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December 7, 2020

‘Maurice Herzog trail’ to connect Annapurna base camp

  • Santosh Gautam
Annapurna base campMyagdi: Maurice Herzog trail has been constructed to connect Annapurna I camp at Annapurna rural municipality-4 in Myagdi.

The trekking trail named after the French citizen Maurice Herzog, who had climbed 8000 m high Mt Annapurna for the first time is being operated soon.

The representatives of rural municipality and tourism related organization have already accomplished on the spot study and research.

The rural municipality chairman Dambar Bahadur Pun said that publicity of the trail has been stressed to bring in more tourists to the base camp after 70 years of the Annapurna peak mountaineering.

The Maurice Herzog trail has been named for the trail that connects to the northern base camp of Annapurna I from Narchayang which is 8091 meters high.

This trail was supposed to be operated during “VisitNepal 2020, but was affected by Covid-19,”said Pun.

Pun also added that now the coordination has been maintained with tourism operators to bring in more tourists to the base camp of Annapurna I. French citizen Maurice Herzog had made his first successful attempt of Annapurna I in 1950.

Mt Everest was summited just three years after the ascent of Mt Annapurna. So, this peak can be considered to be oldest peak.

The Maurice time difficult and wild trail for Annapurna base camp will be new brand according to Sushil Paudel of Gandaki province.
The rural municipality has prepaed the trail map. The first tourism festival was also held at Narchayang for the publicity of the Annapurna base camp in the month of Magh.
Shelter, hotels and lodges for tourists have been managed all along the trail. Camping has been managed as an alternative for hotels and lodges.
The base camp be reached within three days from Narchyang via Chotepa, Humkhola and Bhusket. Fascinating waterfalls, Peaks, flora and fauna can be seen along this trail besides viewing the peaks according to chairman  Tej Gurung of conservation committee.

This trail is less risky and is going to be the shortest route to reach the Annapurna base camp. The new trail was discovered nine years ago.

The Annapurna base camp which 4500 meters high from sea level is replete with romantic natural sights. The image and shadow of peak can be seen inside the lake lying between dry hills and many peak ranges can be seen from this one point.

The lake is spread across 500 meters wide which is made out of melting ice of Annapurna and it gives a different impression of the trekking after seeing this lake and Annapurna peak.

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