Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering sign MoU to promote adventure tourism

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering sign MoU to promote adventure tourism

To promote adventure tourism in the listed Trekking Traction Centre (TTC), the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) on Thursday.

Under the MoU, the experienced trainers from NIM will impart theoretical and practical training to the state’s youth in trekking, hiking, and other allied subjects, including the medical aspect. Course completion certificates will also be awarded. The joint committee of both the organizations will monitor the training and recommend their suggestions.

Interested candidates will be given admission on a first-come-first-served basis. The minimum age to enroll for the course is 18 years and the maximum is 35. On completion, the identity card will be issued for the students as professional trekking guides at various TTCs.

Notably, 13 TTCs cover 43 villages listed in six districts. Nearly 90% of the training amount will be given by UTDB and 10% by students.

Tourism Minister Shri Satpal Maharaj said, “This initiative is a good step towards promoting adventure tourism in Uttarakhand. This tie-up will help more interested youth from the state to learn from experts.”

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