TAAN Regional Association developing short trekking routes

20th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, Mar 20: The Annapurna trekking route is one of the famous throughout the world. However, the number of tourists interested in trekking has been reduced due to the use of motorbikes. Trekking Agencies Association Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association has been looking to develop short distance trekking routes for domestic tourists and foreigners coming to Nepal.

TAAN has earmarked the way to the tour of Siran to extend the stay of tourists. TAAN is planning to develop trekking route upto 8 km from Pamey, Pokhara, Chapakot Ghardi and Palmichi to Bhumikot. Chairman of TAAN Western Regional Association Pokhara, Deepak Adhikari said that it is suitable for travelers looking for shorter treks.

Adhikari said that 70 percent of the tourists coming from Britain, United States, Europe and the UK are interested in trekking. He said that tourists who would like to travel for short time, would travel in this route for two days and one night. From this way, the scenic view of the Fewa Lake, mountains and beautiful surroundings of Pokhara can be seen.

Pame, Chapakot Ghaderi, Palaiche, and Bhimidikot can be reached in about 3 hours. Tourists will be able to see houses of traditional Nepali culture, village structures and surroundings. To visit this route, from Pokhara to Pamey can be reached at 8 km in the motor and 8 km by trekking . Tourists can enjoy here by travelling forests and staying in homestays.