Kaski, January 10
The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal’s Western Regional Association in Pokhara has conducted a study to search for a new trekking route that leads to Kahphuche glacial lake, in Kaski.
The glacial lake is located at a height of 2,450 metres in Madi Rural Municiplaity-1 of the district. The TAAN Western Regional Association Chair Deepak Raj Ahikari said they were looking for a new route to the glacial lake owing to its immense tourism prospects.
TAAN has completed the study and found a week-long trekking route that starts from Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City and passes through Armala, Aantighar Mauja, Thak, Tara Hill, Sikles and Hugu to the lake.
A research team has prepared a GPS map capturing villages, water sources and other geographical details along the trekking route.
Binaya Acharya, one of the team members and former secretary of TAAN Western Regional Association, Pokhara, said they would take initiatives to open the route and would complete the map and publish brochures in a few months.
The trekking trail lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area Project area. Tourism entrepreneurs say they plan to extend the trekking duration to 10 days by expanding the route to Manang via Dudhpokhari.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project Area Office, Parche, Chief Utsav Neupane said his office was extending all necessary support to manage the new trekking route.
TAAN Western Regional Association, Pokhara, executive member Ram Chandra Adhikari said they were preparing to open the new trekking route as existing trekking routes were disturbed by road network.
A version of this article appears in print on January 11, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.