GORKHA – The northern belt of Gorkha district has witnessed snowfall since Monday night. Chum and Nubri valleys located in the upper hilly region of the district got snowfall, according to Chairman of Chumnubri Rural Municipality, Nima Lama.
Chumchet and Chhekampar of Chum valley and Lho, Prok and Samagaon of Nubri valley were covered with snow, causing severe cold.
Hotel entrepreneur at Samdo, Nima Dorje Lama, informed that the snowfall has caused sheer inconvenience to daily life. Grazing cattle and collecting grass and fodder has been difficult.
The people are also facing problems of drinking water as the water froze at its source. Especially the elderly people, children and sick ones are hit hard by the chill.
The Samdo village is located at 3,500 meter height. A local Chhang Dorje Lama informed that the highlands of mountain region were blanketed with snow.
The snow has also caused difficulty in the movement of foreign and domestic trekkers. The Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) office said the tourists arrived at Manaslu area were bound to stay inside hotels.
However, the farmers here have been elated with the snowfall as it would be beneficial for winter crops and fruits.