New 'Nepal Border to Border Through Hike' trekking route connects Indian Border to China

Published On: January 30, 2024 04:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A trekking route has been prepared to connect the Indian border to China.

Tourism businessman and chairman of Earthbound Expeditions Pvt Ltd Rajan Simkhada announced a new trekking route on Monday, connecting Khunuwa Pass in neighboring India to Kerung Pass in China.

Named as 'Nepal Border to Border Thru Hike', this new trekking route covers the terrain from the Terai in the lower part of Nepal through various historical terrains of the mountains to the Kerung Pass connecting the high Himalayan region of Rasuwa with China.

This trekking route was searched by the team of tourism entrepreneur Simkhada, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of his trekking company Earthbound Expeditions Pvt The team includes American hiker Mike Ovester, who have visited Nepal six to eight times, native bikers Chetan Rai and Kazi Sherpa.

The team covered a total of 440 km long trekking route from Khunuwa at India border at Kapilvastu Taulihawa to the path where Lord Buddha walked, Ramapithecus Park, Palpa Tansen, Aryabhanjyang, Keladighat, Ghiring, Sising to Tanahun Bandipur, then Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa to Kerung Pass in China. It took 17 days to complete the journey.

Simkhada mentioned that the new trekking route, connecting Rasuwa Kerung Pass in the Himalayan region at an altitude of 3,700 meters to the Terai area of Nepal at a height of 60 meters, can be operated throughout the year. The route passes through historical and tourist destinations in various districts of the mountainous region.

He said that this trekking route, which can be walked in different sections according to one's liking, will be completed in about 20 days if it is operated professionally. Homestays and small hotels and camps in various villages can be used to visit this trekking route at a low cost, which has great potential to make tourists happy by providing a lot of entertainment.

According to Simkhada, this trekking route was discovered after two years of preparation. He said that only homestays and small hotels were used during the 17 days of trekking.

It is claimed that this trekking route is very suitable to inform the foreign tourists traveling through Nepal from India and China about the culture and tourism of Nepal.

According to him, the commercial operation of this trekking route is possible for 3500 US dollars for 20 days.

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