Construction of a new trekking route to the popular tourist destination of Ghodepani from Ambot of Parbat has begun. The trekking route from Ambota of Kusma municipality-3 passes through Durlung and Mahabhir.
Presently, the route to Ghodepani is from Birethanti and Myagdi. The construction of the new route would help one take a round of Annapurna via Ghodepani. Member of Parliament Padam Giri laid the foundation of the construction of the new trekking route at a function held at Bharati gaon in Kusma-3.
The new trekking route starts from Ambota and one can reach there from Pokhara in one hour. A home stay has also been initiated in the midst of the new trekking route. The canoeing site at Mahabhir falls in Durlung has been initiated last year, providing an option for canoeing to the visiting tourists, said local campaigner Golman Gurung.
The Tourism Ministry has allocated Rs. 5 million for the trekking route this fiscal year. Some 3,500 meters of the trekking route will be completed within this fiscal, said Gurung.
MP Giri said Durlung, which has been included in the 100 tourist destinations of the country, could become a popular destination if canoeing service could become regular. The new trekking route will, upon completion, help increase the number of tourists to Durlung and also help prosper the villages.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.