International tourists travelling into the scenic interior of Nepal will soon be able to experience a pair of new trekking trails providing a fresh perspective on the unique country.
The eco-friendly trekking trails are being created by Nepal’s tourism authorities as part of an infrastructure development project.
One trail will connect Dakchhinkali with Sundarijal, while the other will run between Budanilkantha and Gosaikunda, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) announced.
The tourism ministry has invited contractors to submit bids to develop the trails, with the government intending to complete the Mulkharka-Borlang Bhanjyang section of the Dakchhinkali-Sundarijal trail, and the Sagarkunda-Rauchuli section of the Budanilkantha-Gosaikunda trail, by the end of the current tax year.
Prakash Raghubanshi, the scheme’s project manager, said the eco-friendly aspects of the development will include the use of stone as opposed to sand.
It is a “major challenge” to save as many trees as possible given that the proposed trails pass through deep woodland, the spokesperson added, while also revealing that the next construction phase is dependent on additional budget being allocated.
Other new trekking trails in Nepal are also said to be imminent thanks to private sector investment designed to drive up the numbers arriving at the country’s international airport. Britons travelling from airports such as Heathrow or Stansted will now have more reasons to visit the beautiful and diverse landscape.