Ghorepani Poon hill trekking trail upgraded

Published: November 16, 2015

Local lodge/hotel and tourism entrepreneurs of Ghorepani have come together to upgrade one of the short, easy and popular trekking tail of Nepal Ghorepani  Poonhil.

In the past three years, more than Rs. 7 million has been spent in improving the condition of the trekking route, according to Ghorepani Hotel Management Committee. Last year, the committee had received Rs. 500,000 (around USD $5000) from the District Development Committee, and the remaining was contributed by the entrepreneurs.

The upgrading work was carried out in the 700 meters of Ghorepani - Poonhil trail, 400 meters of Ghorepani - Shikha route and 200 meters of Ghorepani - Tikhedhunga route, said chairperson of the Committee Junu Pun. Work is still underway in the three kilometer Ghorepani - Ghandruk route.

The committee has been collecting funds including annual tax raised by the hotel, lodge, tourist tax and donations.

The Ghorepani region receives some 30,000 tourists every year. There are 22 well-equipped hotel/lodges in Ghorepani with an investment of more than Rs. 5 million. Ghorepani was opened to tourists in 1970.