February 20, Solukhumbu: Tourist activity has started in the Khumbu region where the world’s highest peak, Everest, is located. According to the locals, the bustle in the Khumbu area, which was deserted during the cold season, has started increasing.
According to Bhumiraj Upadhyaya, Chief Conservation Officer of Sagarmatha National Park, the locals who had gone to Kathmandu and other areas to escape the winter have also started returning home. He said that even foreign tourists are now seen in Khumbu.
With the increase in the number of people entering Khumbu, the number of flights and landings at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla has increased in recent days. According to Achhami, head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Lukla, the passenger pressure at the airport has increased as tourists and locals have started returning as the temperature has been gradually decreasing.
According to him, around 100 passengers have been entering Lukla daily by air for the past one week. The Civil Aviation Authority, Lukla, has stated that the number of passengers returning from Lukla is increasing even though there are no returning passengers.