Over 600,000 tourists visited Nepal in eight months
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Over 600,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal in the first eight months of 2023. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, as many as 601,360 tourists from various countries arrived in Nepal from January to August this year.
Of them, 67,153 visitors arrived in August alone, an increase compared to the corresponding month last year when 41,304 tourists had visited. In 2019, the number was 73,814.
NTB Director Maniraj Lamichhane said the graph of the tourists' inflow is on the rise in recent months. "As the tourists arrival from the expected destinations is gradually increasing, we hope to see the arrival of one million tourists this year."
In August, majority of tourists came from India, as they numbered 26,665 followed by 5,007 from China, 4,629 from the US, 3,558 from Sri Lanka, 3,190 from Bangladesh, 2,711 from the UK, 1,588 from Spain, 1520 from Japan, 1,416 from Italy and 1,347 from Australia.