Indeed a sad day for the tourism sector in Nepal. With only few days away from the much hyped Nepal Tourism Year 2011, The Last Resort which is home to bungee jumping, canyon swing, canyoning and various other thrilling activities has been forced to shut down after dispute between the management and the local VDC’s. One of the local VDC has illegally blocked the bridge off connecting the resort to the roadside. The press release from TLR is below, have a read.
I had the opportunity to visit TLR last year where I stayed overnight and I must say its an oasis. I took photos there but the photos never came out as beautiful as what I experienced. The staff there were mostly all locals who got the opportunity from this company so I dont really know what really happened during the talks but I just hope they come up with a quick solution which will benefit both sides in the long term.
UPDATE: 23/12/10 – Operations have fully resumed!