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Nepal to start trekking trail for the elderly and disabled people at Pokhara!

March 4, 2018

Nepal takes a big step towards making accessible travel a reality! The country will launch it's first trekking trail in Pokhara for people with disabilities and the elderly.

This 1.3-km trail is an attempt to attract the elderly and disabled people to enjoy a trek in the mountains.

The new trail will be launched during a three-day International Conference on Accessible Adventure on 29 March, 2018 at Lake City.

The conference is being organized by International Development Institute, a company based in the United States. More than 100 participants from Nepal, and other parts of the world, will attend.

The head of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Deepak Raj Joshi, has said that disabled people are unable to travel to many parts of the world due to the lack of accessible places. Few tourism sports cater to people with disabilities.

The trekking trail in Pokhara is an attempt to change that. By making it accessible, people can travel regardless of their disability or age.

Studies have confirmed that a large number of disabled people want to travel. Their plans are severely affected due to the lack of accessibility.

Nepal Tourism is trying to change that by making big attractions like its mountains accessible for the elderly and disabled people. So invest in some trekking clothes and get ready for Pokhara!

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