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Mahabharat range getting trekking route

Mahabha-f-TimalKAWASOTI: A tourism trekking route is to be constructed covering the Mahabharat hill range. In the initial phase, a trekking route linking Gaidakot of Nawalparasi to Jhiruwa of Palpa is to be opened. The trekking route would straddle the Mahabharat hill in Nawalparasi and Palpa districts.
The site with historic and religious importance is equally rich in natural and cultural beauty. The Mahabharat range was ruled by the kings of the Sen dynasty when the country was divided into 22 and 24 principalities.
The area which will be covered by a new trekking route with five-day package offers scenic views of the lush green hills with heart touching experiences of the rich Magar culture, Devchuli Hill Conservation and Touristic Area Development Committee Vice Chair Heera Singh Reshmi Magar said.
A feasibility study for opening a route which will pass through Maulakalika, Hattigauda, Barchuli, Devchuli and Rudrapurgadhi of the Mahabharat range has been already completed. The route is a habitat to ghoral and it is the ‘best’ destination for tourism trekking, District Development Committee Nawalparasi Information Office Pushkar Kafle said.
Dense Magar settlements, scenic views of the Machhapuchhre and the Daulagiri peaks and Terai flat lands will provide pleasure for trekkers, he added.
The Local Development Committee Nawalparsi has praised local-level effort to develop infrastructure for tourism development. This would be a great support to local’s livelihood, Local Development Officer Ramuraj Kadariya said.
It may be noted that the government has allocated Rs one million for establishing the Gaidakot-Jhiruwa trekking route. Locals are excited over the inclusion of their development plan at the central level.

Published Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | 12:10 AM

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