. Plan a trip to Ladakh from that long overdue friend. If not, then maybe you can go for your family or your better half. Don’t forget to check out the magnificent Siachen Glacier. After all, it is for you, tourists, that efforts have been made!