October 18, Solukhumbu: The office of the Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Solukhumbu, has collected revenue of Rs 3.368 million in a month. Chief Conservation Officer Bhumiraj Upadhyaya informed that the park has collected the revenue from the tourist entry fee.
According to him, Rs 26 lakh 13 thousand has been collected from tourists from third countries, Rs 678 thousand from SAARC tourists, and Rs 77 thousand 800 from Nepalis. Sagarmatha National Park charges Rs 3,000 per person for third-country tourists, Rs 1,500 for SAARC tourists, and Rs 100 for Nepalis.
For the convenience of tourists visiting Khumbu, arrangements have been made to pay revenue at Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu, according to the park office.
According to the office, 44 foreign tourists paid a fee to enter the park from Bhrikuti Mandap in September. In September last year, only 146 locals and 25 foreigners had visited the park area.
Chief Conservation Officer Bhumiraj Upadhyaya informed that the tourist activities, which were halted due to Corona last year, have been gradually returning to normal since September this year.