SALPA-ARUN TREKKING TRAILS
The Partners Nepal is dedicated to supporting those people living off the main trail for living. Also, it provides opportunities for trekkers who wish to trek where the area is peaceful, full of nature, rich in cultural heritage, and no full or crowded experiences. To make that happen, TPN had developed a proposals to consider supporting the project in the Salpa-Arun Trail. The Salpa-Arun Trail in Nepal is the combination of two famous names, such as Salpa, the pass that borders Solukhumbu and Bhojpur district, and the famous Arun River (SALPA-ARUN). This trail begins in Tumlingtar (457 m), follows the Arun River, crosses four mountain passes, and leads to Lukla (2800 m), the gateway to the Everest National Park or begins from Lukla the gateway to Mt. Everest and end up in Tumlingtar via Salpa pass at 3800m.
The area has excellent potential for community-based Ecotourism due to its extraordinary natural landscape, cultural heritage, and connections to more popular trekking and mountaineering areas (Solukhumbu-Mera Peak). Some programs had been implemented in developing community-based Ecotourism along the Salpa-Arun Trail in the past. Community-based Ecotourism, in this position, means of improving livelihoods and as an incentive for the conservation of natural and cultural resources. Based on the experience, the most effective method of planning for community-based Ecotourism relies on local initiative and responsibility using the participatory process, with considerable attention to building local conservation awareness, institutional capacity strengthening, and linking the economic benefits of community-based Ecotourism and related micro-enterprises with conservation. TPN had submitted this proposal in March 2018, but so far, no word from TPN unfortunately.
Therefore, TPN is seeking some support to continue to provide support to those needy people off the trail for living that will eventually help protect the natural and cultural heritage for new generations. The following photos explain why it is relevant and exciting to visit this off the trails. It will not see the mountains but so what? There are plenty of things to enjoy from natural wilderness to lush forest, full of cultural diversity and environment. You would appreciate this trail if you’re nature lovers and interested to visit the quieter place.