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Gateway to Mt Everest : Road reaches Khumbu

SOLUKHUMBU: Khumbu in Solukhumbu district, the gateway to Mt Everest, has been connected to road network.

Chief Minister of State 1, Sherdhan Rai, on Tuesday inaugurated the road linking Selleri to Kharikhola of Khumbu Pasanglhamu-1 via Mapyadudhkoshi rural municipality.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Rai expressed commitment that the state government would make arrangement of necessary budget for the expansion of road from Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality to Chaurikharka rural municipality.

He said that the construction of the road would help promote domestic tourism as well as increase the number of foreign tourists there.

Earlier, domestic and foreign visitors were found stranded in Lukla for weeks due to bad weather at Tenzing Hillary Airport as there was no road to Khumbu.

The Chief Minister also announced to declare the Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality as ‘Tourism rural municipality’, and rewarding it. The rural municipality was able to bring in 50,000 domestic and foreign tourists every year.

(Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu Valley. Photo Credit: Kimkim)

Published Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 12:02 AM

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