Kathmandu: Jack from the World Vegan Organization, who came to visit the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri community trail at Tikot for the first time with foreign guests, was mesmerized by the natural beauty of Tikot village.
The face of Tikot village has changed due to the foreign and domestic tourists coming to Bamran through the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri community trekking trails which have been put into operation covering various rural settlements of Myagdi and Parbat.
Keshamaya Magar, the former vice president of Annapurna Rural Municipality, said that this village in Annapurna Rural Municipality-7 of Myagdi is becoming a center of attraction for tourists after being connected by both the road network and the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri community trek trail.
Chitra Tilija Pun, manager of the trail, said that the number of tourists visiting this trail, which has been in operation for five years, is increasing. With the initiative of social activist Mahavir Pun and the financial support of the Small Business Development Program, the trail that has been put into operation covering the rural parts of seven villages of Myagdi and two villages of Parbat has attracted more tourists from Germany, America, Australia, Britain, Israel, France and other countries.
Manager Pun said that tourists are attracted by the picturesque snow chains of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and other mountains visible from the trails, natural beauty, lifestyle of the Magar community, community spirit, found on the footpath, cattle rearing and sheep rearing, etc.
The income from tourists will be spent on village community development, education, health institution operation, tourism infrastructure construction, etc. Tourists are also excited.
The trail, starts from the winding lake of Piple and passes through Parvat’s Banskhark, Dandakteri, Myagdiko Nagi, Hampal Danda, Mahredanda, Tikot via Khiwang and Mohredanda, Ghorepani, Khopralek, Narchang and ends at Bhurung Tatopani.
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