The number of people visiting the Kanchenjunga region, which contains the world’s third tallest mountain, is increasing. After being almost deserted for nearly two years as a result of COVID-19, the region is gradually seeing an upsurge in both local and international tourism this year.
Since last month, the Kanchenjunga region has been a hive of activity for both domestic and international tourists. One hundred domestic visitors from different districts of Nepal have visited the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council Office, according to information from the organization.
According to Tashi Tenjing Sherpa, tourism assistant at the Kanchanjanga Tourism Office, 65 foreign tourists from the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and India visited the Kanchanjanga region.
According to the Ghunsa Check Post Office, a team of two American climbers who had traveled to Faktanglung (Kumbhakarna-7710 m) to attempt to summit the mountain had returned to Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung, after attempting to summit the mountain for around a month.
The tourist village of Ghunsa, which is 3,450 meters above sea level, has become increasingly crowded as a result of the increase in visitor activity.
Khagendra Fembu Limbu, the chair of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council, stated that the Great Himalayan Trail (East-West Foot Trail) has recently become a popular tourist destination in the region, and that it is expected to continue to grow.
Meanwhile, hotels in the Kanchenjunga region that had been shuttered for an extended period of time as a result of COVID-19 have reopened and are back in full operation.