Khumbu welcomes tourists even in off-season
SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 22: The Khumbu area in Solukhumbu district has received a good number of tourists even during this time of off-season. The winter period is considered as an off-season for tourism in the Khumbu area.
In the past three days, a total of 95 tourists visited the Khumbu region, according to a report of the Sagarmatha National Park. Of them, 68 tourists are foreigners, three from SAARC countries, two Nepalis, 18 porters and four tour guides, chief conservation officer of the National Park, Bhumiraj Upadhyay said.
Upadhyay added that a total of Rs 215,150 was collected in revenue from them.
Currently, most of the hoteliers in the Khumbu region have moved to other places from here due to winter and off-season for tourism.
Tourism entrepreneur Lama Kaji Shrestha said that the visitors have arrived here as the weather here is clear these days.
As there is no snowfall this winter so far, the trekking routes here are of good quality.