Tourism in the protected areas should not be limited to providing recreational opportunities for visitors and generating park revenue. It should be an effective means to raise awareness among visitors through nature education and maximize the benefit to the local communities in eliciting public support for conservation. Thus, the objective of tourism in park should aim at enriching visitors’ experience as well as informing them on conservation needs and their anticipated role in protecting natural and cultural heritages for the future generation too.
Tourism in the Khumbu region was started during 1950s with the opening of the area for foreigners in 1950. The Park-record on visitors shows the increasing trend of tourists visiting the Park.
Seasonal Pattern of Visitors in Sagarmatha National Park
Visitors to Sagarmatha National Park from various Countries
How to reach Sagarmatha National Park
The most common ways to reach Namche Bazaar from Kathmandu are:
- Flight to Lukla and two days' walk
- Bus to Jiri and 10 days' walk from there
- Flight toTumlingtar and 10 days' walk
- Bus to Salleri and 5 days' walk
- Flignt to Phaplu and 5 days' walk