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Foreign tourists inflow up in Sagarmatha area

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SOLUKHUMBU — The influx of foreign tourists has increased in Sagarmatha area lately.

Score of tourists coming from different parts of the world is increasing day by day. Most of them are coming in the season to view and enjoy panoramic landscape of Himalayan range including World’s higest peak, Mount Everest.

The season spanning from mid-February to mid-June is a perfect choice for the tourists to arrive and take joy of splendid scenic beauty here, said Dorji Sherpa, an entrepreneur of Namche.

Likewise, the trekking routes of Sagarmatha area haave also seen rising inflow of foreign tourists of late.

Daily around 100 new tourists are see flocking to the Sagarmatha area with gradual rise in temperature, according to the Tourism Police Office, Lukla.

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4th Mountain Festival marked

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POKHARA — The 4th Mountain Festival 2017 was organised at International Mountain Museum in Pokhara to mark the International Mountain Day.

The United Nations has recognized December 11 as the International Mountain Day. The theme for the day for this was: Mountains Under Pressure: Climate, Hunger and Migration.

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has organised the the two-day-long event in coordination with Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Nepal Tourism Board, ICIMOD, USAID, and NMA Annapurna Chapter.

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The event includes several exhibition stalls representing lifestyle and cultures of mountains, according to Santa Bir Lama, president of NMA.

Lama said John Reinhard from the US was awarded Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for his contribution in the field of mountaineering during the event.

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