Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly launched map a new trekking trail in the Kanchanjunga region in Eastern Nepal on Friday.
A mobile application of the new trail was also launched on the occasion.
The new trail is a part of Action Research on Promoting Innovative Livelihood through ICT Assisted Tourism Project in Taplejung.
On the occasion, Tourism Secretary Maheshwar Neupane and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) CEO Deepak Raj Joshi also launched map, poster and app of the new trail.
Making a presentation on the trail, Dr Anu Kumari Lama, tourism specialist of ICIMOD, said that the project helps to diversify the livelihood of the locals by integrating agriculture and tourism by using technology. “This newly developed tourism product is an associate tourism trail within the existing trail of Pathibhara Pilgrimage trail, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking, Lumba Sumba Adventure trekking, Tinjure- Milkey- Jaljale Rhododendron Trail and other many more cultural and natural heritage trails of Taplejung District,” she added.
Consultant of ICIMOD, Bachhu N Shrestha, said that the purpose of the action research is to increase access to and enhance livelihood opportunities of the marginalized mountain communities of Taplejung area via ICT assisted tourism product.
TAAN President Chandra Rijal, general secretary Karna Lama, among others, were present at the program.