32 climbers undertake trekking on Kohihama in Mansabal

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Continuing with its mountaineering program, the J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club Sunday organized a one day Kohihama Trek at Manasbal in which 32 hikers including boys and girls participated.

The participants trekked from Mansabal base to the top of Kohima Range.

The range offers bird’s eye view of the North Kashmir districts like Kupwara, Bandipora and also of Srinagar. The magnificent view from the trails of this route make the trekking exciting and memorable.

The trekking on this route was earlier organized by Biscoe in 60s and 70s and was later abandoned.kohima trek JKHMC

However, as part of its regular trekking programme, JKMHC conducted trekking in this area with a good participation of the local youth.

JKMHC started the trekking this season with the climb to Mahadev which was followed by Astan Marg through Brain.

JKMHC will conduct these Sunday treks regularly till the onset of Month of Ramadhan and will resume after the Ramadan to explore all the trekking routes in the Valley and make local youth aware about the beauty nature has bestowed on this region.

Besides, the JKMHC is also organizing mountain climbing training programme for the youth at artificial rock at TRC Nawgam.

“Many youth have been trained for climbing through Sunday treks and also at TRC artificial rock. Our motive is to train youth for mountaineering and hiking so that they can promote our trekking routes and also earn their decent livelihood by organizing trekking trips for adventure lover tourist,” said President JKMHC Mahmood A Shah.

JKMHC has urged youth having interest in adventure to participate in its Sunday trekking programmes. The interested youth should have proper trekking gear and take away meals for Sunday treks.

In the coming days, the Club is also going to organize trekking to Mahadev top in which the trekkers will also use snow walkers to maneuver through snow.

The club will also undertake garbage cleaning drive at Chandanwari and Baltal of Sindh Valley as part of its endeavor to preserve environment and promote environment friendly tourism activities.