As many as 8,282 foreign tourists visited the Sagarmatha National Park in Khumbu region from Mid-October to Mid-November, the Park office stated. Out of 8,282 visitors, 5 thousand 158 are women and 3,100 men.
Most of the visitors are from the United Kingdom. One thousand one hundred and twenty British, 889 German, 802 U.S. and 122 from SAARC countries visited the national park in that month, it is learnt.
Each foreign tourist has to pay Rs. 3,000 entrance fee to visit the site. The National Park Office has collected Rs. 21,734,800 as revenue under different fees from the visitors in this month.
Likewise, 7,799 tourists had visited the park in the same period last year and 9,105 tourists have visited the site in the same month the year before that, office source said.
source: The Rising Nepal, 06 DEC 2013