Sunday, 15 April 2018

Rara Lake publicity and mismanagement in Rara

Posted on April 15, 2018 :
Tourists trekking to the country’s largest lake Rara have complained of management problems on the trek to the lake. “There are no publicity materials or guideline maps. There are no proper roads either,” complained both domestic and foreign tourists visiting the lake. Tourists have to walk the trails in Bajura, Kalikot, Jumla, Humla, and Dolpa to reach Rara. Although the option of flying to Talcha Airport in Mugu from Nepalgunj and Surkhet is available, tourists face difficulties due to a lack of maps, clear routes, and accommodation facility. It takes three hours to reach the lake on foot from the airport. Social activist Gopal Bam complained that although Nepal Tourism Board spends millions of rupees in publicity and development of different tourism destinations every year, it has done nothing remarkable in Rara. Santosh Bam, a tourist from Nepalgunj, said that they had lost their way for three hours in a forest area on the way. “The accommodation on the trail is also bad,” complained Bam.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.