Trekkers travel along Annapurna circuit. (File photo)
POKHARA: Local hoteliers have been elated after trekkers have started trekking along the famous Annapurna circuit trek that was closed following an avalanche on January 17.
They are hoping for a good business with the trekking season just two weeks ago.
Seven trekkers including four Korean nationals are missing in an avalanche in the Annapurna region. A search for the missing trekkers had resumed last week but their whereabouts are still unknown.
Annapurna circuit trek is a popular trekking route in western Nepal that crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages.