Ghandruk Village offers discount package for tourists during Annapurna Marathon and Tourism Festival

3rd May, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, May 3: Ghandruk Village at Kaski district is offering special discounts to domestic tourists on the occasion of the Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival and the Annapurna Marathon, to be held in June 3. The event is taking place on the anniversary of the first summit of Mt. Annapurna I back in 1950.

[caption id="attachment_1060" align="alignnone" width="863"] The festival is being conducted to promote tourism in the Annapurna region during the off season. According to President of the Ghandruk Tourism Management Committee, Kisim Gurung, tourists can avail discounts between May 31 and June 5. According to Gurung, "This year, the main aim of the committee is to attract maximum number of Nepali tourists and the offer is valid for any Nepali citizen travelling up to the Annapurna Base Camp.” [/caption]

At present, Nepalis have to pay between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,200 per night in which lodging along with breakfast and dinner is included. Between May 31 and June 5, the package can be availed at Rs 750 per person.

“To attract more tourists during the festival and the marathon, we have decreased package fee for Nepali tourists,” Gurung added.