17 Sept,Phalebash (Parbat) : The adventure sport of rappelling down the majestic and steep cliffs is set to descend on the Mahavir waterfall at Durlung of Kushma municipality – 3 in Parbat.
The canyoning sport will be run on the cliff face of the fountain which has water flowing down all seasons of the year.
Local tourism entrepreneur, Uddim Bahadur Gurung, said preparations were underway to set up canyoning for the first time targeting the possibility of developing the sport on high fountains in the mountainous and hilly regions following on the heels of other popular adventure sports as trekking, mountaineering, rafting, paragliding and bungee jumping.
Gurung added that a feasibility study has already been carried out on the river for canyoning and preparations were being made to start the sport after the Bada Dashain festival. The area is located seven kilometres from Kushma Bazaar, the district headquarters of Parbat.
The local entrepreneurs are preparing to start Homestay and canyoning simultaneously in the destination. The spot can be reached in half hour’s drive from Kushma Bazaar and a drive of two and a half hours from Pokhara.
Gurung said the tourism entrepreneurs are also planning to bring out a package featuring organic food, visits to jungles, herbs and hunting.