Tourist influx to Nepal rises in first halve of 2017


2nd Aug, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, August 02 : Nepal has witnessed a hefty hike in the number of tourists arriving via air way in the first six months of 2017 with number of tourists arriving Nepal standing above 4 Lakhs 60 thousand.

In previous year the number of tourists visiting Nepal via airways stood over 3 Lakhs 13 Thousand in number. The number of tourist flow this year is high by over 1 Lakh 46 Thousand; the data from the Department of Immigration has shown.

While converting this in percentage it stands at 46.80 percent more than of the previous year. Amongst the tourists arriving Nepal for various purposes via the air route Nepal’s Southern neighbor India’s citizens remain atop.

A total of 89 Thousand 1 Hundred and 96 Indian nationals visited Nepal in the first halves of this year whereas Nepal’s Northern neighbor China’s citizens flow to Nepal stood low with 52 Thousand 84 only. The US stood third in the list with 40 Thousand 1 Hundred and 61 American nationals visiting Nepal.

In the year 2015 the number of tourists visiting Nepal stood at 2 Lakhs 77 Thousand a hefty downfall in comparison to 2014 which saw the flow of tourists of above 4 Lakhs 12 Thousands.