Ski training at Triveni, Kalikot

Kathmandu: Under the auspices of the Nepal Tourism Board and with support from the Karnali Sports Development Council, basic ski training commenced at Tribeni Patan Chetadi in Kalikot district of Karnali province on the 11th of March, 2024.

The training involves 25 trainees, three trainers from the Nepal Mountain Academy, and local tourism entrepreneurs. The program is scheduled to conclude on March 17. The Triveni Patan area boasts significant potential for skiing.

Situated at an elevation of 3250 m en route to Badimalika, it lies on the border between Kalikot district of Karnali province and Bajura district of Far West Province. This training aims to showcase the adventure tourism and skiing potential in this region, which experiences around 100 days of snowfall annually, with an average snow depth of 30 cm suitable for skiing.

During the opening ceremony, Bimal Kandel, manager of the Nepal Tourism Board, emphasized that skis serve not only for adventure tourism but also for rescue operations during Himalayan disasters. Hence, this training has been organized with active participation from the local community.