COVID-19 impact: Kaulepani homestay closed
Homestay service at Kaulepani in Bensishahar municipality-3 in the district has come to a halt amidst coronavirus fear. The service has been closed for the time being due to infection fear, said the rural Kaulepani homestay management committee.
As a result, a large number of service bookings from various districts have been cancelled, said Kabindra Gurung, secretary of the committee. The service will resume until infection fear wipes off, said Dev Bahadur Gurung, chairperson of the committee.
Kaulepani village predominated by Newar, Gurung and Bhujel communities has 25 households and of them, homestay was being operated in 15. Hundreds of tourists visit the village on a daily basis for the service which started since 2011.
Located near Lamjung Durbar Square, the origin of Shaha dynasty, main tourist attraction, the village is 1,600 meters above sea level. One can see various mountain ranges from the area.