News Update On Current Situation In Kashmir

News Update On Current Situation In Kashmir

Category News

By Swathi Chatrapathy


The recent terror attacks in the Jammu region have been truly catastrophic. Several trekkers have been calling us, worried about the safety of their treks.

Here is our assessment of the situation.

Regarding to the travel route

These incidents in Jammu have been very sporadic and unpredictable. However, the route from Jammu to Srinagar and from Srinagar to the starting point of the Kashmir treks are all safe. These routes are heavily fortified and we do not anticipate any untoward incidents in these regions.

Our local team in Gagangir and Aru have reassured us that the movement of people and vehicles has been normal in the region. No curfew or restriction on movement has been imposed.

Considering this, it is safe for trekkers to travel in and out of the region.

Regarding the trekking routes

All our trekking trails are in remote areas, away from the distressed areas of J&K. All our Kashmir treks are conducted under the watchful eyes of the Indian Army. Where the army is not present, the entire Jammu and Kashmir administration, from the tourism and forest departments, monitors our treks.

We will continue to remain in touch with the officials and if there is any change in status, we will let you know immediately.

We will keep you updated on the status regularly. Stay tuned to our website.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.