Longest wasterfall of South Asia awaits conservation in Terhathum

TERHATHUM: The Hyatrung waterfall, arguably the longest one in South Asia, has been overshadowed for lack of its conservation and promotion.

The waterfall is 365 metre long and is located at the border of Isibu and Samdu VDCs in Terhathum district. It is assumed to be the longest waterfall in South Asia.

Although hundreds of thousands of rupees are spent for the development and promotion of tourism of this natural asset, no significant results have been seen in this regard.

The water in the cascade is reduced significantly during the dry season beginning with the winter as the people in settlements near its source channelise the water to irrigate their cardamom cultivation and farms.

Besides, the locals say that the water volume has decreased after the construction of the Myanglung-Sankranti road that passes through the head of the waterfall. The track of this road was opened last year.

Moreover, no significant efforts have been made to conserve origin of the waterfall.