Ghandruk, popular destination for tourists in Nepal, bars visitors for 1 month

Ghandruk near Pokhara
File: Ghandruk near Pokhara

Kathmandu, October 16

Ghandruk, a village in Kaski district of western Nepal that is popular among tourists–both Nepalis and foreigners alike–visiting the Annapurna region, has barred visitors from entering the village for one month beginning today.

Local Tourism Management Committee decided to close the village for visitors citing the risk of coronavirus infection.

The committee’s chairman Kisam Gurung says tourists have been barred from the village until the third week of November. All hotels and lodges in the village will be shut during this period.

Gurung says the restriction could be extended even longer, adding the committee would take an appropriate decision after analysing the situation next month.

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