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TAAN explores new trail to Khaptad

June 30 , 2013

TAAN explores new trail to Khaptad

TAAN has completed exploration of a new trekking route that links Rara National Park in Mugu to Khaptad National Park.


A seven-member team led by Rana Bahadur Khadka, 1st vice president of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), had embarked on an exploration trip to mid and far western region on June 7. The team comprised of photographer, cartographer, report writer, TV crew and local media persons.


The trail begins from Talcha airport in Mugu and passes through Sirkot, Sukhadhik and Kolti of Bajura. It enters Khaptad National Park from Kolti and passes through Tamail, Budhakholi, Baaisdhara, Surmasarobar, Dhulichaur and Chainpur before ending at Dhangadhi.


The team held interaction with local stakeholders at Tamail and Chainpur.


“Tribeni and ashram of Khaptad Baba are the major attractions in Khaptad National Park. By exploring and promoting this trail, we hope to encourage tourists visiting Rara National Park to visit Khaptad National Park,” said Khadka. “We will prepare documentary, detailed itinerary and map to promote the trail.”


The trail offers magnificent views of mountain peaks like Api and Saipal.


This is the first time that TAAN has explored new trekking trails in the far-western region. TAAN completed exploration of new trekking trail in Humla and Mugu in 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.