Foreign tourists skip Himalayan treks

The decrease in the number of foreign trekkers on the famous trekking routes of Himachal is pinching the tourism industry of the state this season. Despite peak trekking season, most routes are wearing a deserted look and cancellations of tours are continuing.

After the slowdown in domestic tourism, very few tourists from abroad are daring to visit the mountainous regions in north India, in the wake of the recent devastation in Uttarakhand and Kinnaur. Rumors about landslides, rigorous monsoon and dozens of cloudbursts in Himachal is another reason that tourists from abroad are concerned about, prompting cancellation of their Himachal visit. According to travel agents, dozens of cancellations are taking place every day.

Full report here Times of India


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