ACAP to install info centres‚ shelter homes

Amid last week’s unseasonal disastrous blizzards in the Annapurna region which left almost 41 dead, scores missing and hundreds in need of rescue, the Annarpurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has planning to start information centres and shelter homes along the Annapurna Circuit.

Lack of information centres and shelter homes has been blamed for the grave tragedy, said Lal Prasad Gurung, Director of the Pokhara headquarters of ACAP. 

He further said that installation of information centres and building shelter homes are the need of the hour in the trekking areas.

ACAP has decided to assemble 11 check posts and three information centres along the Annapurna Circuit.

Information centres will provide weather informations, conditions of the foot trails. ACAP is also planning to provide internet facilities in the centres, said Gurung.

Similarly, ACAP has also decided to build shelter homes in Thorang Pass which lies between border of Manang and Mustang districts at an altitude of 5,416 metres.

Yearly, more than 100,000 toursits visits the Annapurna Circuit.

Source: THT