Issuing a press statement on Sunday, TAAN said the team is led by Rana Bahadur Khadka, 2nd vice president of TAAN, and includes videographer, report writer, photographer and cartographer. The team will fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot airstrip, trek toward Hilsa – the bordering town along Nepal-China border, enter Mugu district and return to Nepalgunj via Talcha airstrip. The trip is expected to be completed in 23 days.
Khadka said, “We are exploring new side trails for the Great Himalaya Trail. We will explore and recommend a new trekking itinerary for the Humla-Mugu region.”
“We will also prepare map of the area plus a documentary trip to promote the area and hold interactions with local stakeholders in the area. These interactions will help us get feedbacks and suggestions from the locals,” he added.
The exploration trip is supported by GHT Development Program under the SNV Nepal.
From the past TAAN has been researching and organizing exploration trips for the development of Trekking and hiking route.