Tribune News Service
Mandi, January 4
The Commander Nullah near Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district has emerged as a key hotspot for ice climbing. Ice climbing enthusiasts are thronging the nullah to enjoy the activity. This place is situated 4 km from the district headquarters of Keylong.
The Himalayan Outdoor Climbing Initiative Foundation of Uttarakhand is organising the activity in collaboration with the Himalayan Escapade, Keylong.
Sunil Bodh, a resident of Lahaul who is involved in ice climbing training at the Commander Nullah, says, “This place has emerged as a major attraction for tourists as well as ice climbing lovers. We are providing training to youth about ice climbing at the nullah, which is a suitable place for the activity”.
He said that tourists were visiting this place to enjoy ice climbing. Tashi Barongpa, secretary of Hoteliers Association, Lahaul, says, “Ice climbing has opened doors of self-employment for the local youth. Around eight local youths are involved in ice climbing. After the opening of the Atal Tunnel, tourists from Manali can access Lahaul round the year”.
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