ACHHAM, June 12: A shorter trekking route leading to the touristic site Khaptad has been constructed here. The visitors using this route can reach Khaptad in three hours. It starts from Unisaina of Sanfebagar municipality-12 in the district.
The trail has been constructed with the financial assistance of one million rupees provided by the Sanfebagar municipality. The locals of Khaptad had taken initiation for the trail construction. This route is the shortest one among other trekking routes leading to Khaptad from Achham, Harka Rawal, a local, said.
It took around five or six hours to walk to Khaptad using the other routes. The number of visitors to Khaptad using this route has also increased, operator of Unisaina Tourism Service Centre, Bhim Rawal, said. He said 20 visitors use this route daily to go to Khaptad.
Before this hardly 20 tourists used this route in a month, Rawal added. Meanwhile, homestay service has also been started at Unisaina with the financial assistance of Rs 500 thousand provided by the municipality.