Nepal, the Himalayan wonderland and a theater for adventure enthusiasts, once again achieved a double-digit boom in tourist arrival in 2017. The growth is around 29% compared to the last year, 2016. As a result, the total number of tourist arrival reached 940,218 in 2017 from 753,002 in 2016.
The country has slightly missed its target to welcome 1 million tourists in 2017. Tourist arrival in Nepal dipped to 554,000 only in the fiscal year of 2015 due to the devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015. However, there has been remarkable growth in arrival since 2016 as travelers worldwide were reassured and felt safe to travel to Nepal again after the earthquake. The government of Nepal has set its goal to welcome 2 million tourists by 2020. Though the target seems ambitious, it is still achievable in partnership with the government and private sectors to join the effort. The infrastructure for tourism and exploration and diversification of tourism activities is taking place to archive the nation's target by 2020. The tourist boom is expected to increase in 2018 by more than 30%.
The tourists' arrival from the United States of America and the United Kingdom has reached a record-breaking point of around 50%, with 79,146 from the USA and 51,058 from the UK in 2017 in comparison to 46,295 from the USA and 25,769 from the UK in 2016. USA and UK stand in 3rd and 4th position of tourist arrival in Nepal, whereas India and China, the neighborhood countries, hold 1st and 2nd position, respectively. Remarkable growth is seen in adventure trekking and climbing activities in the year 2017.
Now, let us make the New Year 2018 resolution to support the Responsible trekking of 1 trekker:1 porter while making the plan to go on a Nepal adventure trip. Mountain Monarch, a local trekking company in Nepal, is committed to running trekking and climbing trips in the Himalayas most responsibly and safely. Therefore, you can make your preparation to join the Everest base camp hike to the Mera peak summit push.