KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal witnessed an Increase in Tourist in 2023, with the number of visitors surpassing pre-pandemic levels according to data from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal welcomed a total of 809,678 international tourists in the first ten months of 2023, compared to 806,720 in the entire year of 2022. This represents an increase of over 86%.
The following data from the Nepal Tourism Board shows the increase in tourist arrivals in Nepal in 2023:
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The increase in tourist arrivals can be attributed to several factors, including the easing of travel restrictions, the growing popularity of adventure tourism, and Nepal’s unique cultural and natural heritage. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest, and is a popular destination for trekking, mountaineering, and other outdoor activities. The country is also home to several ancient temples and monasteries, as well as rich cultural traditions.
Why Nepal Attracts Most of the Tourist
Nepal attracts tourists from all over the world for a variety of reasons. The country is home to some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world, including the Himalayas, the Annapurna range, and the Terai lowlands. Nepal also has a rich cultural heritage, with ancient temples and monasteries, traditional villages, and festivals.
Here are some of the top Highlights why tourists visit Nepal:
- Nepal is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world, including the Himalayas, the Annapurna range, and the Terai lowlands. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and forests.
- Nepal is a popular destination for adventure tourism activities such as trekking, mountaineering, rafting, and mountain biking.
- Nepal has a rich cultural heritage, with ancient temples and monasteries, traditional villages, and festivals. Visitors can learn about Nepali culture and traditions by visiting religious sites, attending festivals, and interacting with locals.
- Nepal is a relatively affordable destination for tourists. Visitors can find good deals on accommodation, food, and activities.
As Nepal witnessed an Increase in Tourists in 2023, The NTB has been working to promote Nepal as a tourist destination through various marketing and promotional campaigns. The board has taken several steps to promote tourism in the country, including improving infrastructure, making it easier for tourists to get visas, and promoting Nepal as a tourist destination in emerging markets.
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The government is also working to develop new tourism products, such as cultural tourism, eco-tourism, and adventure tourism. This will help to attract a wider range of tourists to Nepal and boost the country’s tourism industry. Nepal is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.