Kaski, November 4
With the rise in the influx of domestic tourists following Dashain, tourism entrepreneurs in Kaski have decided to require mandatory coronavirus negative reports for trekkers visiting two popular routes of the district.
The measure was made mandatory so as to prevent the potential transmission of coronavirus infection in the district.
The tourism entrepreneurs have decided that those coming for trekking along the Mardi Mountain and Machhapuchhre model trek routes should compulsorily bring the PCR report with negative results since November 7 onward.
Machhapuchhre Model Trek management Committee secretary Kul Prasad Adhikari says a meeting of the ward chairs of Machhapuchhre rural municipality-7, 8 and 9, Tourism Management Committee at Australian camp, Mardi Trek Tourism Management Committee, Mardi Trek Tourism Management Committee, Machhapuchhre Model Trek Management Committee and other stakeholders decided to adopt the health protocol and operate the business in a safer manner.
“The number of trekkers has increased in Mardi and Machhapuchhre after Dashain celebrations. We have made PCR report mandatory to go for trekking in order to lessen the risk of the coronavirus transmission,” he says.
Meanwhile, the popular Annapurna trekking route is still barred to trekkers indefinitely.