Tourist arrival in Nepal 2017: Again double digit growth

trekkers arrival in Nepal
Updated on May 05, 2024

Nepal, the Himalayan wonderland and a theater for adventure enthusiasts, once again achieved a double-digit boom in tourist arrivals in 2017. The growth was around 29% compared to the previous year, 2016. As a result, the total number of tourist arrivals reached 940,218 in 2017 from 753,002 in 2016.

The country has slightly missed its target of welcoming 1 million tourists in 2017. Tourist arrivals in Nepal dipped to 554,000 in the fiscal year 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 are being developed to achieve the nation's target by 2020. The tourist boom is expected to increase in 2018 by more than 30%.

The number of tourists arriving 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, compared to 46,295 from the USA and 25,769 from the UK in 2016. The USA and the UK stand in the third and fourth positions of tourist arrival in Nepal, whereas India and China, the neighboring countries, hold the first and second positions, respectively. Remarkable growth was seen in adventure trekking and climbing activities in 2017.

Now, let us make the New Year 2018 resolution to support the Responsible trekking of 1 trekker 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 prepare to join the Everest base camp hike to the Mera Peak summit push.

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