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Dhunga gare Deurali as a New Tourist Spot
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Dhunga gare Deurali (3210m) as a New Tourist Spot
Annapurna South

Most of the tourists spend at least one night in Ghorepani to see the beautiful panoramic and close view of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges from Pun Hill (3,090m) which is about forty five minute's climb up from Ghorepani town. Because of the reasons as mentioned above Himanchal High School, along with Ramche VDC, proposes this proposal for the development a Community Eco-Village Resort in Dhunga gare Deurali of Myagdi district as a community program for local development.

There is no doubt that Pokhara and the vicinity will be visited by much more tourists than they are visiting now during the Visit Nepal Year-989. Therefore we need to develop new tourist spots with sufficient physical facilities for the increased numbers of tourists. We also need to identify new trekking routes that give better opportunity for the tourists to explore the wilderness of the region other than the one that is heavily crowded. For the last two decades, Pun Hill is serving as a very good view point of the Himalayas and Ghorepani as a good resting place for the tourists.

However, the proposed site of Dunga gare Deurali gives the following advantages to the tourists over Pun Hill and Ghorepani.

a. It gives better and wider views of the Himalayas because it is over 100m higher than Pun Hill and is located about two kilometers to the south of Pun Hill. One can easily tell the difference of the views after
one visits there.
b. A better sun rise and sun set can be viewed from this spot. Furthermore, those tourists who stay in Ghorepani have to walk about forty five minutes up to Pun Hill to see the sun rise and sun set. However, one can see it from the windows of their room, c. Views of the three beautiful valleys, Pokhara to the east, Nangi to the west and Sikha to the north can be seen from here. Phewa Lake and the night view of Pokhara city can be seen clearly from here. d. Since this area is not on the main trail of the local people and is far away from any villages it is very quite, peaceful and clean. The proposed spot of Dunga gare Deurali can be also used as a side trek for the tourists who stay overnight at Ghorepani. Thus there is a very good chance that we can make tourists to spend one more day in the area if we develop the area as a tourists spot.

Routes to Dhunga gare Deurali

From Pokhara there are several ways tourists can get to Dhunga gare Deurali.

Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill
Existing Routes

The routes that are currently on operation are as follows:

a. Pokhara-Birethanti-Tikhedunga-Ghorepani-Dunga gare Deurali
b. Pokhara-Nayapul-Deupur-Sirpu-Jaljala-Dhunga gare Deurali
c. Pokhara-Nayapul-Deupur-Salija-Nangi-Dhunga gare Deurali
d. Pokhara-Patichour-Bajung-Dobato-Jaljala-Dhunga gare Deurali
e. Pokhara-Kusma-Dobato-Jaljala-Dhunga gare Deurali

New Routes:

The following new routes also can be started to get to Dhunga gare Deurali. These routes will actually give tourists a different experience of trekking and better views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. Tourists will certainly like these three routes more than any others.

a. Pokhara-Beni-Lopre-Nangi-Ramche-Dunga gare Deurali
b. Pokhara-Beni-Baisiri-Kaphaldanda-Ramche-Dhunga gare Deurali
c. Pokhara-Beni-Baisiri-Histan-Thula Kharka-Dhunga gare Deurali
d. Pokhara-Birethanti-Ulleri-Bheri Kharka-Dhunga gare Deurali

Routes for the Tourists Coming from Jomsom:

Those tourists returning from Jomsom-Tatopani can take the following routes to get to Dhungagare Deurali.

a. Tatopani-Sikha-Ghorepani-Dhunga gare Deurali
b. Tatopani-Sikha-Khibang-Naka-Phulbari-Dhunga gare Deurali

Returning Routes

One can take any of the routes as mentioned above other than the route one took to get to Dhunga gare Deurali to return to Pokhara or go further to other destinations such as Tatopani-Jomsom-Muktinath, Ghandruk-Chhomorong-Annapurna base camp, Swanta-Khopra etc.

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