KATHMANDU, Nepal–Aiming to enhance professionalism of trekking guides and use them as a primary source of information, ‘Basic Journalism and Photography Training for Trekking Guides” has kicked off in Kathmandu from Friday.
As many as two dozen trekking guides affiliated to various member agencies of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) are taking part in the four-day training.
TAAN, the organizer of the training want to use trekking guides, who travel different trekking in Himalaya as a primary source of information.
TAAN officials expect their trekking guides to provide them firsthand information if anything happens in trekking routes which would help TAAN take appropriate decision in time.
TAAN General Secretary Sagar Pandey said TAAN aims to make good use of hundreds of trekking guides, who reach different parts of the country, by offering required trainings.
“We have to depend on secondary source of information, which is not always true, if any untoward incidents happen in trekking routes,” Pandey said, adding that TAAN has hoped to get correct and factual information from its guide.
Experts believe that the participants of the training would help TAAN in collection of information from different trekking areas in the country. TAAN has also vowed to organize such training in future as well.