Everything you must know about visiting the Glacier at this height
Siachen base camp at Partapur is at an altitude of 12,000 feet and temperatures can dip as low as -60 degrees during the winter. The highest post in Siachen is Bana Post, which is located at a height of 23,000 feet.
With the army deployed at the campsite, this is the first time that the area has been opened by the army for tourists. As mentioned by the Defence Minister that the newly constructed ‘Colonel Chewang Rinchen Bridge’ over the Shyok River in Eastern Ladakh bridge will provide all-weather connectivity in the region and act as a strategic asset in the border areas.
As per the media, this along with 36 other bridges and road construction will of great help to both military and civilians for swifter movement. This along with 36 other bridges and road construction will of great help to both military and civilians for swifter movement.
The construction of the bridge started in 2017. The bridge will be a boost to road connectivity. It is 4.5 meters wide and 1400 ft long at a height of more than 14,000 feet.
As stated by the Defence Minister, Border area development is an integral part of our government’s plan and this bridge is a part of that strategy.