TAAN Pokhara conducts promotional visit program for new trekking route

6th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Mar 06: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara has conducted an exploration and promotional program to connect Birethanti to Tadapani with a new alternative trekking route in Kaski district of Province 4. The program was conducted in association with Annapurna Rural Municipality and Nepal Tourism Board.

As most of the trekking trails in Nepal have been overlapped by dusty motorable roads, TAAN Pokhara has explored this new route. The new route touches the popular Ghandruk-Ghorepani route in Tadapani which is also a starting point of Hidden Lake Trek that also was explored by TAAN Pokhara in 2016.

According to TAAN Pokhara Secretary Sushil Raj Paudel, they are going to develop a new trekking route as almost all the trekkers always want something new instead of crowded and dusty off roads walk. "TAAN is joining its hands with local stakeholders and government agencies to promote a alternative route," he added. The new route begins from Birethati and goes through Dangsing, Mohoria/Tamu village, Tham Danda, Phurke Danda and also Brej Meshro Lake which is a most popular attraction of this route before reaching to Tadapani.

The view of long Annapurna range, dense forest, rhododendron trees, waterfalls, conventional buffalo shades, wild life including flora and fauna also are the attractions of this route. In this context, the exploration team has marked the altitude and longitude of various points of the route to develop a map and brochures before kicking off the regular trekking in this route. According to TAAN Pokhara executive member Ramchandra Adhikari, the professional trekking in this route will begin only after some widening and maintenance that is to carry out by the local stakeholders and villagers. ‘TAAN will help to install signage along the confusing points of the route," he said.

TAAN Pokhara Chairman Deepak Raj Adhikari informed that the organization is planning to connect this new route to the Hidden Lake Trek that begins from Tadapani and goes through Dobato, Pune, Hidden Lake, Tribung and Chhomrong that situates along the popular Annapurna Base Camp trek. According to TAAN, if these two trails are connected, trekkers could enjoy for more than a week in this area. Owner of Hotel Super View Top, Ganga Bahadur Gurung, said that the hotel entrepreneurs in Tadapani are ready to develop and promote this newly explored trekking route.

Secretary Paudel, executive member Adhikar, Prakash Bastakoti, Jagan BK, Mansing BK, Deepak Gurung, Amrit Neupane, Lila Subedi and Chudamani Sapkota and journalist Rup Narayan Dhakal were the members of the exploration team.