TAAN gives inputs on implementation of GHT
December 03 , 2014
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has given its
inputs for the development and implementation of Great Himalaya Trail.
In a meeting organized by Planning and Evaluation Division of
the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) at the ministry’s
office in Simhadurbar on December 2, TAAN President Ramesh Prasad Dhamala and
CEO Gangasagar Pant said GHT should be developed and promoted as a global
The meeting was chaired by tourism secretary Suresh Man
The ministry has assigned the responsibility of identifying
necessary components for the effective development and promotion of GHT to
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). The ministry has asked to
submit its suggestions in the next meeting.
In the program,
Wouter Schkalen, Tourism Portfolio
Manager of SAMARTH/NMDP, made a presentation on concepts for promotion of GHT.
GHT is one of the longest and
highest trekking trails in the world. It covers the Nepal section of the
Himalayas starting from Taplejung in the east to Darchula in the west. It
stretches over a distance of 1,700 km.