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Over 55,000 tourists visit Khumbu region in 11 months

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Solukhumbu, July 11: A total of 55,979 tourists visited the Khumbu region in the last 11 months of the current fiscal year.

The Sagarmatha National Park shared this information. Information officer at the Park, Manoj Kumar Mandal, said most of the tourists were foreign- 48,402, while the number of domestic tourists was 7,577. Most of the tourists visited the region is Baisakh month and least in Saun.

Baisakh month is the tourist season. But, the Saun has adverse weather, resulting into least footfall, Mandal added. Meanwhile, the Park collected Rs 136 million in revenue in the last 11 months.

Every Nepali is charged Rs 100, while to those from SAARC countries Rs 1,500 each and others Rs 3,000.

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