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Tourism Deptt organizes 25-km trekking expedition from Gulmarg to Bonyiar

In order to set the trend for promotion of adventure sports in the State, Tourism Department organized a two-day 25-km-long trekking expedition from Gulmarg to Bonyiar, Uri, in which a group of 21 trekkers participated. 
The expedition was undertaken to revive trekking events and other adventure sports as the same has tremendous potential in the State. 
The trekking expedition, which started from Buta Pathri, 8 km ahead of Gulmarg, passed through Nigli nallah, meadows, valleys, streams and many other places of breathtaking beauty to culminate at Balani, Bonyiar. The Army authorities were also involved in facilitation of the expedition as some of the areas have proximity with LoC.
The group, led by Joint Director and Deputy Director, Tourism, comprised members of the ski patrol team, adventure tour operators, representatives from banking fraternity, University of Kashmir and Wildlife Trust of India. 
The trek proved beneficial from adventure and research point of view as the trekkers were …