Lamjung, September 25
There has been an encouraging growth of tourists trekking on the Annapurna Trekking Circuit of late.
As per the data with a tourist check post in Besishahar, Lamjung, under the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal, some 3,112 visitors enjoyed trekking on the circuit from May to August this year, up from 2,231 visitors of last year.
Though September, October and November are normally seen as the tourist season in Nepal, the flow of tourist to the trekkers’ paradise has augured well for the entire tourism industry.
ACAP Manang informed that hotels in Chame, Timang, Danacyu , Bagarchhap, Dharapani, Dikurpokhari, Pisang, Humde, Bhraka, Manang, Khangsar, Tilocho Base Camp, Thorang Phedi, Nar and Fu are full of tourists.
“As the landscape is green during this season, the same also might have appealed to the tourists, while places like Thorang La Pass, Larke Pass and the world’s highest lake — Tilicho are also the reasons why more visitors are coming here” said ACAP Manang Chief Babulal Tiruwa.
As per data, visitors from the UK, Israel, China, Germany, the US, France, Japan and Australia make up the majority of tourists visiting the trekking circuit.
Lamjung district headquarters is known as the starting point for the trekking circuit. Having started from Besishahar, the trekking route passes through various places in Manang and Mustang and concludes in Pokhara.
Annapurna Trekking Circuit is known as one of the top 10 trekking routes in the world.
A version of this article appears in print on September 26, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.