KATHMANDU, Nepal-The number of domestic and international tourists visiting Langtang National Park (LNP) has climbed to 13,000 as of mid-June in the current fiscal year 2012/13.
As many as 13,094 tourists pay visit the park in the past 11 months, and Rs. 29.437 million amounts have been collected on revenue from the park, according to a press released by LNP.
Likewise, the Park collected revenue from hotel royalty, forest products, and penalty worth Rs. 35.91 million.
According to an assistant protection officer Ram Dev Chaudhary, the park has so far spent Rs. 5.29 million in wildlife and birds’ protection, as well as infrastructure development works.
The park which covers an area of 1,710 km2 (660 sq mi) in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk district of the central Himalayan region encompassing 26 Village Development Committee.
The northern and eastern borders of the national park coincide with the international border to Tibet.