March 13, Lamjung: At present, the pressure of tourists is increasing in the Annapurna trekking area. The risk of corona infection has been decreased and the number of tourists has been increasing since a few days ago.
According to Chetra Bahadur Gurung, Tourism Assistant at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Dharapani-based tourist inspection center, more than 40-50 tourists have started arriving daily as the risk of the corona has decreased.
He said that as the number of tourists on footpaths is still increasing, there is a possibility of more than four / five hundred tourists coming daily as in the past. With the increase in tourist arrivals, the income of tourism entrepreneurs has also started increasing.
Tourism entrepreneur Panch Bahadur Gurung said, “Even though we are worried about the lack of income due to the decrease in tourist arrivals, there is a possibility of good income at this time.” other entrepreneurs in the Annapurna base camp trek route are also happy.