Nepal sees adventure tourism boost

12th Nov 2012

Thousands more trekkers flew to Nepal for adventure holidays in October, according to figures.

In October 20,032 tourists headed for trekking trips to Nepal, compared to 12,270 during the previous month. A total of 72,593 group trekkers and 380 individuals visited the region during the first 10 months of 2012, Mahendra Singh Thapa the president of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) said.

Thapa said: "The increase in the number of trekkers despite the fall in total tourist arrivals shows that tourists arriving in Nepal are more attracted towards adventure tourism."

And with more tourists flocking to the region for trekking holidays, the Nepal Tourism Board and TAAN have unveiled Guerrilla Trek. The new trek, which features rural areas in Myagdi and Baglung and also Rukum and Rolpa, aims to boost Nepal's adventure package.

Thapa added: "At present, adventure tourism is showing good signs for promoting the tourism industry in our country, however, there are some more trekking regions which should be made easily accessible.

"The government should make Upper Dolpa, Manaslu and Mustang regions an easy destination."

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