14 trekkers stranded on the Uttarkashi-Kalindi trek in Uttarakhand
14 trekkers stranded on the Uttarkashi-Kalindi trek in Uttarakhand: Guide dies at 19,000 feet, seeks help from the army
14 trekkers who went for tracking on the Uttarkashi-Kalindi trek in Uttarakhand got stuck at an altitude of 19 thousand feet. The guide who was taking this trekking party has died there. The trekking agency has sought help from the district administration and disaster management department to rescue the stranded trekkers. Have appealed to the army helicopter to rescue them safely. The Disaster Management Department has informed the government about this.
A rescue team of the agency left on Monday to search for the crew. Another team left for the rescue on Tuesday morning.
According to the information received from the District Disaster Management Department, in the last week of May, a team of 14 members left for the Kalindi trek from Gangotri. As soon as they reached the base camp of this trek, the team got stuck there due to heavy snowfall. This trek Badrinath Dham originates from the Gangotri mountain range. Due to snowfall, the conditions get very bad there.
The trekking agency has informed the District Magistrate about the death of a guide in the team. At the same time, others have not returned yet. The trekking agency has sought helicopter service to safely rescue the trekkers.
According to the District Disaster Management, private helicopters cannot go above 19,000 feet. For this, an army helicopter is required. Information has been given to the government for this. According to the District Disaster Management, the administration received information about the death of a guide and the stranded trackers late on Sunday evening.
RN Pandey, Deputy Director of Gangotri National Park, confirmed the death of a guide on the Kalindi trek. At the same time, on Monday, a four-member team of the trekking agency left for the rescue.