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Eco-lodges in Zhemgang seeing more visitors

Pema Samdrup. Zhemgang
Jul 31, 2014

  Ecolodges-ZhemgangLocals running the Eco-lodges in Zhemgang say, they are seeing increasing number of visitors coming to the vacation sites.

The Eco-lodges in Zhemgang is not only said to be affordable, but also environment friendly.

The Eco-lodge in Pantang under Phangkhar Gewog has three thatched cottages for tourists and locals. And it costs not more than Nu. 600 per night for a cottage.

The guests can either prepare their own meals or get the service for a very minimal charge.

A four member group manages the Eco-lodge in Pantang. About forty people from the village were trained to start Eco-lodges.

There are five Eco-lodges in lower Kheng.

Eco-lodges in Zhemgang were initiated in 2010 by the Royal Manas National Park with financial assistance from World Wildlife Fund.

The community based eco-tourism aims to increase farmers’ off farm income and to maintain the balance between development and conservation.

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