Jammu:  20 September 2016, Trekking expedition taken up by Army  from Kishtwar to Padam Gompa was Flagged in on 19 September 2016 at Chanderkot by  General Officer Commanding, Delta Force. The expedition started from Kishtwar on 30 April 2016 and culminated at Padam Gompa on 17 September 2016. Spanning over 15 days the team scaled tough mountains of Pirpanjal and Zanskar Ranges. Army trekkers endured, high through cold wind and snowfall to cross over to Padam Valley to crossover to Kargil.

A team of one officer and 12 jawans participated in the trekking expedition along Gulabgarh – Chishot – Machail – Sumcham – Khachay – Phangso – Riwa – Umas   La – Ating – Padam, covering a total distance of approx 155 kms in 15 days. During its course ,the trekkers scaled the heights ranging from 3500 m to 5300 m at Umasi-Lal-pass on Zanskar Range.

The event was to promote cultural bond between Chenab and Padam Valley and also to foster the qualities of camaraderie, spirit of Adventure and preservation of environment.  Speaking on the occasion, General Officer Commanding, Delta Force complemented the trekkers for successfully scaling the difficult heights .

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