Peru extends visitor capacity at Machu Picchu after tickets sold out, 10 high-altitude trekking routes and 30 unscaled peaks opened for climbers in Uttarakhand and more in top stories of the day.
Peru extends visitor capacity at Machu Picchu after tickets sold out
After Peru announced that tickets the country’s most iconic and in-demand site, Machu Picchu, were sold out until mid-August, the government on Thursday extended the number of people who can visit there.
It has expanded the number of visitors to 5,044 per day, that’s up from 4,044 visitors per day.
The increase in maximum capacity allows more tourists to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which the UN describes as “probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height.” The ministry has urged tourists to plan their visit to the Inca city well in advance. You can go to Ticket Machu Picchu to see what’s still available.
Uttarakhand: 10 high-altitude trekking routes and 30 unscaled peaks opened for climbers
Uttarakhand has opened 10 high-altitude trekking routes and 30 unscaled peaks for trekkers and mountaineers. This move comes in the wake of boosting tourism in the region. Reportedly, most of these peaks stand at a height of more than 6000 m.
The peaks that would be opened for the mountaineers will include Rishi Pahar (6992 m), Garur Parbat (6504 m), Devtoli (6788 m), Manda II (6529 m), Manda III (6510 m), Rishi Kot (6236 m), Avalanche (6443 m), Kali Dhang (6373 m), and Bhirgu Parbat (6041 m).
Also, the 10 new trekking routes will include Nanda Lapak, Yan Buk, Ratangarian, Mahalay Parbat, Bhagnyu, Pawagarh, Lamchir, Lamchir South, Nar Parbat and Narayan Parbat. The move comes after the Central Government’s decision in August 2019 to open up 137 Himalayan peaks across Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam route
As reported earlier, Amarnath Yatra was temporarily suspended due to inclement weather, and no pilgrims were allowed to move towards the revered cave from both Baltal and Pahalgam camps.
Officials added that the authorities had to suspend the yatra due to heavy rains, and informed that it will resume only after the weather improves. However, now the situation has improved, and convoys of Amarnath pilgrims from Jammu are now being allowed to move toward Kashmir valley, whereas vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway also resumed recently after blockades caused by mudslides and shooting stones in Ramban district.
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