Rafting at Humla-Karnali (Photo feature)

March 19, 2018 08:36 AM Janak Bahadur Shahi

MARCH 19: Karnali Rafting and Adventure Private Limited Kailali collaborating with Humla Rafting and Water travel service started rafting from Humla’s famous pilgrimage Kharpunath Shiva Temple upto Yangchu corner from Saturday.

This will be helpful for increasing tourism attraction of Kharpunath as well. Even though Kharpunath has same importance and cultural beliefs as Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Badrinath and Kedarnath, it is still not being able to attract much of the tourists. Its location and lack of advertisement could be the reason for its backwardness. Rafting started from Saturday would help increase tourism and would experience other development says Karna Bahadur Rawal, chairman of Kharpunath Rural municipality.

During the inauguration, Chief District Officer Netra Prasad Sharma added that if rafting could go with the flow and safely then internal as well as external tourism would be increasing.

After the inauguration, CDO Sharma along with Simikot rural municipality’s chair Padam Bahadur Lama, Kharpunath rural municipality’s chair Karna Bahadur Rawal viewed the site and enjoyed the rafting route.

Buddhiram Budha, Manager of Humla Rafting said that rafting in the Karnali is the most pleasant and enjoyable comparatively with other rivers hence government should be realizing about its tourism capability. 

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