Foreign tourists stuck in Himachal’s Spiti valley


Shimla : Ten foreign tourists and two Indians are cut off from the outside world in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul & Spiti tribal valley after a melting glacier washed away a road connecting the Guling area in Spiti .

Local authorities have been making attempts for the past five days but have failed to rescue these people an official SDM Himesh Negi was quoted as saying .

A ropeway was also built Monday across but this was also washed away .

All the trapped tourists were however safe . The concerned embassies in Delhi have been informed .

A request has been made to the state government to provide a helicopter to rescue these trapped dozen tourists.

Officials also said the 4550 m high kunzam la pass has also opened for vehicular traffic after remaining closed due to heavy snow for over seven months .

The pass connects the twin valleys of Lahaul & Spiti .