Tourism potentials of Millennium Trek discussed

Millennium TrekStakeholders of the tourism industry have stressed the need to develop necessary infrastructures along the Millennium Trek and effectively promote it in national and international arena.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Sustainable Tourism Development in Millennium Trek’, they said the trail was still in shadow despite having immense potential for tourism development.

Opened in 2000, the trek begins from Dhorfirdi in Tanahun district and ends in Majhkot of Syangja. There are various view points along the trek that offer magnificent views of different snowcapped peaks. Visitors can enjoy various cultural activities like Ghatu, Sorathi, Kauda, Salaijo, Jhora, Dhado Bhaka and Krishna Charitra, among others. The entire trek can be completed in six days.

The organized was jointly organized by Maitri Buddha Tamu Samaj, Dhoreli Samaj and Millennium Trek Development and Management Committee. Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is the patron of the trek.

Addressing the program, Keshav Pandey, senior vice president of TAAN, said the association would help promote the trek in international market.

Presenting his working paper, Dambar KC, former president of TAAN Pokhara Chapter, informed the participants about works that have been done on the trek so far. He also presented SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity and threat) analysis of the trek.

Leela Bahadur Baniya, senior manager of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) also presented a working paper on ‘Nepal’s Tourism Policy and Tourism Planning Strategy’

Commenting on the working papers, Dr Ganesh Gurung, former member of National Planning Commission (NPC), said the trail management committee should first identify their target groups and devise promotional programs accordingly.

Constituent Assembly (CA) members from Tanahun, Kaski and Syangja districts and other local stakeholders also spoke on the occasion.

 

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