Tourist arrival up in Annapurna circuit

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TOURIST ARRIVAL UP IN ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT

Mustang,13 Jan 2015: The tourists visiting the Annapurna Circuit has increased by 11.82 per cent in 2014 as compared to the previous year.

As many as 129,904 tourists visited the 21-day-trekking route that connects 57 VDCs of Mustang, Myagdi, Kaski, Lamjung, and Manang districts, according to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

Chairman of the ACAP Management Committee, Narchyang, Tej Bahadur Gurung said a large number of the tourists arrived here from third countries outside the SAARC region.

As many as 17,711 tourists visited the area in April, 13,751 in March, 10,781 in May while the lowest 5,191 visited in January. March, April, May, September, October and November are considered to receive large number of visitors but the tourists’ number visiting the area in the winter season is low.

TOURIST ARRIVAL UP IN ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT
TOURIST ARRIVAL UP IN ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT

The number of tourists arrived in the area is the highest since 1993. The ACAP has started keeping the record of visitors since 1993.Around a dozen of Himalayan ranges, art and culture of the ancient and archaeologically important Lomanthang, Mustang, the typical Gurung settlement of Ghandruk of Kaski including other places, the rhododendron forest and high hills are the major attractions in the region.

The tourists from the world arrive mainly for trekking in the region. A large number of tourists take the area as the best destination for mountain cycling, ACAP Mustang Chief Bidur Kuikel said.

                                                                                                                                                                    Source:RSS

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