April 19, Solukhumbu: Namche Solukhumbu, the office of the Everest National Park, has collected more than 10 million rupees in one month. More than 5,000 foreign and domestic tourists visited Khumbu in March, said Bishnu Rokaya, the information officer of the office.
Representative Khagindra Bastola informed us that 818 Nepalese, 306 from the SAARC region, and 4,059 from other countries visited the Everest region. In the first nine months of the last fiscal year, 14,743 people have visited the Everest region. Among them, 3,878 Nepalis, 1,933 from the SAARC region, and 8,333 others visited the office, according to the office. Out of which revenue of Rs. 25 million 1 thousand 5 hundred 71 has been collected.
The park charges Rs 3,000 per person for foreign tourists from third countries, Rs 1,500 for tourists from SAARC countries, Rs 100 for Nepali tourists, and Rs 25 from porters.
Established in 2032 BS, the park covers an area of 1148 sq km. The national park is home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.