A training on Homestay and Small Lodge Management has been organized by SNV as part of its ‘High Impact Tourism and Training Programme’(HITT). HATT(Himalayan Academy of travel & Tourism) is the logistic organizer of the programme. The training which began on 19th July is held at Kakani. Training is being imparted to locals from Manaslu, Kakani, Gorkha, Khotang and Nuwakot, who run homestays or small lodges. The objective of the training is to give enterprising locals from these areas the know-how of operating and managing homestays for tourists. Training the locals on Homestay Management will help in developing these areas as tourist destinations where comfortable and basic accommodation and other services will be offered to tourists visiting these areas. A total of 31 participants (26 from Manaslu Area) are receiving training from experts.