Kanchenjunga region witnesses an increased number of tourists


February 15, 2023


Kanchenjunga region witnesses an increased number of tourists

A trekker is seen at the Kanchenjunga area/File Photo.

TAPLEJUNG: The tourism business in the Kanchenjunga area is gradually coming to its previous status with the increased number of tourist arrivals in recent months.

A total of 439 tourists from different countries visited the region in the past four months.

Tourism activities in the region remained almost inactive after COVID-19 spread.

Secretary at Kanchanjungha Conservation and Management Council Office Man Kumar Limbu said that the tourism entrepreneurs are excited after the increased number of visitors in recent months adding that tourism is a major source of income for them.

Currently, there are more than 50 hotels in operation on the Kanchanjugha trekking route.

Singi Namjong Hotel established with an investment of Rs 70 million plus is offering service from Gyalpa village of Phaktanglung Rural Municipality-6, while four other hotels having more than Rs 10 million investment each is in operation.

Hotelier Pema Sherpa from Ghunsa said the arrival of tourists has made the entrepreneurs hopeful of their business.

Two trekking routes are used to reach the Kanchenjunga base camp.

The visitors reach the base camp along the Sirijungha Rural Municipality in Taplejung district through Ganesh Chowk of Panchthar district.

Likewise, the Kanchajungha base camp could be reached by using the trail of Phaktanglung Rural Municipality after landing at Suketar Airport in Taplejung district.