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Scrapping of provision of special permit for Manaslu area sought

February 23 , 2006

Scrapping of provision of special permit for Manaslu area sought

Tourism entrepreneurs say that the provision of special permit for the Manaslu area has hampered the promotion of tourism in the region.

According to a news report published in a daily, seven Village Development Committees situated in the northern part of Gorkha district have been included in the Manaslu Conservation Area for the last nine years. As home to many species of flora and fauna and Buddhist monasteries, the area offers scenic view for tourists. This is the area where Mt. Manaslu lies.

A foreign tourist has to pay US$ 75 per week for entering the area from December to August. He/she has to pay additional amount of US$ 15 during September to November. Besides, tourists have to pay Rs. 2000 as entrance fee to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project that looks after the management aspect of the area.