Pokhara—Certificates have been distributed to newly trained 332 trekking guides in Pokhara on Sunday. Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari handed over the bundles of certificates to Deepak Raj Adhikari, President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara which had conducted 35-day Trekking Guide Training from May 27.
TAAN WRA Pokhara had cooperated with Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) to conduct that training assisted by Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City and promoted by Nepal Tourism Board. According to President Adhikari, the training was carried out to fulfill the demand of trekking guides as the big number of them has been draining to foreign lands for years. and some of them shift their occupation too. At the same time there was a long gap that such kind of training was not organized in Pokhara.
Similarly, skill development, employment generation and making the trekking safe were also the objectives of that training which was inaugurated by Province 4 tourism minister Bikas Lamsal. NATHM Executive Director Durga Dutta Dhakal, TAAN WRA Pokhara former Chairman Dabmbar Bahadur KC, Pokhara Toruism Council Chairman Kedar Nath Sharma, training coordinator Milan Tiwari including others expressed their remarks during the opening and closing ceremonies chaired by President Adhikari.