Tourism has started bustling in the Khumbu region, home to the world’s highest peak, Sagarmatha (Mount Everest). Locals report an increase in activity from the past week in the otherwise quiet Khumbu area. Currently, there is a rising number of foreign tourists in Khumbu. Along with the increasing numbers within Khumbu, there has been growth in the flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla.

With improved weather conditions, tourists and local residents have been returning to the airport, leading to an increase in the pressure on Lukla’s Civil Aviation Authority, as stated by senior official Kiran Gautam. According to him, Lukla had 12 flights today, Wednesday. Flights are carrying approximately 200 passengers each day. Even though Lukla-bound travelers may sometimes return empty, the number of inbound tourists is steadily increasing, as informed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Lukla.

Today, Tara Airlines had 7 flights, Sita Air had 3, and Summit Air had 2 flights, bringing in approximately 200 passengers to Khumbu, according to the Authority. Kiran Gautam also mentioned that there are both foreign and domestic tourists among the arriving passengers.

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