KATHMANDU, Nepal-Flood and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall has blocked Nepal’s famous trekking route Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, way to world’s seventh highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri, since a coupe of weeks. Bridges and road sections along the trekking route have been adversely damaged due to the flood. Landslides have swept away a section of Dhaulagiri Circuit from Bagara of Mudi-9 to Mt. Dhaulagiri base camp, report from Myagdi district said.
However, no tourists have been stranded due to the blockade in Circuit since it is the off season for trekking in the world’s seventh highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri. ‘However, the locals have been hit hard due to the blockade’, media quoted Nar Prasad Pun, a local resident of Mudi VDC in Myagdi district, as saying.
The Dhaulagiri circuit trek is regarded as a challenging trek on an off-the-beaten-trail that circles 8,167 meter tallest peak. The trek begins in forested and terraced hills occupied by the ethnic people of Magar community
According to Hari Prasad Tilija, treasurer of Dhaulagiri Agriculture and Tourism Promotion Center, the blockade in Dhaulagirit Circuit could impede tourism activities during this August and September.
Trekking in Dhaulagirit Circuit is famous among tourists for observing natural biodiversity, Himalayan range and cultural diversity of various indigenous communities. Likewise, magnificent wildlife coupled with attractive lakes has added extra beauty to this circuit.
It is said that only a few trekkers have explored the far side of Dhaulagiri and had the satisfaction of completing this outstanding trek.