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  • A team of TAAN visits Gosainkunda Municipality to discuss Langtang Marathon

    Kathmandu, May 09: A delegation of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by First Vice President Jeevan Thapa Magar visited President of Gosainkunda Rural Municipality at Dhunche to discuss about the 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS).

    A delegation led by 1st Vice President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Mr. Jeeban Thapa Magar along with Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina, Executive Member Gopal Shrestha and TIMS Incharge Rabindra Dhakal in coordination with Rasuwa-Nuwakot Tourism Society paid a courtesy call to President of Gosainkunda Rural Municipality at Dhunche to discuss about the 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS).

    TAAN Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina informed the meeting about the third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon to be conducted on May 19, and requested for support from the local people of Rasuwa District to make it a successful event. He also stressed on the active participation of locals in the preservation of traditional & historical values of Langtang Valley through developing sustainable tourism. He called for the recommencement of the TIMS counter at Dhunche, explaining the importance of TIMS for safety of trekkers and tourism labor as well.

    TAAN Executive Member, Mr. Gopal Shrestha ensured the participation of international media for the promotion of TAAN International Langtang Marathon. “Third edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon will help promote Langtang Region as a sports destination internationally.” He reassured the participants that TAAN is making effort to provide compensation for victims and deceased family of porters and guides. Reiterating on the importance of TIMS to ensure safety and security of trekkers, Mr. Shrestha questioned the effectiveness of the entry fee collected by locals in TIMS substitution for safety and security of trekkers.

    Balaram Neupane, Senior Tourism Entrepreneur from the district and President of Rasuwa-Nuwakot Tourism Society acknowledged TAAN’s effort for continuing the International Langtang Marathon and believed the event in bringing positive impact to the development of Langtang Trekking Region. Mr. Neupane urged everyone to join hands with TAAN and Rasuwa – Nuwakot Tourism Society.

    Responding to the discussion meeting organized by TAAN, President of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality, Mr. Kaisang Tamang spoke on the importance of sports tourism in Nepal. “Langtang Marathon has helped to disseminate the message ‘Langtang is safe after massive earthquake 2015’. Mr. Kaisang expressed full support to TAAN International Langtang Marathon on behalf of Gosainkunda Rural Municipality.

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