Tourist numbers up in Khumbhu area

9th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

SOLUKHUMBHU: The number of tourists visiting Khumbu area in Sagarmatha zone is notably on the rise this year.

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A total of 6,442 tourists entered the Khumbu area via Namche, the gateway to the Mount Everest, as of October in the current fiscal year, according to the Area Police Office, Namche.

This is an increment of 3,890  number of tourist compared to altogether 2,252 tourists welcomed in the region during the corresponding month last year.

More tourists could be attracted if the Lukla Airport is expanded and road connectivity up to Surke in the Solukhumbu district is linked, said Prithu Rai, a local tourism entrepreneur. RSS