November 21, Ghunsa: The number of tourists in the world’s third-highest Kanchenjunga mountain region is increasing. The Kanchenjunga region, which was deserted last year due to pandemic, has seen an increase in internal and external tourists this year.
The Kanchenjunga region, which has been deserted for two years due to pandemics, has been bustling with domestic and foreign tourists since last month. According to the office of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council Office, some of the tourists have reached the base camp area while others have reached the Kanchenjunga area. According to the check post office, 100 domestic tourists from different districts of Nepal have visited the Kanchenjunga region.
About 65 foreign tourists from the United States, France, Germany, Lachia, Britain, and India visited the Kanchenjunga region, said Tacitenjing Sherpa, the tourism assistant at the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council Office.
Similarly, a team of two American climbers, who had gone climbing Kumbhakarna-7710 m, returned to Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung, after trying for about a month, according to the Ghunsa Investigation Post Office.
According to Yangmak Nupu Sherpa, a local hotelier of Olangchunggola, 11 tourists from Makalau entered Makalu from Olangchunggol via Lumbasumba, the border area of Taplejung and Sankhuwasabha.
With the increase in tourist activity, the 3,450-meter-high Ghunsa tourist settlement has become crowded with tourists. Similarly, they have started reaching Olangchungala settlement at an altitude of 3,200 meters, said local Tanting Walung.
Ghunsagaun falls within the footpath area of Kanchenjunga Himal and Faktanglung Village Municipality-7 Olangchungola is the eastern starting point of the Great Himalayan Trail connecting Darchula to the west.
Chairman of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council, Khagendra Fembu Limbu, said that the Great Himalayan Trail (East-West Footpath) has recently become the choice of tourists visiting various tourist areas.