KATHMANDU, Feb 29: Nepal's tourism sector could experience growth by attracting a percentage of tourists from neighboring India and China.

A total of 79,100 foreign tourists came to Nepal in the first month of 2024. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), this is 24,026 more than the number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in the same month last year. The government has already announced plans to double the number of tourists this year compared to last year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: A total of 79,100 foreign tourists came to Nepal In the first month of the new year 2024.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: A record-breaking number of tourists visited the country's protected areas in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The number of tourists visiting Upper Mustang has increased. According to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the number of tourists visiting the area has surged in 2023 compared to 2022 and the government has earned Rs 229.14 million.

Tourists arrival in Bhaktapur increases

January 14, 2024 16:39 pm

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 14: The number of foreign tourists visiting Bhaktapur has increased. The number of tourists entering Bhaktapur city has increased from Shrawan (mid-July to mid-August) to Paush (mid- December to mid-January) of last fiscal year.

JERUSALEM, Jan. 5: The number of foreign tourists visiting Israel in 2023 increased by 12.52 percent year-on-year despite a sharp drop since October caused by the Israel-Hamas conflict, data released by the country's Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday.

BUTWAL, Jan 3: The Lumbini cable car, connecting Butwal and Palpa, has transported 150,000 passengers in seven months since its commercial operation began on May 29.

PHUNGLING, Jan 2: The number of tourists viewing the third largest peak of the world, Kanchanjungha, has declined sharply owing to the growing chill of late.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Among the foreign tourists visiting India, Nepali tourists have secured a spot in the top 10, ranking 7th, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism of India for 2022.

MUGU, Dec 9: Over 4,000 tourists have visited Rara, which is considered to be the best tourist destination of Karnali, in the last four months.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: More than 100,000 foreign tourists entered Nepal in the month of November, 2023. According to the statistics maintained by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), 108,630 foreign tourists entered Nepal in the month of November. This is the number of tourists arriving by air.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Recently, there has been a significant increase in the arrival of tourists in the country. With a significant increase in tourist arrivals in the country, the number of tourist arrivals in the month of October has set a new record. In the month of October 2023, 117,306 tourists entered Nepal via air. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the number of tourists who entered Nepal in this month is the highest in history.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Nepal has witnessed a remarkable surge in tourist arrivals, with October 2023 marking a historic milestone. According to data from the Immigration Department, Nepal welcomed a total of 117,306 tourists during the month, as confirmed by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). This figure represents an unprecedented record for the highest number of tourists entering Nepal in a single month.

JAJARKOT, Oct 29: Domestic and foreign tourists have demanded the construction of required infrastructures to facilitate reaching the Phoksundo Lake. There is a strong possibility of attracting tourists by building required infrastructures from Suligad near the headquarters of Dolpa to the lake, they said.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Tourists who come to climb mountains and explore high mountain areas have made a big contribution to the country's tourism industry. More tourists have been interested in mountain climbing than other activities, which have helped the tourism industry recover from the impact of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal is set to witness a remarkable influx of tourists from Vietnam, marking a significant event in the country's tourism history. Rupsey Holidays, the tour company managing this initiative, has announced that a substantial number of Vietnamese tourists will arrive in Nepal simultaneously, thanks to the chartering of three aircraft for a three-day visit.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Despite having the infrastructure to accommodate 3.5 million tourists annually, the government's target for 2023 is a meager one million tourists. Hoteliers are less than thrilled with this target and have voiced their concerns.

Thamel's tourism business bounces back

October 9, 2023 14:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Tourists' mobility has visibly increased in Thamel – the main tourism hub in the Kathmandu Valley– with the advent of the autumn season. Tourism entrepreneurs are elated with the rise in the arrival of tourists.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has said the procurement process of aircraft for the national flag-carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has neared the final phase.

Tourism Minister welcomes foreign tourists

September 27, 2023 12:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Foreign tourists were welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on the occasion of World Tourism Day today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nepal's tourism sector has found respite through an influx of domestic tourists. In recent years, Nepali residents have increasingly embarked on trips with their families, friends, and relatives, contributing significantly to the promotion of domestic tourism.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Nepal welcomed 67,153 tourists through the air route in August.

POKHARA, Sept 2: The Government of Nepal has set an ambitious target of welcoming one million foreign tourists in the year 2023. However, as of the end of August, just over 600,000 foreign visitors have arrived in Nepal via air route.

Tourist arrivals up in Lumbini

August 31, 2023 10:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 31: Tourist arrivals in Lumbini have significantly increased in the recent years. The data shows the birthplace of Gautam Buddha experienced a surge in the influx of tourists in the post-COVID-19 period.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is to halve the $200 daily fee it charges tourists in an effort to boost a sector still struggling to recover a year after the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

Nepal has long been recognized as a tourist haven, boasting a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and spiritual experiences. In a promising turn of events, Nepal is now poised to harness the potential of tourism from its close neighbor, Bangladesh. The recent arrival of a delegation of 700 employees from a prominent Bangladeshi company marks a significant step forward in this endeavor, with the promise of not only boosting Nepal's tourism sector but also strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: A company in Bangladesh has sent 700 employees from its industry to Nepal for a tour.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 12: The inflow of tourists in Lumbini has surged after the Covid-19 pandemic subsided.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The number of tourists visiting Bhaktapur has increased. In the last fiscal year (FY) 2079/80 BS (2022/23), as many as 167,652 foreign tourists visited Bhaktapur.

DAMAULI, Aug 7: Manungkot, an emerging tourism hub located at Byas municipality-5 in Tanahun, has now witnessed a declining number of visitors.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Arrival of tourists in Nepal since the beginning of 2023 has been encouraging. About 534,210 tourists have visited Nepal in seven months of 2023 from January to July.

Inflow of tourists up in Mustang

July 24, 2023 10:00 am

MYAGDI, July 24: Number of tourists visiting Mustang has increased by 45 percent.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has taken a significant step towards ensuring the safety and seamless management of tourists visiting the Khumbu region by introducing the innovative 'Trek Card.'

The recent surge in the number of tourists visiting the country is a positive sign of recovery for the tourism industry battered by Covid-19. The surge in the number of foreign tourists comes in the wake of significant investment made in the country’s hospitality sector.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Foreign tourists now cannot go as solo travelers and have to be accompanied by a trained trekking guide, as per  the government enforced rule in this regard effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Tourists visiting Rara Lake in Mugu district are facing difficulties due to the lack of a proper accessible road.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has seen footfalls of over Rs 263,000 tourists in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.

MANANG, May 10: A huge number of tourists turned up to the Himalayan district Manang as of May 7 this year. A total of 8,220 tourists had visited the tourist district from January to May 7 in 2023.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Ramesh Poudel from Pokhara, who was staying in a hotel near Full Moon Club in Thamel, could not sleep all night due to the noise from the club.

ANNAPURNA, March 27: The number of domestic tourists reaching Khumaidanda is gradually on the rise. With growing turn up of visitors, operators of three local hotels here are busy managing hospitality services.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: In the last one year, only 659 foreign tourists entered Nepal through the Birgunj customs point in Parsa. With the decrease in the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the number of inbound tourists to Nepal is increasing.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 20: The Khumbu area in Solukhumbu district has received a good number of tourists even during this time of off-season. The winter period is considered as an off-season for tourism in the Khumbu area.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: More than 600,000 tourists have entered Nepal in 2022. Based on the number of tourists who came to visit Nepal, the largest number of tourists came from the neighboring country India.

Increasing tourist arrival in Lumbini

December 5, 2022 13:45 pm

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Tourist arrivals are increasing this year in Lumbini, which was deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic for the past two years. With the increase in tourist arrivals, the tourism business in the Lumbini region, which was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has started to gather pace.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Releasing the election manifesto on Monday, the CPN (Maoist Center) has targeted to prepare a basis to bring in as much as 3 million foreign tourists a year. The party has also termed tourism as a key pillar for the country’s economic prosperity.

PHUNGLING, Oct 27: Domestic and foreign tourists have started arriving in the Kanchenjunga region, the home to the third highest peak in the world.

82 tourists stranded in Manang rescued

October 11, 2022 09:11 am

MANANG, Oct 11: A total of 82 tourists- domestic and foreign combined- stranded in Manang, a mountainous district, due to adverse weather have been rescued.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Action would be taken against tourist guides and hotel entrepreneurs involved in entering tourists inside the Boudhanath area without ticket.

BANKE, July 15: The number of visitors has been increasing at the Bardiya National Park (BNP) here as this is the time when the tigers can be seen in the national park. The chances of spotting the wild cat are high during jungle safaris at this time of the year.