June 05 , 2016
Nepal Canyoning Association (NCA) organized 2nd National Canyoning Rendezvous 2016 in Chahare Jharana of Nuwakot district on June 3 and 4.
The two-day event was promoted by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN).
TAAN 2nd Vice President Ram Prasad Sapkota inaugurated the event amid a function held on June 3. Before the inauguration ceremony, locals with traditional musical troupe escorted the Chief Guest, other guests and members of the organizers, and media persons to the canyoning site.
Inaugurating the event, Sapkota said canyoning needs to be promoted effectively in national and international market as the adventure sport holds great tourism potential. He also said TAAN would do its bit to promote canyoning in Nepal.
TAAN Secretary Mukti Pandey was also present in the inauguration ceremony. He also enjoyed canyoning in the Chahare Jharana.
Later in the day, 2nd Vice President Sapkota gave away certificate of participation to 25 Nepali as well as foreign canyoners.
Similarly, TAAN General Secretary Karna Bahadur Lama, who was the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony, said there are plenty of canyoning spots in the mid-hills yet to be explored. "It is good to know that people have started enjoying canyoning. Nepalis as well as foreigners are enjoying this adventure sport," he added.
Likewise, Rajendra Lama, president of NCA, said the rendezvous is their effort to develop canyoning as an adventure tourism product. "Along with promoting this adventure sport, we are also producing guides because we are going to need more guides when this sport becomes popular," he added. He also informed that NCA was training 10 guides in the Chahare Jharana.
Lama also thanked NTB and TAAN as well as other supports and sponsors who helped to make the event a grand success.