Birethanti-Hidden Lake : An important tourist spot of Annapurna village municipality of Kaski district has come into operation by constructing an alternative footpath from Birethanti to Hidden Lake. The construction of the footpath was started four years ago on the occasion of Annapurna Mountaineering Day with the active participation of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAN) Western Regional Association.
Hari Bhujel, president of the Tan Western Regional Association, said that the trekking route from Birethanti-Tamu-Mohoriya-Tadapani to Hidden Lake, which is full of natural beauty, has recently come into operation. According to him, the 35-kilometer-long trekking route, which has been launched with the objective of further supporting the internal tourism tourism year 2019 and the federal government’s Nepal Tourism Year 2020 campaign announced by Gandaki Pradesh, is seven days long. Birethanti-Hidden Lake
Stating that the road, which is the main pilgrimage site of Muktinath, is covered with transport facilities, Chairman Bhujel said that the protection of such historical and religious tourist destinations would help in the promotion of tourism. On the first day of the trek you can stay at Chimrung Tamu or Mohoria and on the second day you can reach Thamdanda. Birethanti-Hidden Lake . Birethanti-Hidden Lake
Ram Prasad Dhungana, chairman of the Thamdanda Homestay Management Committee, informed that Hidden Lake will be reached in two hours after staying at Tadapani on the third day, Dobato on the fourth day and Forte Bas on the fifth day. On the way back from Hidden Lake, tourists can reach Ghandruk Bas, a picturesque tourist village, on the sixth day or Pokhara on the same day. Birethanti-Hidden Lake
Giving information that the threshing floor of paddy can be seen, he said that search is on for various materials including the old but lost threshing floor. There is a Meshrom Lake in the middle of the forest near the Meshram Barah Temple at an altitude of 3,100 meters under the footpath. The lake, which is spread over an area of about 30 square meters, does not even have a permanent source of water. Birethanti-Hidden Lake
From here, one can clearly see the scenic mountain range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and the sunrise as well as the natural beauty of Pokhara Bazaar and Fewatal. A total of Rs 7 lakh has been spent on the construction of the footpath so far, said Chairman Dhungana. For the construction of the trekking route, Rs 500,000 was provided twice by the Annapurna Municipality and Rs 200,000 was provided by the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAN) Western Regional Association. Similarly, Rs 75,000 has been received from the Annapurna Conservation Project (ACAP), he said, adding, He said that various birds including wild animals like Thar, tiger, bear and scarecrow can be seen. Birethanti-Hidden Lake
Stating that drinking water facility has reached the lower part of the footpath but the upper part should be managed, he informed that preparations are being made to use solar power above the national transmission line up to Mohoriya. According to Dhungana, three to four teams still come on the trekking route daily. Alternative footpaths have been constructed and brought into operation with the aim of keeping alive the history of footpaths which are facing crisis day by day due to unplanned digging in rural areas. Birethanti-Hidden Lake