Villages along Annapurna trekking circuit get internet

Myagdi, December 4

Villages along the Annapurna trekking circuit have benefited after internet service was installed there. As the tourist season has begun, hotels along the famous Annapurna trekking circuit have upgraded themselves with the wireless internet service — wi-fi — which they expect will help attract more guests.

Hotels in Biredhati, Ghandruk, Ghodepani and Tatopani, among others, along the Annapurna region have equipped themselves with this facility which they believe will be helpful to tourists visiting the area.

After Nepal Telecom set up ADSL and Wi-Max internet relay station there, the hotels here installed the services.

The hoteliers here believe that the number of guests has surged following the availability of this latest service in their hospitality.

“The free wi-fi is the prerequisite to any guest be it national or international, seeking an accommodation in the hotels here,” said Devendra Gurbuja, a tourism entrepreneur in Punhill. “Guests do not want to stay in hotels lacking wi-fi service,” explained Gurbuja.

It’s a delightful experience for any guest to surf the internet in the lap of nature and against the backdrop of the enthralling Himalayas, according to him.

The 3G mobile service has also recently reached Ghodepani and Tatopani.

The Annapurna region receives a large number of trekkers, standing at some 70,000 annually, according to statistics.