Landslide in Mandi, Himachal Has Not Affected Our Treks

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Landslide in Mandi, Himachal Has Not Affected Our Treks

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By Swathi Chatrapathy

2017-08-14

Here’s a quick update after the unfortunate landslide in Mandi, Himachal.

Our Hampta Pass and Bhrigu Lake treks have not been affected by the landslide.

The road from Delhi to Manali does pass through Mandi, but the landslide occurred near Padar, on the Mandi-Pathankot highway. This is nowhere near the route buses take from Delhi to Manali.

We’ve received many worried calls from trekkers. So this is to reassure you that the routes to Manali and beyond Manali to Jobra and Gulaba are clear. There’s nothing to worry about.

Note: It is not uncommon for landslides to occur at this time of the year in Himachal and Uttarakhand. These landslides are usually cleared up immediately by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). There are JCB’s that are stationed at strategic locations. So most landslides that block highways are cleared up within an hour or two.

If you’re stuck at one of these, step out of your vehicle and watch them at work. It’s fascinating how they work so quickly and efficiently!

In other news, there has been steady rain on the slopes. so expect rainfall on your trek and pack your gear accordingly.

We’ll post any more updates we receive from the slopes.

Keep a tab on our website for more.

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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.