Himalayan peaks: The largest mountain peaks in Uttarakhand now have no climbing fees for the Indian climbers as per a decision made by the Uttarakhand Tourism Department. This decision has been taken by the government of Uttarakhand in order to develop adventure tourism in the state for Indian climbers by waiving the fee for climbing the major mountain peaks in the state of Uttarakhand.
A while back Indian mountaineers had to pay INR 3000, INR 4000, and INR 6000, respectively, to ascend peaks between 6,500 and 7000 metres, 6,500 and beyond 7000 metres, and above 7001 metres. Indian mountaineers can no longer pay any of these fees. However, the fees of INR 20,000, INR 25,000, and INR 40,000 for foreign nationals remain the same as before.
Himalayan peaks to climb in Uttarakhand
Famous mountain peaks in Uttarakhand like Panchachuli III, Trishul III, Shivling, Srikantha, Vasuki Parbat, Kamet, Nanda Devi, Hathi Parbat, Dunagiri, Chaukhamba IV, Mukut Parbat, Bhagirathi III, Gangotri III, Satopanth, are now on the list of Himalayan peaks to climb that Indian mountaineers are able to trek without paying any fee.
The state’s tourism office believes that now that free climbing is an option, adventurous tourists from throughout the nation will be more interested. This significant effort aims mainly for attracting more adventure travellers to the state. White river rafting, kayaking, trekking, and paragliding are a few of the adventure tourism activities in Uttarakhand.