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TAAN to identify new trekking routes in Khaptad

June 07 , 2013

TAAN to identify new trekking routes in Khaptad

A seven-member team of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has embarked on an exploration trip to Khaptad National Park in the far-western region.

According to Rana Bahadur Khadka, 1st vice president of TAAN, the exploration will begin from Talcha Airport in Mugu and head toward Bajura. “We will explore a new trekking trail to enter Khaptad National Park. We will then promote the trail by publishing maps, itinerary and a documentary film,” Khadka added.

The team comprises photographer, cartographer, report writer, TV crew and local media persons along with support staff.

From Talcha airport, the team will head toward Bajura via Sirkot, Sukhadhik and Kolti. Then it will enter Khaptad National Park. The journey then progresses toward Tamail, Budhakholi, Baaisdhara, Surmasarobar, Dhulichaur and Chainpur before ending at Dhangadhi.

“We will also conduct interaction with local stakeholders at three places – Dogadi, Chainpur and Dhangadhi,” added Khadka. “This will help us get suggestions from local stakeholders.”

This is the first time that TAAN is exploring new trekking trails in the far-western region. TAAN completed exploration of new trekking trail in Humla and Mugu and April. Last year,
it explored Lumba-Sumba area in the Kanchanjunga region, Lower Manaslu in the Manaslu region, Ruby Valley in the Ganesh Himal area and Dolpo in the mid-western region.