TAAN completes Humla exploration
May 17 , 2013
Trekking Agencies’ Association of
Nepal (TAAN) has completed exploration of Humla region.
A seven-member team, led by Rana
Bahadur Khadka, 1st
vice president of TAAN, had left Kathmandu on
April 2 to explore new trekking routes in Humla district.
According to Khadka, the team
flew to Simikot from Nepalgunj and trekked toward Hilsa – the bordering village
along Nepal-China border – and ended the trek at Talcha airstrip of Mugu.
“We have explored some side
trails for the Great Great Himalaya Trail. We will recommend a new trekking
itinerary for the Humla-Mugu region,” Khadka said. “We will also prepare map of
the area plus a documentary to promote the area.”
The team had initially planned to
unveil the trek on May 29, which is observed as International Sagarmatha Day. “Now
we will unveil the trail and the promotional materials during our annual
general meeting,” added Khadka.
TAAN has been organizing a series
of exploration trips in recent years. Last year, it explored Lumba-Sumba area
in the Kanchanjunga region, Lower Manaslu in the Manaslu region and Dolpo in
the mid-western region.