POKHARA : Canyoning activities in Pokhara that had been suspended since the nationwide lockdown ordered on March 24 this year to prevent and control COVID-19 have been reoperated after a hiatus of seven months.
Ram Gurung of Pokhara Canyoning at the Machhapuchre Rural Municipality-9 in Kaski district said that all health safety measures have been put in place to reoperate the sport in Pokhara as well as to revive the adventure tourism sector in the city, which has recently emerged as an adventurous sports hub.
Gurung explained, “There is no alternative to breathing a new life into the adventurous tourism that has been flagging since the COVID-19 crisis. We should not live under the fear and bring everything into standstill. Instead, we should observe all the precautions and move ahead.”
Domestic tourists seeking a thrill through canyoning would be ensured a safe environment from the Coronavirus infection, assured Gurung. Canyoning came into operation in Pokhara in 2014. The 75-metre and 45-metre waterfalls at Lwang Ghale, 22 kilometres away from Pokhara, have been ideal places for canyoning.