Rara Observation Tour remained very effective: Dilli Gautam

Dilli Gautam, Chairman, NATTA Pokhara.

Dilli Prasad Gautam is the Chairman of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) Western Regional Association Pokhara. NATTA Pokhara has just concluded a six-day observation tour to Nepal’s largest Lake Rara. We have chitchatted about that trip with Gautam. Excerpts:

How was the trip to Rara that NATTA launched to promote domestic tourism in Nepal?
The effect of the tour remained very positive and fruitful too. We also held an interaction in Surkhet and discussed various factors relating to tourism promotion. Direct flights to Kathmandu and Pokhara from Surkhet and cooperation among the tourism entrepreneurs from Surkhet and Pokhara regions were the key concerns of the locals.

What was the reason that Rara was chosen as a destination of NATTA observation tour?
Pokhara always has been discussed as a tourism hub for years when it has com the matter of tourism promotion in western region but we thought differently since last year and NATTA team had visited Bardia area to promote the domestic tourism but we went for Rara this time even for celebration of Ghimphir Barsha.

There is Pokhara Tourism Council in Pokhara as an umbrella organization of tourism related institutions from this town but why did NATTA unilaterally launch this observation campaign?
We had included representatives and executives from various tourism related organizations in our touring team though the main host was NATTA. Representatives from Nepal Tourism Board and tourism travel entrepreneurs were also present in the trip. More than that, NATTA has been launching such trip since 2004 and the Rara journey was one of the segments of our series of FAM trip.

What do you think- could Rara be a one of the popular destinations for domestic tourists?
Of course; so, we also picked Rara as our destination because of the scores of inquiries that we have been facing as travel agents from domestic and international tourists every day. We actually want to know in depth about Rara and the route to that destination to design the packages too.

Is there any problem to get to Rara and accommodating in the region?
There are very few number of lodges and hotels around Rara Lake. The route is also not so smooth. There is a need of improvement on road and accommodating part. At the same time, Surkhet region can be hub for the pilgrims and tourists who want to visit to holy site Mount Kailash area.

Published on: April 28, 2017 8:09 pm

2 Comments on Rara Observation Tour remained very effective: Dilli Gautam

  1. The trekking starts from the flight to Simikot Jumla via Nepalgunj. The trail is characterized by the unique and innocent cultured people mainly of the Brahmin Chhetri and Thakuri origin. Observing the unique culture and refreshing your mind in the uphill as well as downhill trekking along the trails surrounded by the green lush forests, green pastured hills and the rivers would make your trekking experience the memorable one. Once you have reached the vicinity of the Rara Lake the mere view of the blue watered fresh lake would be the enchanting experience. The lake is the largest lake of Nepal and once you have been there the motto of the Nepal tourism “Naturally Nepal Once is not enough” gets materialized. The trail would be the mesmerizing tale of your travelling life which you would share for generations to come with pride. There are boundless trekking opportunities in Nepal at Everest region, Annapurna region and Langtang region. However, trekking in the off the beaten path including this Rara Lake trekking would provide the breath of fresh air and offers the enchanting travel experience of your life. Witness the virgin wonder of nature in this unspoiled region of Nepal.

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