TAAN unveils three new trekking trails

Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has unveiled three trekking routes — Humla-Rara, Rara-Khaptad and Jaljala Trek — in mid and far western development regions.
Sushil Ghimire, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), launched maps and promotional DVDs of the new trails during the 35th annual general meeting of TAAN held on Friday. Continue reading

TAAN to study trekking trails

KATHMANDU: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is all set to start exploring two new trekking trails — Great Buddhist Master’s Trail and Mahabharat Rhododendron Trail — in the Timal region of Kavre district, from August 19.
“We will study the trail for two weeks. The trek will start from Timal region of Kavre district and go around Mahabharat range,” said general secretary of TAAN Mohan Lamsal.
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TAAN to explore new trekking routes in Khaptad

A seven-member team of Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is embarking on an exploration trip to Khaptad National Park in the far-western region on Friday.
According to a press statement issued on Wednesday, the team comprises of photographer, cartographer, report writer, TV crew and local media persons along with support staff. Continue Reading→

Valley to get new trekking route soon

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has been working on developing a new trekking route connecting the four hills in the Kathmandu valley.
The Tourism Infrastructure Development Project, under the ministry, is trying to develop a new trekking route connecting the four hills — Phulchowki, Shivapuri, Champadevi and Chandragiri — surrounding the Kathmandu valley, according to project chief Prakash Raghubanshi.The estimated 38-km trekking route will also be connected with radial routes, he said. Continue Reading→

Alternative trail along Annapurna circuit mulled

POKHARA, April 23: For those dismayed over the construction of a motorable road along the Annapurna trekking circuit, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is mulling an alternative walking trail stretching along the Annapurna circuit. Continue reading

TAAN to explore Humla

Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has initiated the process of exploring new trekking routes in Humla district.

Issuing a press statement on Sunday, TAAN sayid a seven-member team led by Rana Bahadur Khadka, its 2nd vice president, is leaving for Humla on April 2. The team will trek Nepalgunj-Hisla-Mugu route for 23 days before returning back to Nepalgunj. Continue reading

ACAP identifies alternative trekking trails

BAGLUNG, Feb 28: The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has identified alternative trekking trails in the famous Annapurna Region. ACAP started exploring new trails after popular trails in the region were shortened with the construction of motorable roads. Continue reading

Govt to develop two eco-friendly trekking trails

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) is developing two eco-friendly trekking trails as a part of its tourism infrastructure development project.

Once the new trails are developed, Dakchhinkali will be connected with Sundarijal and Budanilkantha with Gosaikunda. Continue reading

Trekking entrepreneurs optimistic about new trails

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Although the growth rate of trekkers slowed in 2012, entrepreneurs are optimistic about business prospects in the upcoming season as they have been receiving encouraging enquiries and bookings on newly developed trekking trails.

Mohan Lamsal, who just returned after participating in Travel and Adventure Show 2013 in US, told Republica that enquiries on newly developed trekking trails were overwhelming. Continue reading