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Great Himalayan trekking trails to boost Nepal tourism

PTI Kathmandu | Updated on September 28, 2011 Published on September 28, 2011

Nepal has launched four trekking trails in a bid to boost foreign visitors and the economy, which is still reeling under the impact of a decade-long Maoist-led insurgency that ended in 2006.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) launched the trekking trails — the Great Himalayan Trail — as the country marked World Tourism Day with several functions in the capital yesterday.

The GHT, the longest and highest trekking trail in the world, extends from Darchula in the far west to Taplejung in the east.

Mr Ganesh Raj Sharma, the Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, unveiled the 150 day-long trail at a function in the capital.

The country has launched Nepal Tourism Year 2011 in January in a bid to attract one million visitors to the country.

The four new trails include Nagi-Narchyang Trail from Myagdi to Parvat district, Dhorpatn Trail from Myagdi to Baglung district, Panchpokhari Trail in Sindhupalchowk district and Lower Solu Trail in Solukhumbu district in eastern Nepal.

Published on September 28, 2011
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