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DEVELOPMENT OF MICRO HYDRO PROJECT

BY GOPAL GURUNG DEVELOPMENT OF MICRO HYDRO PROJECT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION OF GHANDRUK Situated at the elevation of six thousand feet above sea level, a beautiful Gurung settlement Ghandruk has been recognized for its diverse and rich natural resources. It … Continue reading






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Development of Cultural Tourism

By Gopal Gurung Development of Cultural Tourism is Key for the Preservation of Ghandruke Culture and Tradition In order to preserve and introduce rich Ghandruke culture and tradition, Shree Mesram Baraha Ghandruk Welfare Society, had successfully participated in Nepali Mela … Continue reading






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Grief in Ghandruk

SRADDHA BASNYAT in POKHARA Ghandruk’s villagers relied on Dil Man Gurung for everything. His balanced judgement, his worldly-wise ways and as a respected elder, it was an honour he earned with years of service to his community. By all accounts, … Continue reading






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Violence threatens Nepal Tourism

By Charles Haviland BBC Correspondent in Kahtmandu As breakfast – pancakes and fried eggs – is cooked in the kitchen of the Annapurna Guest House in the village of Ghandruk, dawn breaks over the majestic Annapurna range. Ghandruk is a … Continue reading






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Keshab Poudel in Ghandruk

Despite its current success, the challenges before Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) are complicated and manifold -By Keshab Poudel in Ghandruk. Min Bahadur Gurung, 71, has witnessed many changes in Ghandruk region in the last thirteen years. The transformation of … Continue reading






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Trekkers’ trove – SHAILENDRA THAKALI

New internationalist issue 245 – July 1993 The lure of wilderness in the Annapurna region of Nepal drew so many visitors that it was being destroyed. Shailendra Thakali tells the story of how his village developed a conservation project that … Continue reading






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Good bye to a conservation hero!

By Hum Gurung For many Nepalis, Ghandruk is a catchy word. Many of them have frequently heard about this model Gurung village. The village has been set in a landscape of outstanding beauty, dominated by the snowy peaks of the … Continue reading






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An interview with late Min Bahadur Gurung

An interview with Min Bahadur Gurung, a respected local elder from Ghandruk and Chairman of the region’s Conservation and Development Committee. Interviewer: You have been involved for many years in the indigenous management of your region’s forests and other natural … Continue reading






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