Hilly regions in Nepal begin observing tourists, as winter nears

As winter approaches, tourists have begun to flock to hilly regions of Nepal such as Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Nepal Katmandu Tourists

Hilly regions of Nepal such as Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal on the outskirts of Kathmandu are observing tourists as winter closes. 

“The mountain has added to the beauty and pleasure of coming to this place. I came here because of the view too. I usually visit the place with my friends whenever we are free. The greenery gives a feeling of peace and well-being,” Sudarsha Chalise, a tourist said. 

Sankhu, an ancient town near the capital city, also noticed a boost in the number of visitors this year due to cleaner skies and calm weather.

Kattike in Sankharapur is also among the popular hill stations where tourists are reaching more in numbers. 

Prashant Ghimire from Kathmandu, said, “This place gives pleasant vibes. As it’s the festive season and institutions remain closed, I come to this place twice a week. Earlier, we couldn’t get such a mesmerising view of the mountains but now we can see them clearly which adds to the happiness.” 

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Coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions due to border lockdown have caused economic distress in Nepal. The country's economy is hugely dependent on tourism and covid-19 has hampered the festive season as well leading to less tourist activity this year. But slowly the situation is improving.