Lamjung – The 19th Ghalegaun Festival is going to be organised from May 6 at Ghalegaun, known as the model village of South Asia.
Ghalegaun Rural Tourism Management Committee is organising the three-day festival in keeping with the tradition. Organising a press conference at Besishahar today, the Committee informed about the festival. Ghalegaun is organising the festival since 19 years with an objective of promoting tourism by publicizing local art, culture and village lifestyle. Saying the previous festivals have helped in promoting the village, the organisers said that this festival would give a message of economic prosperity.
Various programmes including Gurung Food Festival, sightseeing, and observation of Gurung Museum, the tea garden, local home stay and rural tourism are the part of festival. More than 25,000 domestic and foreign tourists visit the Ghalegaun every year.
The concept of rural tourism was introduced in Ghalegaun for the first time 19 years ago. ---