November 21: The number of tourists visiting Kanchanjunga region, which is home to the world's third highest mountain, is increasing. Deserted for almost two years due to COVID-19 pandemic, the region is gradually seeing an increase in domestic and foreign tourists this year, the state-owned national news agency RSS reported.
According to RSS, the Kanchanjunga region is bustling with domestic and foreign tourists since last month. Citing the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Management Council Office, RSS said 100 domestic tourists from different districts of Nepal have visited the region recently.
Likewise, 65 foreign tourists from the United States, France, Germany, Britain and India visited the Kanchanjunga area, said Tashi Tenjing Sherpa, tourism assistant at the office.
Similarly, a team of two American climbers, who had made attempts to climb Faktanglung (Kumbhakarna-7710 m), returned to Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung, after trying for about a month, according to the Ghunsa Check Post Office.
With the increase in tourist activities, the 3,450-meter-high Ghunsa tourist settlement has become crowded with tourists.
Chair of the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Management Council, Khagendra Limbu, said that the Great Himalayan Trail (East-West Foot trail) has recently become the choice of tourists visiting the region.
Meanwhile, Hotels in the Kanchanjunga area that were closed for a long time due to COVID-19 have reopened, and are operating in full swing.