33% more tourists visit Everest in 2016

Nepal-India border , Nepal , 33% more tourists, Mount Everest,
Nepal-India border , Nepal , 33% more tourists, Mount Everest,

Over 33% more tourists visited the Mount Everest region in Nepal in 2016 as compared to the previous year when the deadly temblor struck the Himalayan nation, a media report said.

Nepal-India border , Nepal , 33% more tourists, Mount Everest,

As many as 27,465 tourists visited the Everest region in 2015 while the number was recorded at 36,694 in 2016, according to reports,  quoting Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) Sarayug Mahato at Tourist Police Office, Lukla.

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The number of tourists visiting the region in 2016 exceeds the previous year by 9,229, an increase of 33.66%.

Nepal-India border , Nepal , 33% more tourists, Mount Everest,

The tourist arrival in the mountainous region had drastically fallen due to the deadly April 25 earthquake in 2015 and the unofficial Nepal-India border blockade; but it increased in 2016 as the situation became more favourable, Namche’s tourist entrepreneur Lama Kaji Sherpa said.

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