MANANG — As the climate veers towards the autumn with the end of monsoon season, the number of tourists entering Manang has ranged around 80 to 100 per day.
The world famous Annapurna Circuit — an alpine trek route — is bustling with a surge in the number of tourists ahead of autumn season.
Hundreds of tourists are seen trekking towards Manang via Besisahar of Lamjung. The tourists arriving through the Tal Dharpani Chame area usually take up lodgings at Pisang, Dhyaru, Dangbole and Mananggaun in Upper Manang.
The area has modern hotels and medical facilities as well. The tourists coming here usually visit the Thorong La Pass, Larke Pass and Kanla Pass and well as one of the highest alpine lakes, the Tilicho Taal.
The area offers closer views of Mt Annapurna II, III and IV along with Gangapururna, Julu peak, Pisang peak, Mt Nilgirig and Tilocho peak along the Great Himalayan Range, said local tourist entrepreneur Guru Prasad Gurung.
The local entrepreneurs have also arranged for exhibition of art, culture and attire worn in the area to attract the tourists from both the spectrums.
22,800 foreign tourists and 8,000 domestic tourists visited Manang, last year, said Annapurna Conservation Area Manang’s Chief Babulal Tiwari.
Tourism Development District Committee Chairman Binod Gurung said the publicity campaign has been focused in national and international levels.Follow @gorkhapost
Over 500 tourists visit Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve during New Year eve
INARUWA — More than 500 domestic and external tourists have visited Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve during in the eve of New Year 2018.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is regarded as one of the key tourist hubs in Province No. 1.
Administrative Chief of the Wildlife Reserve Nabin Adhikari said that 500 plus tourists arrived in the area for visit.
The tourists arrived in the area both for picnic and sight-seeing, the officials of Wildlife Reserve said. The tourists from Nepal, India and other countries also arrived in the Wildlife Reserve to visit the museum and for the purpose of bird watching and entertainment, officials said.
The Wildlife Reserve also generated good revenue from the fees charged to the visitors for their entry, it is said.Follow @gorkhapost