Unexplored lake found by a team of mountaineers near Sela pass

  • | Monday | 19th October, 2020

Garbiyal said they were in the process of informing the state government about the lake with a request to develop it for tourism purposes.

A team of mountaineers who completed a trek on October 16 informed the administration about a lake which was unexplored till now. According to expedition leader Yogesh Garbiyal “It is spread over 1-km area with serene and crystal clear waters.”

A team of five mountaineers started trekking on October 9 to an unexplored lake at the base of the Sela pass located at a height of 20,000 feet. The lake flows about three km north of the pass that links the Himalayan valleys of Vyas and Darma close to the India-China border in the district, Garbiyal said.

Garbiyal said they were in the process of informing the state government about the lake with a request to develop it for tourism purposes.

Villagers in the area also expressed surprise over the discovery. “We never heard of the lake even from our forefathers,” said Kunwar Singh Kutiya, a resident of Kuti village in Vyas Valley. “Having a lake at such a height is rare and villagers would really be happy if it is developed for tourism purposes,” he said.



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