TAAN unveils mapping of new trekking trails
The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has unveiled the mapping and VCD of new trekking routes in western Nepal.
Inaugurating the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of TAAN in the capital on Friday, Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sushil Ghimire formally released the mapping and VCD of new trekking routes.
The association has indentified and developed 12 new trekking routes in Humla, Mugu, Rara, Khaptad and Jaljala in the past two years.
The government has also waived the royalty for the mountain climbing in the mid and far-western regions in order to boost up tourism industry, RSS quoted Ghimire as saying.
“As mountain and trekking tourism are identities of Nepal, the government is committed to promote these sectors in corporation with the private sector,” he said.
On the occasion, the Association's Chairperson Mahendra Singh Thapa urged the government to focus on the development of trekking sector.
Meanwhile, TAAN will elect a 17-member executive committee through the AGM.
Jangbu Sherpa and Ramesh Dhamala are candidates for the Association’s presidency, while Mohan Lamsal and Keshav Pandey are the candidates for the post of senior vice-presidents.
Similarly, Ganesh Neupane and Kami Rinji Sherpa are vying for the post of first vice-president while Krishna Hari Khatri and Kul Bahadur Gurung are for the second vice-president's post.
Likewise, Anjan Kumar Thapa and Sagar Pandey are contesting for the post of general secretary, Nima Lama and Pasang Sherpa for secretary, Rajendra Prasad Sapkota and Gopal Babu Shrestha for treasurer and Ram Krishna Timilsina and Tilak Bahadur Thapa Magar for joint-treasurer of the Association. nepalnews.com