Maurice Herzog Trail opens for VNY-2020
The Maurice Herzog Trail, named after French citizen Maurice, has come into operation to meet the Visit Nepal Year 2020 target. Maurice was the first person to climb the peak 70 years back.
The trail starts from Annapurna Rural Municipality-4 Narchyang and leads up to the base camp of Mt Annapurna.
Gandaki State Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung had released a map of the trekking route while opening a tourism festival here recently.
Annapurna Rural Municipality Chair Dam Bahadur Pun said, “The trail came into operation to attract more trekkers during VNY-2020. Those who want to try new route to the 10th highest peak in the world, may use the trail.”
A total of Rs 15 million has been spent to construct the infrastructures on the route.
Herzog was a French mountaineer and administrator who was born in Lyon, France. He led the 1950 Annapurna expedition, that first climbed Annapurna, a peak over 8000 metre, in 1950.