Pushkar Shah leading Mahakali-Mechi cycle tour to revive Nepal tourism

Cyclist Pushkar Shah. Photo: Shah’s Facebook page

Kathmandu, November 1

Tourism entrepreneurs in Nepal have decided to launch a cycle tour from Nepal’s western frontier, Mahakali, to the eastern one, Mechi.

Renowned world cyclist Pushkar Shah will lead the tour that will begin from Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur on Monday. The tour named ‘Nepal Cycle Celebration Trip’ will help the country’s tourism industry shattered by the Covid-19 crisis revive, hope the organisers.

Nepal Mountaineering Association, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal, and Nepal Association of Travel Agents will organise the trip whereas Nepal Tourism Board will promote it.

Although only 15 participants will begin the tour, cyclists in various parts of the country will join them in different sections, according to Shah. He informs one has to have tested negative for coronavirus to participate in the programme.

Passing a distance of 1,624 kilometres, the tour will end in Kakarbhitta of Jhapa.

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