Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board with a mission to promote adventure tourism in the listed Trekking Traction Centre (TTC), on Thursday has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM).
The experienced trainers from NIM under the MoU will provide theoretical and practical training to the youth of Uttarakhand in regard to trekking, hiking and other allied subjects, including the medical aspect. Also, course completion certificates will be awarded to the candidates. The joint committee of both the organizations will keep an eye on the training and suggest their suggestions as well.
Candidates who are interested will be given admission on a first-come-first-served basis. 18 years is the minimum age to get enrolled for the course and the maximum is 35 years. The identity card will be issued as professional trekking guides at various TTCs for the students on completion of the course. Notably, 13 TTCs cover 43 villages listed in six districts. UTDB will pay 90% of the training amount and 10% by students.
To quote the Tourism Minister, Shri Satpal Maharaj, “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.”