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.
A group of six adventurous Danish people decided to explore Manaslu this March and Explore Himalaya helped in organizing this trip for them from 26 March to 20 April 2012. Here is what our Danish Tour Leader Mr Hans Hjordt Hansen had to say after completion of their exhilarating trip “The trek guide Mr Nima Tamang was perfect so was the cook who served us very fine meals, the camping services were also ok, only the last three days of the trek had to be revised due to the road construction”
Ole Andersen and Ingrid Sorensen from Kipling Travels made a recce trip to Manaslu this Spring(February, 2012). Although they planned to complete the Manaslu circuit, they had to make a detour to Tsum Valley because of bad weather and heavy snowfall. Here are some of the amazing pictures from their trek. The trek Sirdar was Nima Tamang.
A village in Gorkha
About to take the trail upstream Macha Khola(river)
The trail up the river
'Laligurans' or Red Rhododendron blooms- Nepal's National Flower
Gray Langur found in Nepal's hills & mountains
Little lamas at Nyingmapa Monastery
A cultural programme in Sama Gaon
A family recieves the blessing from a village elder
Manaslu Festival was inaugurated yesterday in Gorkha district by the Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mr. Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma. Organized by the Nubri Culture and Youth Promotion Committee , the three-day festival will showcase the culture and heritage of the region through various cultural programs, horse races, archery competition etc. The organizers are expecting more than 2,000 domestic and foreign tourists to visit the event.
The meeting and handling was excellent. Our guide was fantastic, the best. The services at the lodges as well as meals during the trek were very good. The service of the support staff was excellent.