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Manaslu Conservation Project collects over Rs 25 million in revenue



Rope-fixing team on Mt manaslu. Photo Courtesy:Tashi Lakpa Sherpa.

Gorkha, May 20: The office of the Manaslu Conservation Area Project has collected more than Rs 25 million in revenue in nine months of the current fiscal year 2080/81 BS.

The office collected the amount as entry fee from tourists visiting the area from July 17, 2023-April 12, 2024. A total of 8,302 foreign tourists besides SAARC citizens visited the area during the period, according to the office. It collected Rs 24.9 million from them, he added.

Similarly, 152 foreign tourists of SAARC countries had visited the Manaslu Conservation Area during this period. A total of Rs 152,000 revenue was collected from them, said MCAP Chief Santosh Sherchan.

The office has determined Rs 1,000 entry fee for a tourist of SAARC countries visiting the area while Rs 3,000 for a tourist of other countries.  It has already collected more revenue in nine months this year as compared to previous year as number of tourists visiting Manaslu conservation area has increased this year.

Sherchan shared that more than 12,000 foreign tourists have been expected at Manaslu conservation area this year. #rss