September 2012 to January 2013 by Chitra Pun, HEF Field Officer
I am very happy to get an opportunity to acknowledge to all respective people about Community Managed Eco Trail and its progress in 2012.
We held a meeting of communities in Nangi village on the 25th January 2013 to distribute money that was earned during the last tourism season of 2012. In the meeting, people were participated from Banskharka village, Dandakateri village, Nangi village, Aula village, Tikot village and Khibang village where community dining hall with home stay and community lodges for trekkers have been run by communities.
Name list of members who attended the meeting
- Mr. Raman Pun, Nangi village
- Mr. Dil Bahadur Pun, Nangi village
- Mr. Bir Bahadur Khoraja, Nangi village
- Tek Bahadur Khoraja, Nangi, village
- Kishan Pun, Nangi village
- Mr. Raman Purja, Nangi village
- Mr. Partu Purja, Nangi village
- Ms. Pok Maya Purja, Nangi village
- Mr. Chitra Pun, Nangi village
- Mr. Yam Bahadur Garbuja, Banskharka village
- Mr. Akash Pun, Banskharka village
- Mr. Am Bahadur Purja, Dandakateri village
- Mr. Gam Bahadur Garbuja, Aula village
- Mr. Kumar Garbuja, Aula village
- Mr. Dakraj Garbuja, Khibang village
- Mr. Pradeep Pun, Tikot village
- Mr. Tek Bahadur Pun, Tikot village
- Mr.Yubraj Pahare Pun, Tikot village
- Mrs. Yamsara Pun, Tikot village
- Mrs. Man Kumari Purja, Tikot village
- Mrs. Uma Devi Garbuja, Tikot village
- Mrs. Purni Maya Paija, Tikot village
- Dr Mahabir Pun, Live from Kathmandu
During September 2012 to January 2013, there were more than 200 trekkers and community has become a success to earn Rs. 2,136,445 ($24,489 USD) in total. Out of Rs. 2,136,445 we distributed Rs. 147,600 ($1691 USD) for porters’ remuneration, allocated Rs. 250,000 ($2865 USD) fund for scholarship and Rs. 100,000 ($1146 USD) fund for nature conservation and community development.
Village’s Financial Distribution
Name of village
The trekkers were from different countries including USA, Britain, Australia, German, Israel, France, Spain, Korea, and Japan. Trekkers experienced making handmade lokta paper, wearing Pun Magar traditional clothes, home stays as well as lodge living. Some trekkers planted trees from community forestry nursery run by Himanchal Higher Secondary School.