Pokhara: Pokhara Cannoning in Machhapuchhre Gaonpalika-9 of Kaski has resumed after seven months by bringing health-related security measures.
Even though the risk of coronavirus epidemic is high, it is being operated in full compliance with the health vigilance standards, said operator Ram Gurung.
“Now we have to think about Coronavirus as to how to avoid it rather than always being in a state of panic. There is no alternative to reviving tourism and make it economically viable, so the canonization has been opened by meeting the standards of health care,” Gurung said.
He informed that the canonization has been opened keeping in view of the desires of the domestic tourists who have been in the same routine for a long time and are interested in adventure sports.
He said that the cannoning will be done in a completely safe environment by providing the necessary equipment and health materials such as masks, sanitizer for cannoning.
Canyoning has been in operation in Pokhara since 2014. There are two 75 and 45 meter high beautiful waterfalls for canyoning at Kudi Chhahra below Lwanghalel village, about 22 km from Harichowk in Pokhara.
Those who are interested in adventure sports are physically and mentally ready. They are separated into ‘beginners’ and ‘professionals’ and an environment is created to enjoy the water in the waterfall.
Arrangements have also been made to show and teach demonstration for those who want to do it for the first time. There are seven guides for that. According to Gurung, before Covid-19, 3,000 people used to experience canyoning annually.
There are three-tier packages for cannoning, with only canonization, day trips, and overnight trips ranging from Rs 2,400 to Rs 4,900.
The Gandaki state government has made public 110 new tourist destinations including various tourist destinations in 11 districts under the state and also listed adventure tourist destinations.
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