Kathmandu: Ghalegaun popular for homestay among domestic and foreign tourists is open now and ready to welcome the visitors by following health-related safety protocols.
The decision to open Ghalegaun was taken according to the government’s stance to go ahead for rural tourism despite the Coronavirus pandemic said chair of the tourism management committee of Ghalegaun Prem Ghale.
When the nationwide lockdown was imposed to curb the Covid-19 the visitors to Ghalegaun were also restricted and it could not open until recently for fear of increasing load of Coronavirus.
Although safety measures are adopted by all visitors before visiting this village, yet those suffering from slight symptoms of Coronavirus are suggested not to visit Ghalegaun.
The homestay in Ghalegaun is open with the provision for two persons to stay in one room by maintaining social distance, using masks, sanitizer, washing hands with soap. It was decided to open homestays after a long hiatus that had adversely affected all homestays.
The cultural activities such as Ghantu, Sorathi, Serka, Krishnacharitra, and Ghabre will not be exhibited at this time.
The Ghalegaun homestay that started from 2057 BS has now a total of 37 homestays. The visitors can see Ghaleugaun museum, tea garden, Gorkhapark, a statue of the last Gurung king, the temple of seven virgin girls, well, various meadows, and traditional houses besides seeing snow-capped mountain ranges in the surrounding.
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