Kathmandu, April 25
Locals of Bihawar in Kavre district are organising a tourism fair from April 28 to 30.
“The test flight of paragliding was a success and we are ready to launch the sport activity commercially,” said Rameshwar Thapa, president of the Bihawar Area Tourism Fair Organising Committee.
According to Thapa, Kavre is the perfect getaway destination for Kathmandu residents looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and is also ideal for various leisure activities like cycling and trekking, among others.
Just 22 kilometres from Kathmandu, Bihawar is located at an altitude of 2,700 metres above sea level.
Those visiting the scenic area will be rewarded with the mesmerising view of the Himalayan range from Mt Everest, Mt Kanchanjunga, and Mt Gaurishankar in the east and Mt Ganesh, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Machapuchare in the west.
According to the organisers, local products, including agricultural produce, herbs and honey, will also be showcased and be available for sale during the fair.
“We are aiming to tap into the potential of developing Bihawar as a major paragliding destination, as Pokhara will soon ban the activity because of the international airport being constructed there,” said Purushottam Adhikari, secretary of the fair organising committee.
The trade fair is scheduled to be jointly inaugurated by Rabindra Adhikari, minister of culture, tourism and civil aviation and Gokul Baskota, state minister for ministry of communications and information technology.
A version of this article appears in print on April 26, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.