Over Two Lakh Foreign Tourists Visit Nepal in 6 Months

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A total number of 237,813 foreign tourists have visited Nepal in the recent six months.

According to the Nepal Tourism Board, a total of 46,900 tourists arrived in Nepal via air route in June alone. In comparison to the entrance of international tourists in June 2019, it represents a 69.3 percent recovery.

According to NTB, 53,608 tourists entered Nepal in May this year, with over 50,000 tourists arriving in April of last year. Over 42,000 people came to Nepal in March, with another 20,000 arriving in February.

In January of this year, 17,000 tourists arrived in Nepal. Since the beginning of this year, the number of foreign tourists has increased.

The tourism industry in Nepal was one of the hardest damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning in early 2020, the sector was hit by the epidemic for more than two years.

Indian nationals are the most numerous international tourists arriving in Nepal this year, followed by Americans.

Here is the monthly data of foreign tourists arriving in Nepal in the first six months of 2022.

  • January: 16,975
  • February: 19,766
  • March: 42,006
  • April: 58,384
  • May: 53,608
  • June: 46,957

After two years of deathly silence, hotels and eateries in Thamel’s tourist district revive as travelers return. Adventurers have put the plague behind them and are ready to pound the Himalayan routes once more.

Nepal received 1.19 million tourists in 2019. In 2021, Nepal’s tourism industry fell to its lowest point in four and a half decades, with revenues plummeting to rock bottom, causing significant damage to the country’s economy.

The 150,962 arrivals in 2021 are the lowest since 1977, when the country received 129,329 tourists, a year after Nepal’s tourist numbers touched six figures for the first time.

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Jenish Shrestha
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