Ghandruk to host Annapurna Century Tourism Festival 2019

15th May, 2019 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, May 15: Ghandruk is going to host Second Annapurna Century Tourism Festival 2019 from May 31 to June 3. Under the management of Annapurna Rular Municipality, The festival will be organised by Annapurna Century Tourism Committee under the management of Annapurna Rural Municipality.

“The annual festival started from last year with a view of promoting tourism by developing infrastructure in the Annapurna base camp area,” said tourism festival Coordinator Lalit Gurung, adding that he said that the tourists who visit Ghandruk during the festival will get attractive 

Annapurna marathon will be the main attraction of the festival. The marathon this year is expected to be an international event with international runners participating in the event. The marathon will start from the Annapurna Base Camp and end in Ghandruk traversing Machhapuchhre base camp, Deurali, Sinuwa,  Ghurjung and Bhaisikharka. Around Rs 10 million will be the cost of organising the festival.

To make this festival a huge success, A 105-member main management committee and various sub-committees have been formed and  nearly 80 per cent of preparatory work has finished. The festival is organised mainly to attract tourists to the region even during the offseason. Last year’s festival was a huge success, according to organisers.