Civil Aviation Ladakh Union Territory has sought the assistance of the Indian Air Force for evacuating more than 100 Chadar trekkers, who are stranded at a remote Nyraks village on the trek route for the last two days.
All stranded trekkers are residents of different parts of the country. Chadar trek is a winter trek in Ladakh, which is known as the most difficult trek in the country and people who love adventure come to Ladakh to trek on the frozen Zanskar River, a tributary of the Indus, in Ladakh, to experience the thrill in sub-zero temperature and test their endurance to cold by trekking and camping in caves.
The district administration had earlier rescued two groups of Chadar trekkers comprising 41 persons, who have been stuck between the two camps on the trekking routes of Tibb and Neyrak, due to the overflow of the water over the ice, and shifted temporarily at Nyraks village on Sunday.
However, an official from the district administration, Leh, said due to the overflow of water on ice at different points of Chadar trek , the number of stranded trekkers have now increased to 120 and are camping at Nyraks village safely. Ladakh Civil Aviation secretary Rigzian Sampheal wrote a letter to the Air Force Commanding Officer, Headquarter, AOC, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday for the immediate evacuation of stranded trekkers through helicopter service.