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October 5, 2020

Himal sight seeing by climbing up tree house

Humakant Pokharel

Tamghas: The tree-house constructed at Gulmi’s Rusung rural municipality-7, Unayachor is silent now due to lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic where as many as 13000 tourists used to come daily previously to get a sight of Himal from the top of this tree-house.

The tree-house launched last year had suddenly risen to limelight after tourists arriving here outnumbered. The tree-house around 15 meters high was built on a Salla tree by using various technical methods and materials.

The tree-house was built by the forest division office with the financial assistance of the provincial government 5. It is seven km far away from Tamghas. The ladder is around 10 meters high. Himali ranges, various districts such as Arghakhanchi, Baglung, and Pyuthan can be seen from this tree-house.

Everyone who visits this tree-house enjoys natural beauty. The people from Dang, Pyuthan, Rupandehi, Kaski, Syangja, Baglung, and Arghakhanchi have been flocking to this site according to the tree-house manager Ghanshyam Panthi.

The number of visitors to this place suddenly dwindled after the lockdown was imposed. “Sometimes ago we sold tickets worth Rs 13000, but now it is empty and silent, ” said Panthi. Hardly around 50 visitors daily come to visit this site said he which he says has discouraged him.

The amount of money collected from this tree-house has been saved by the temple management committee. One staff has been appointed to take care of the tree-house. It is hoped that the visitors would again flock around the tree-house once the lockdown is eased.

The Resunga municipality has prepared a master plan for the tree-house. The tree-house will be utilized as a transit point for the Resunga circuit by incorporating all touristic areas of Resunga according to municipality administration chief officer Bhakti Ram Marasini.

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