TAAN to identify new trekking routes in Khaptad
June 07 , 2013
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.