As the risk of the second corona infection has been reduced, the tourism business has started to resume with the bustle of tourists on this desolate trekking trials. Starting from the arrival of two to four people for a few months now, the number of tourists has started increasing from 25 to 30 people.
According to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Tourist Checkpoint Dharapani, 40 to 50 foreign tourists and 150 to 200 domestic tourists visit the area on foot.
Chhetra Bahadur Gurung, the tourism assistant of the office, said, ” the tourism operators frustrated with the risk of Covid-19 are now encouraged to welcome the tourists as there is an increase in the number of tourists in this circuit region.
Panch Bahadur Gurung, a tourism entrepreneur of Marsyangdi Gaonpalika-4, said that the daily income is being earned. He said, “I am very happy to have a daily income of Rs.10,000 to 15000 rupees. Businesses around this trail are thriving with the arrival of tourists.
Most of the tourism entrepreneurs have been relying on the Annapurna circuit trail. Tourists come to Annapurna on trekking trails from Manang to Mustang and Pokhara via Thumra Pass to see the mountains, mountain scenery, high mountains, customs of Manang people, natural beauty.
The entrance of the Annapurna trail is in Lamjung. The Annapurna circuit trail connects five districts including Lamjung, Manang, Kaski, Mustang, and Myagdi. The entrance of this trail is in Lamjung Bensishahar. Due to the tourists coming along this route, even the hotels in Bensishahar Bazaar remain occupied.
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