(English) 260,000 foreign tourists visit Langtang

KATHMANDU, Nepal– As many as 260,000 foreign tourists paid visit to Langtang National Park in mountainous Rasuwa district since its establishment.

According to a report provided by the National Park Office, as many as 259, 887 tourists visited the Langtang, Gosainkunda and other tourism areas in the district.

The National Park started keeping the records of the tourist arrivals since 1978 and collected revenue around Rs. 292 million so far.

Tourists from different 36 countries including the USA, Germany, Japan, Australia, Israel, and India have visited the district, according to the office.

The Langtang National Park is the fourth national park in Nepal and was established in 1975 as the first Himalayan national park.

Located in the Central Himalayas, it is the nearest national park from Kathmandu.

 The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. The park covers an area of 1,710 square kms. The vegetation in the park includes the subtropical forest, temperate oak forest, pine forests, alpine scrub and grasses.

The Langtang region is equally significant for transit route for migratory birds.

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