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Trekking guide training underway at NATHM

January 23 , 2013

Trekking guide training underway at NATHM

A four-week trekking guide training is currently underway at Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). The training is being organized jointly by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and NATHM.

More than 300 aspirants from different member agencies are taking part in the training. The training, which started on January 2, will end on January 31.

The training covers issues like environment/waste management, tourism, culture, people of Nepal, religion, flora and fauna, health hygiene and sanitation, first aid, trekking and mountaineering, communication-english, history, geography, camp site management rock climbing theory, and mountaineering gear handling, among others.

TAAN has been organizing trekking guide training ever since its inception in a bid to produce trained manpower for the sector. Persons with minimum two years experience in trekking were eligible for the training.

The second batch of training starts on February 3.