Bengal plans trekking path survey
The state tourism department of West Bengal is planning to conduct a survey of existing trekking routes in north Bengal and explore new ones as part of a plan to encourage adventure tourism in the region.
The department plans to engage firms which have experience in the field of trekking to conduct a comprehensive survey and to collect data on the trekking routes of the eastern Himalayan region. The firms would also have the task to explore prospective routes which can be promoted in due course among travelling enthusiast.
The survey will be conducted in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar.
As a part of the survey, an assessment of accommodations like trekkers’ huts and other allied infrastructure like availability of transport and guides would also be carried out. Those engaged in the survey will also be asked to find out where there is any scope for improvement of the routes, in terms of infrastructure and facilities.