Country’s first accessible trail launched in Pokhara

Published On: April 1, 2018 08:16 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 1: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has introduced Deurali- Naudanda trail, the country’s first accessible trail, in association with local trail development committee. 

The trail has been inaugurated by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari amid a function organized in Pokhara on Saturday. 

The disabled-friendly trail, spanning 1.3 kilometer in length, forms an attractive section of a 14-kilometer-long hiking path in the ridge connecting Sarangkot to Naudanda and offers a view of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Manaslu range. 

Targeting to attract a strong segment of accessible tourists’ population, the trail has been built in Pokhara, cited a statement issued on Saturday. 

The trail will also have accessible washrooms and proper signage. According to the statement, all the concerned authorities have pledged more support in the coming fiscal year to lay the foundations to establish the trail as one of the best and leading trails of Asia.

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