Thursday, 23rd October 2014

Health camps set up on Goisainkunda trekking routes for Janai Purnima


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Health camps have been set up along the different routes to Gosaikunda from Dhunche, the starting point of most treks.

A large number of Hindu devotees from Nepal and India make pilgrimages to the sacred lake on Janai Purnima which falls on Sunday this year. Gosaikunda is located at an elevation of 4,380 meters.

The free health camps were set up to provide health check-up services to the pilgrims on their way to Gosainkunda, Sanjib DM, chairman at the Gosainkunda Area Development Committee (GADC), says.

According to DM, Kathmandu-based Green City Hospital has set up a health camp at Syaphru and Nepal Army will run a health camp at Cholangpati, from where the final leg of the journey -- a challenging steep trek up Lauribinayak  which reaches 4,610 meters -- starts.

Gosainkunda Himalayan Rescue Association and local health workers have already started awareness campaigns and will provide oxygen to those at risk of altitude sickness.  

GADC has urged the public to visit the Gosainkunda without any hesitation as it has made arrangements for health camps and temporary sheds.

The Langtang National Park office has urged pilgrims not to cut down tree branches, even for using as walking sticks.


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