SOLUKHUMBU: As the winter season has almost come to an end this year, the influx of foreign tourists has increased in the Everest region.

The inflow, which was almost nil in the mid of winter, is getting thicker in Khumbu region from the mid-February.

The number of tourists coming from different parts of the world to view and enjoy panoramic landscape of the Himalayan range including the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, has been increasing day by day.

According to Namche-based trader Dorji Sherpa, the movement of the tourists has started for the season spanning from mid-February to mid-June.

With the gradual rise in temperature, at least 100 new tourists have been flocking to the area, informed the Tourism Police Office, Lukla.

The number of flights at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport have increased due to the increasing inflow of the tourists, said Lukla-based Civil Aviation Authority.

Similarly, due to the increase in number of tourists, staff at the tourist entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park, Jorsalle, have been much engaged. Tourists entering the region must entry their names at the entrance gate.

Meanwhile, traders of different parts of the district have also reached Lukla with the increasing flow of tourists.