Snowfall in Gorkha’s upper belt

Published On: December 5, 2023 10:53 AM NPT By: RSS

GORKHA, Dec 5: The northern belt of Gorkha district has been witnessing snowfall since Monday night.

Chum and Nubri valleys located in the upper hilly region of the district received snowfall, according to chairman of Chumnubri Rural Municipality, Nima Lama.

Chumchet and Chhekampar of Chum valley and Lho, Prok and Samagaon of Nubri valley were covered with snow, causing severe cold.

Hotel entrepreneur at Samdo, Nima Dorje Lama, said that the snowfall has caused sheer inconvenience to daily life. Grazing cattle and collecting grass and fodder has been difficult.

The people are also facing problems with drinking water as water has frozen at its source.

Especially the elderly people, children and sick ones are hit hard by the chill.

The Samdo village is located at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level. A local Chhang Dorje Lama said that the highlands of the mountain region were blanketed with snow.

The snowfall has also caused difficulty in the movement of foreign and domestic trekkers.

The Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) office said the tourists who arrived in the Manaslu area were bound to stay inside hotels.

However, the farmers here have been elated with the snowfall as it would be beneficial for winter crops and fruits.


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