January 3, 2022 | Investopaper
Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, about one and a half lakh foreign tourists have visited Nepal in 2021. According to Nepal Tourism Board, 1,50,962 tourists have entered Nepal by air and land.
Compared to 2020, the number of tourists visiting Nepal has decreased by 25 percent in 2021. In 2020, 230,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal.
In 2019, the number of foreign tourists entering Nepal was 11.97 lakh.
Most of the tourists visiting Nepal are Indians. During the year, 64,673 Indian tourists came to Nepal. After India, 22,853 tourists had come to Nepal from the United States. Likewise, 8,680 tourists came from the United Kingdom. Similarly, 6,196 tourists from neighboring China and 5,044 from Bangladesh visited Nepal.