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9 trekkers trapped in Uttarkashi died, 36 hours… and brave men saved 13 lives, this is how the rescue operation took place

Nita Yadav

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Sahasra Tal Trekking Route.

The rescue operation of a 22-member team on the Sahasra Tal trek route of Uttarkashi has been completed today i.e. Thursday. 13 trekkers stranded on Kufri Top in bad weather were safely rescued. While 9 dead bodies have been found. A 22-member trekking team of the Karnataka Trekking Association left for Sahastratal on May 29 from Silla village in Uttarkashi. On June 4, the team lost their way due to heavy storms and rain.

A member of the tracking team conveyed this information to the District Disaster Management Uttarkashi on Tuesday evening, after which the district administration swung into action. The trekking team took permission from the Department of Tourism and Forests from May 29 to June 7. The rescue operation was started late on Tuesday evening after receiving information that the trekkers were trapped in the Kufri Top, which has been completed today. The rescue operation lasted for 36 hours. The rescue was completed with the help of state police, forest department, SDRF and Air Force. All the trackers were airlifted to safety.

CM Dhami keeps taking full updates.

During the rescue, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami kept getting updates from the district administration. 13 out of 22 people were rescued safely. While 9 dead bodies have also been found. The dead bodies have been sent to the hospital for panchnama. At present the atmosphere is clean at the place. Necessary rescue vehicles and staff have been deployed at Natin helipad. An ambulance has been deployed at the Matali helipad. SDRF personnel are deployed at Matali helipad. Police administration officials are also present at the spot.

The tracker explained how everyone got trapped

A trekker admitted to the hospital said that his group was returning on the day of the incident. It was snowing where they were stranded and suddenly a strong wind of 90 kilometers per hour blew, leaving the entire group stranded there.

The more beautiful the track, the more difficult it is

The Sahasra Tal Trek is a popular trek located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The beauty here is worth seeing. These days trekkers and tourists keep coming to visit the trek. Located at an altitude of about 15 thousand feet, the Sahastra Tal trek starts from Rishikesh. The distance from Rishikesh to Kamad village is about 130 km. The Sahasra Tal trek starts from Uttarkashi at ‘Kuch Kalyan Base’. The total trek length to reach Sahastra Tal is approximately 30-35 kilometers depending on the individual route. It usually takes 7-8 days to complete the trek. This track has many beautiful beats. The trek passes through snow-capped Himalayan peaks, lush green meadows and dense forests. But as beautiful as this trek is, its journey is equally difficult. Being physically fit is very important for trekking here. Lack of oxygen is also sometimes felt at high altitudes.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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