An exploratory program in Dhorpatan, jointly initiated by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), UNDP-MEDEP and Nepal Tourism Board is underway. On 13th May a 17-member team left for Dhorpatan on a mapping and exploratory trip. The team comprises of representatives from TAAN, NTB, UNDP-MEDEP and local organizations along with videographers, photographers and a cartographer. The team will conduct feasibility study on new tourism destinations , develop a trekking route map and collect information about the local community, available services, hospitality, etc. The team will also shoot promotional videos , while on location.
The expenditure for the program is estimated at Rs 1,079,500. TAAN and NTB are contributing 15 percent and 25 percent of the total cost respectively, while the rest will be borne by UNDP-MEDEP.