(Last Updated On: August 2, 2018)
There has been made a plan to construct a cable car in a place of the Sindupalanchowk district named Paanchpokhari, a place where lots of pilgrimage sites and tourist destinations are found.
A preliminary report (report made before a title insurance policy is issued) has already been prepared to install cable care from the place Chhinji Deurali of Bhotang to Lauribina of Paanchpokhari having a distance of 6.5 kilometers according to the Paanchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality.
The report says that the cable car will be at the highest altitude of the country i.e at 4,151 meters above the sea level. A total of around 2 billion rupees is estimated to complete the construction work of the cable car.
As per Ningchhring Tamang, the chairperson of Paanchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality-3, 5 million rupees has been assigned for the tourism management of Paanchpokhari area in a current fiscal year. After the preliminary report was prepared, various cable car companies were contacted. Also, the Technical Assistant at the rural Municipality, Mr. Kumar Basnet, has informed that Kumari Bank has shown an interest in investing in the project.
Paanchpokhari at the base of Jugal Himal offers pristine mountain views, rich culture, and genuine adventure. This area, northeast of Kathmandu offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. These include the holy Five Lakes, the incredible Himalayan scenery and the lifestyle of nomadic people unchanged by time
On the occasion of Janai Purnima every year, a grand fair held in Paanchpokhari. Also, three hotels have come in construction since July 17th. Lots of foreigners visit this place to see the lakes. But the main problem over this place is the transportation facility. During the rainy season, the bus service from Kathmandu to Paanchpokhari stops at Tipane and from there one should walk nearly for 2 days to reach Paanchpokhari through Bhotang.