Nepal | August 05, 2020

Manaslu trekking route to reopen before Dashain

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
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Manaslu Trekking route

Tourists walk on their way to Larkepas, along the Manaslu Trekking route in Lipuvhir of Gorkha district on Monday, March 28, 2016. Photo: RSS

GORKHA: The popular Manaslu trekking route in Gorkha, which has remained blocked since the massive earthquake struck Nepal on April 25 last year, will now open for tourists before the Dashain festival.

The District Development Committee (DDC) informed a technical team, comprising District Technical Office engineer Lal Bahadur Gurung and members of the Political Consultation Committee, has been dispatched to reopen the route from Seti area of Thumi to Sardibas VDC before Nepal’s biggest festival starts.

“We have allocated Rs 5 million for reopening the trek route,” said DDC Planning and Administrative Official Satish Kumar Bhattarai adding, “We will use local manual workers to open the route soon.”

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