The Siachen Glacier is known to be the most inhospitable, high and cold battlefield, where the temperature drops to minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter. But there's good news for travellers like you as now you can visit Siachen Glacier up to the base camp.
Travellers will now be able to see the beautiful valley of Siachen Glacier, not just in pictures, but with their own eyes. Foreign travellers are not allowed to reach here due to security reasons. The permission to allow domestic travellers to reach the base camp of the Siachen Glacier adjacent to the LoC between India and Pakistan is also being seen as a big message to China and Pakistan.
Is the Siachen glacier open for tourists?
Yes! you heard that right, domestic travellers can now explore Siachen Base Camp as it is open for domestic tourists! The Siachen Glacier Base Camp is located at an altitude of 3,657 metres, while the highest military post Bana is situated at an altitude of 7,010 metres. During winter the temperature goes up to minus 40 degrees. With this decision taken on World Tourism Day, where tourism is expected to be promoted in Ladakh.
Siachen Glacier Base Camp is considered to be the highest and coldest battlefield in the world. Visiting here will give a different kind of feeling to the tourists. Tourists can reach here and feel under what adverse conditions our soldiers lay down their lives to protect the border while staying here.
The Siachen Glacier Base Camp is located at an altitude of 3,657 metres, while the highest military post Bana is situated at an altitude of 7,010 metres. During winter the temperature goes up to minus 40 degrees. With this decision taken on World Tourism Day, where tourism is expected to be promoted in Ladakh.
There is snow all around here and there is constant darkness. This is the reason why this glacier is very important from the strategic point of view for the country, is also called the valley of death. Situated at an average altitude of 18000 feet above sea level, Siachen Glacier has a border with Pakistan on one side and Aksai Chin, bordering China on the other side. It is very important for India to deploy its army in this area to keep an eye on these two countries.
What part of the Siachen glacier opens tourists?
Although tourists can now do Siachen Glacier Trek, team Walking The Himalayas will suggest that you must do easier treks first, get yourself prepare for hash situations and then do Siachen Glacier Trek. Siachen Glacier Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 12000 ft or 3567 m at Partapur. On the other hand, the highest post on the Siachen Glacier is Bana Post and it is located at an altitude of 23000 ft or 7010 m.