Kathmandu: In a positive sign for Nepal’s tourism industry, the Annapurna Conservation Area experienced a notable influx of foreign tourists during the month of Kattik (mid-October to mid-November).
According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), a total of 24,409 foreign tourists explored the breathtaking region during this period.
Breaking down the figures, Dr. Kadaria highlighted that 7,479 tourists hailed from South Asian countries, while a substantial number of 16,930 arrived from other parts of the globe.
This surge in tourism marked the third-highest visitor count for the month of Kattik since the inception of the year 2080 BS. Notably, the months of Baisakh and Asoj still hold the top positions in terms of tourist footfall.
Various destinations along the Annapurna circuit, including Annapurna Base Camp, Mt Mardi, Ghandruk, Tilicho Lake, Thorangla Pass, Upper Mustang, and Ghodepani, have witnessed a heavy flow of both domestic and foreign tourists.