Members of Nature Lover Cycling Group start their journey to promote Manang

22nd Oct, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew

LAMJUNG, Oct 22: Members of Pokhara's 'Nature Lover Cycling Group Lakeside' are set to visit Manang with the aim of promoting tourism after decrease in infection of Covid-19. The members of the group have started their journey from Thursday despite the unseasonal rains. Surendra Neupane, Coordinator of the group, said that the purpose of the trip was to promote the Annapurna trekking route and provide information about the trip to the tourists.

According  to him, it is planned to reach Tilicho Lake, the highest point (4919 m), by bicycle. They have made a 13-day package and set out on a tour of Tilicho Lake and Annapurna trekkinh route. Neupane said that the journey started from Pokhara on the first day and reached Syage via Lamjung's Bensishahar.

"There are many problems on the roads of Manang due to unseasonal rains. The problem of roads has affected a lot in the coming season of tourism. It is seen that the people of the district and the concerned bodies should be concerned to make it easier for the visitors to enter the district,”said Coordinator Neupane.

Twelve cyclists from Pokhara have set out on a bicycle trip. They will reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang, from Dharapani on Saturday. It is scheduled to reach Manang village from Chame on Sunday. Similarly, they will travel from Manang village to Tilicho base camp on Monday and from Tilicho base camp to Yak Kharka on Tuesday. Similarly, another group of cyclists, Dharam Bahadur Lamichhane, informed that a group of cyclists had set out on a trip from the base camp to Thorangla Pass on Wednesday and from Thorangla Pass to Muktinath on Thursday.

According to him, the journey is planned to reach Marfa from Muktinath on Friday, Tatopani from Marfa on Saturday, Godepani from Tatopani on Sunday and Pokhara from Godepani on Monday. Chief District Officer Rabindra Prasad Acharya said that tourists have been allowed to reach Tilicho Lake and Thorangla Pass as per the favorable weather conditions.

"Tourists are allowed to move around when the weather is favorable. Security arrangements have also been made. We are also preparing to repair the road after the weather improves,”said Acharya.