Chimkhola : The Raghuganga Rural Municipality, Ward No. 7, Chimkhola, has shown active participation in the development and promotion of the Dhaulagiri Icefall trekking route as a tourist destination. Under the leadership of Club President Praveen Budha, the youth club has established an Information Center with a informational board at the Icefall base camp.
The club members, including President Budha, Vice President Sandeep Tilija, Joint Secretary Anoj Garbuja, tourism entrepreneur Kushal Paija, and club members Aman Pun, Vishesh Budha, Thaman Garbuja, Nisan Garbuja, and Obindra Garbuja, have also set up a viewing center at Kali Barah Tal and Seti Nini Chahara.
Kali Barah Tal, located at an altitude of 3,500 meters, is a major tourist attraction along the Dhaulagiri Icefall trekking route. The local community in the Kali Barah area also practices worship rituals at the lake. The club has previously established a welcome board and a viewing center at places like Sovangdhuri and Pani Daakne Danda.
Praveen Budha, the club president, expressed the importance of their initiatives in promoting and developing the Dhaulagiri Icefall trekking route as a major tourist destination. He mentioned the establishment of the Information Center with a focus on promoting the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Despite the challenges, including budget constraints, the club has actively conducted programs to raise awareness and promote the Icefall trekking route. Budha emphasized the need for further budget allocation from the government for proper infrastructure and promotion.
Dhruv Paija, the coordinator of the Icefall trekking route development project, highlighted the difficulties faced due to lack of proper estimates when allocating the budget. He stressed the importance of additional budget allocation to address challenges in constructing safe pathways, especially in areas prone to landslides and floods.
Thak Prasad Paija, the Ward Chairman of Raghuganga Rural Municipality-7, Chimkhola, highlighted the potential of the Icefall trekking route and the need for collaboration between the local and federal governments to ensure its success. He emphasized the importance of safety measures and the construction of necessary infrastructure.
Despite challenges, the Icefall trekking route, including places like Seti Nini Chahara, Kali Barah Tal, and others, continues to attract tourists with its natural beauty and cultural significance. The club’s efforts and collaboration with local authorities aim to further enhance the trekking experience and promote the region as a prominent tourist destination.