RUKUM: Two new trails have been opened to reach Sisne Himal of the Kanjirowa Mountain Range in Rukum.“A total of 8-km route has been constructed with the first phase budget while the remaining construction will start soon,” said Dhan Bahadur Khatri, Chairman of Tourism Development and Environment Conservation Centre, Pipal.The total under-construction 15-km route starts from Melgairi Shahidpark of Jamunkatte.According to Khatri, they were planning to complete 8.5-km hiking trail up to the wetlands located at Pipal-8 till the end of this fiscal. This trekking route extends to Jhijhigara Lake, which will be the centre point of Bafikot and other VDCs of the district, informed the committee.
According to Mangali Khatri, treasurer of the committee, the total spending was Rs. 1.2 million, of which Rs 1 million was received from tourism office Bhairahawa, under the Ministry of Culture and Civil Aviation and around Rs. 2 lakh from the Environment Conservation Centre.
Meanwhile, Gopal KC, a member of district tourism development committee said that they were preparing to build trekking route with well-equipped ladder to Sisne Himal from Syarputal of Bafikot.
Of the total nine kilometres, four-kilometre route has been constructed whereas the construction of 5-km-long trek is all set to start.
A large number of people have been impatiently waiting to see and climb Sisne Himal after it was opened a year ago.
However, the trekking trail was too risky and narrow then, hence, it required maintenance.
Source: The Himalayan Times
Date: 19 June, 2014
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