Trek trail for the elderly and the disabled

Nepal is a homeland for the trekkers where they have multiple options on which route to hop on. Trekking in Nepal would be a beguiling experience with its richness in nature; the greenery, the snow-capped mountains, and the hills. You don’t just trek among the hills and the mountains; you feel the culture, the warmth of the people, different ethnicities as you march up. For which, many people come here to trek from all over the world.

With people coming here to feel the wilderness and the charm of the country, a step for trekking trail for the elderly and the disabled ones is now taken. With all the available choices for people who can walk along for days and days; now a new trek trail for the physically challenged people is initiated.

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This first accessible trekking trail is aimed at the guests who are physically challenged and old. This 1.3 km trekking trail will be inaugurated during a three-day international conference on an accessible adventure, which is to be held on March 29 at Lake City in Pokhara.

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The organizers have focused on how annually almost a billion tourist travel around the world, among which 10 percent of the people live with some kind of disability. And with the growing rate of elderly population, it would be a nice option for them as well. An adventure that could be added to their itinerary while traveling. With such options to their vacation destination, the eagerness to travel would be amplified.

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“The objective of the conference is to spread the message that Nepal is accessible to all people, regardless of physical limitations, disabilities or age.”, said Deepak Raj Joshi, Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board.

The program is organized by US-based International Development Institute. It has estimated around 50 international and 75 domestic participants.

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Written by Dorjee Khando

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