By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Nov. 11:Karbakeli Poetry Tour 2023', a three-day trekking for writers and tourism campaigners was held in Karbakeli Echo Trail on November 6, 7 and 8.
Birethati- Tikehedhunga- Ulleri of Kaski to Ghorepani-Punhill-Fulbari-Karbakeli-Beni Bazar trail of Myagdi districts is known as Karbakeli Echo Trail. But the trekkers started their footwalk from Beni Bazaar. Then they walked through Galeshwore, Baskharka, Malasphant, Mahabhir, Karbakeli Than, Fulbari, Punhill, Ghorepani and reached Ulleri.
It is informed that the trek was organised in order to promote tourism of the Karbakeli region. Kafaldada of Annapurna Rural Municipality-8 of Myagdi district is known as Karbakeli region. The trek was organised by Karbakeli Baba Conservation Committee of Kafaldanda. Eighteen persons including writers Hemant Biwas, Kumari Lama, Pragati Rai, Anupam Rosi, Prava Baral, Sagar Udas, Rajkumar Gajurel, tourism campaigners Cham Bahadur Pun, Hark Bahadur Pun, Dinesh Narayan Shrestha, Tara Bahadur Pahari, photo journalists Surendra Rana and Bhawani Shilakar and cyclists Ranjan Rajbhandari and Gopal Shrestha participated
in the trekking.
The writers were welcomed by local Pun community in Mahabhir and Karbakeli Than. The Pun community presented their Purkhyauli and Saraswati dances for the honour of the writers.
Meanwhile, the writers visited the gallery of Pun community and the temple of Karbakeli Baba. Karbakeli is regarded as a totem of Pun community. Rabi Garbuja and Cham Bahadur Pun spoke about the origin and cultural tradition of Pun community. Similarly, they enjoyed the close scene of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri series from Fulbari and Punhill.
“Amazing! It was a great adventure and awesome trek for me,' critic Kumari Lama shared her experience. For writer Prava Baral, it was more than an adventure. 'It was an unprecedented tour for me,” she said.
It was learnt that the writers would write their feelings of the tour and a book would be published by compiling their write-ups. 'We hope the book will help promote the tourism of that region, book editor
Amrit Bhadgaule said.