Eight Trekkers from Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), in Punjab's Longowa consisting of 7 current students and a senior had left for the Chandrakhani Pass Trek on 10th of March, 2016 starting from Naggar valley of Manali to Kullu via Malana. Heavy snowfall and dense fog engulfed had them and they had taken shelter in a cave near Chandrakhani Pass.
They were lucky that they could make call and alert the local police administration about their stranded condition through the local guide who had accompanied them. The administration initiated their rescue operation and about 50 ITBP personals were deployed in a search and rescue operations to rescue the 8 stranded trekkers. The weather conditions didn't quite favour rescue operation and 6 of them were finally rescued on 13th and the rest 2 were rescued on the morning of 14th.
The trekkers have been identified as Hitendra Sharma from Theog, Chetan Chori and Saurav Sharma from Ambala, Ankush Kumar from Gurdaspur, Rohit Kumar from UP's Bhagpat District, Anil Kumar from Hamirpur, Akshay Kumar Bura from Chamba and Bharat Prakash from Kullu District
All of them are fine currently.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:01:00 AM