The construction of basic tourism infrastructure along the ‘Maurice Herzog Trail’ is nearing completion, which is a significant milestone.
The trail is named after French alpinist Maurice Herzog, who was the first person to reach the summit of Annapurna I in 1950, and who established the trail in his honor.
A trekking route, resting areas, and other essential infrastructure have been erected in Myagdi, Gandaki Province, with the goal of providing access to the base camp of Mt Annapurna I, which is 8,091 meters tall and is the world’s tallest mountain at 8,091 metres.
Because of the expansion of infrastructure, the base camp is currently only two days’ walk away from Narchyang, which is located within Annapunra Rural Municipality-4.
The trekking path starts from Humkhola because there is a transportation service from Narchyang up to this point.
Six thousand five hundred stone stairs are part of a 14-kilometer stretch of trail being built along the trail, according to Tej Gurung, the local coordinator for the Trail Construction Committee.
Narchyang Gurung, who is also the chairperson of the Annapurna Conservation Area Management Committee, stated that the trekking route was discovered approximately ten years ago.
To facilitate access to the Nilgirikhola Hydro Power Project, a 13-kilometer access road was constructed between Dobhan and Humkhola. The road is being built, which will make the journey to the base camp shorter.
Among the recently constructed suspension bridges are those at Chhotepa, Humkhola, Phutphute Spring, Bhusket, and Dharmashala, while the construction of resting spots is currently underway at six locations.
Railings have been installed in strategic locations due to their geographic location.
According to the report, the project has made 70 percent of its entire development to date and is expected to be completed over the next two months.