Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) cleaned up two popular trekking trails in Langtang Region on the occasion of World Environment Day.
TAAN deployed two separate teams to clean up Dhunche to Goasainkunda trail and Dhunche to Kyanjin Gomba trail. Before deploying the team, TAAN conducted a press meet in Dhunche â€“ the district headquarters of Rasuwa district â€“ in the presence of CDO of Rasuwa and chiefs of other government offices, local clubs and media persons to inform them about the cleanup campaign.
The first team left for Kyanjin Gomba from Dhunche on June 5. The team that comprised of TAAN staff, representative of TAAN member agencies, students, journalists and porters reached Kanjin Gomba on June 7 via Thulo Syabru and Ghoda Tabela. The team collected plastic and glass bottles, wrappers of biscuits and chocolates and brought them back to Dhunche. Approximately three quintals of garbage have been brought to Kathmandu. The team also conducted awareness programs on cleanliness in coordination with local Aaama Samuha (womenâ€™s group).
The other team left for the holy Gosainkunda Lake on June 5. The team comprised of 21 persons including TAAN staff, representative of TAAN member agencies, students, and porters reached Gosainkunda on June 7 via Chandanbari and Lauri Bina. Though the team found the trails relatively cleaner, it found wrappers of biscuits, chocolates, cans, plastic and glass bottles, discarded undergarments in and around the holy lake. It has brought down around two quintals of garbage to Kathmandu.
TAAN will sort the garbage and manage bio-degradable garbage on its own. It plans to hand over non-degradable waste to Kathmandu Metropolitan City.