Buddha peace trekking route promotes VNY 2020
A trekking route connecting the mountainous, hilly and the plain ecological regions of the country has been envisaged and is in the process of being developed. The trekking route is named Buddha peace trekking route and it links the trans-himalayan district Manang in Gandaki state and Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha in State 5. The trekking route will also pass through the birth place of Bhanubhakta Acharya, the pioneer poet of Nepal, Maharshi Ved Byas, the creator of the Vedas and Gautam Buddha, the apostle of peace and non-violence, encompassing all the three ecological regions of the country.
The route includes places like Manang, Tanahu, Syangja and Lamjung districts in Gandaki state and also Palpa and Rupandehi districts in State 5. It starts from Timang valley of Manang and ends in Lumbini of Rupandehi district. The route is about 350 km long. Trekkers using this route will get to see and experience the enchanting nature as well as the social and cultural diversity along the way.
It is like an open museum of various ethnic communities. Settlements of various castes and ethnicities such as Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Dura, Darai, Tharu, Muslim, Brahmin, Kshetris, Thakuri, et cetera. lie along the mountains, valleys and the plains along this route. These communities have their own unique culture which can be of interest to the visitors.
Buddha peace trekking route, enlisting the cooperation, participation and commitment of the national, international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in its overall development and promotion in view of the Visit Nepal Year 2020.