May 29, 2024

Rescue training for women guides to promote safe tourism

Rescue training for women guides to promote safe tourism

KATHMANDU, March 29:Women guides have undergone rescue training in order to encourage safe tourism. The Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) have provided women guides with a seven-day rescue course, stating that the development of trained labor is a prerequisite for the promotion of high-quality tourism.

The abilities of saving and rescuing from mishaps during trekking and mountain climbing were taught during the training, according to trainer Lambabu Sherpa, based on the course required to become a mountain guide.

The training took place in the Jakdol forest near Kathmandu on March 20 and ended on Tuesday. The Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA) provided technical support for the program.

The Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation's president, Dawa Futi Sherpa, stated that control training would be beneficial because the number of tourists dying while hiking and climbing is rising every year. According to him, the tourism industry receives a bad message from labor lacking in skills and competences, which is why it is imperative to arrange such training.

According to NTB senior director Hikmat Singh Ayer, this was the first time that a rescue training program for twenty-five women guides had been planned.

He believes that in order to achieve the goals set forth by the government for the tourism decade (2023–2033), it is imperative to cultivate such trained labor.

According to the instructor, the course was designed to make it simple to rescue and move those who become stuck in cracks while climbing.

The organizers state that the program, which only includes climbers and trekking guides, will assist the participants in being certified as international mountain guides. The only female mountain guide in Nepal at the moment is Dawa Yangzum Sherpa.