Siachen Civilian Trek 2016

The annual month-long Siachen Civilian trek 2016 is organised by the Indian Army’s Adventure Wing between August and September. The Indian Army decided to allow civilians to trek the glacier in 2007. Around 30-40 civilians are selected for this trek, along with personnel from the Defence Forces, Rashtriya Indian Military College and Rashtriya Military School cadets, media, and some trekkers recommended by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. This is the only time when civilians can take part in an expedition to the world’s highest and coldest battlefield.