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Trekking tourism in nepal and statistics

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Overall scenario of Trekking tourism in Nepal with statistics data.

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Trekking tourism in nepal and statistics

  1. 1. Raju Lama 6th Sem, BTTM Public Youth Campus “TREKKING TOURISM IN NEPAL”
  2. 2. BACKGROUND  Nepal Area 147,181 sq. km  Unique geographical position and altitude variation.  Elevation : Lowest Kechana Kalan (60m) to Top of the world Mt. Everest (8848m) with in 150km.  Wild variation of ecosystem, bio-diversity, wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills, frozen valley.  10 UNESCO heritage sites.  10 out of 14 8thousander, more that 200 peaks and mountains.  10 national parks, three wildlife reserves, six conservations areas and one hunting reserve  NEPAL - Heaven for travelers‘, trekkers & mountaineers.
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES • To develop, promote and facilities to trekking area. • Examine the trend of tourist arrival and popular destination for trekking in Nepal. • Evaluate the tourist arrivals for trekking and revenue generated through them. • Asses the effort of Government of Nepal and recommend for development of trekking in Nepal. METHODOLOGY Information and data collected through secondary data sources. Acknowledged data from •MOCTCA (Nepal Government) – Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Association. •TAAN - Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal •NTB - Nepal Tourism Board •NMA - Nepal Mountaineering Association and various tourism magazines.
  4. 4. BACKGROUD – TREKKING IN NEPAL  Trekking is walking through village, trails, mountains, valleys for pleasure or enjoyment.  Popular trekking trails of Nepal is basically originated by trade and commerce in ancient time. Route used by local villagers to move from one village to another.  4 different types of trek : Hiking, Backpacking, Teahouse & Camping.  Popular season : Spring (Mar, Apr, May) & Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
  5. 5. POPULAR TREKKING AREA OF NEPAL • ANNAPURNA REGION - Circuit, Santaury, Gorepani, Siklis, Royal, Jomsom Muktinath, Upper Mustang… • EVEREST REGION - Base camp, Numbur, High passes, Amphu Laptsa, Dudh Kunda… • LANGTANG REGION - Helambu, Gosaikunda, Tamang heritage trail, Ganesh Himal, Ganja La… • DHAULAGIRI - Circuit, Basecamp. • MANASLU - Rupi Nala, Circuit. • DOLPO - Upper & Lower, Shey Phoksundo, Kakkot. • RARA, ROLWALING, JUMLA, HUMLA, KANCHENJUNGA, GAURISHANKAR.. • 33 MOUNTAIN PEAKS, TREKKING PEAK, CLIMBING. • 10 OUT OF 14 8THOUSANDER MOUNTAINS, 200+ MOUNTAINS.
  6. 6. TOURIST ARRIVAL BY PURPOSE OF VISIT (2005- 2012) Year Holiday Pleasure Trekking Mountaine ering Business Pilgrimage Official Conv. Conf Other Not Specified Total 2005 160,259 (42.7) 61,488 (16.4) 21,1992 (5.9) 47,621 (12.7) 16,859 (6.5) 0 (0.0) 67,179 (17.9) 375,398 (100.0) 2006 145,802 (27.7) 66,931 (12.7) 21,066 (4.0) 59,298 (11.3) 18,063 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 72,766 (13.8) 383,926 (100.0) 2007 217,815 (41.4) 101,320 (19.2) 24,487 (4.6) 52,594 (10.0) 21,670 (4.1) 8,019 (1.5) 78,644 (14.9) 22,156 526,705 (100.0) 2008 148,180 (29.6) 104,822 (21.0) 23,039 (4.6) 45,091 (9.0) 43,044 (8.6) 6,938 (1.4) 99,634 (19.9) 29,529 (5.9) 500,277 (100.0) 2009 140,992 (27.6) 132,929 (26.1) 22758 (4.5) 51,542 (10.1) 24,518 (4.8) 9,985 (2.0) 87,1334 (17.1) 40,098 509,956 (100.0) 2010 263,938 (43.8) 70,218 (11.6) 21,377 (3.5) 101,335 (16.8) 26,374 (4.4) 9,627 (1.6) 52,347 (8.7) 57,651 (9.6) 602,867 (100.0) 2011 425,821 (57.8) 82,260 (11.7) 17,859 (2.4) 63,783 (8.7) 24,054 (3.3) 10,836 (1.5) 37,311 (5.1) 70,391 (9.6) 736,215 (100.0) 2012 379,627 (47.3) 105,015 (13.1) 24,785 (3.1) 109,854 (13.7) 30,460 (3.8) 13,646 (1.7) 48,540 (6.0) 91,165 (11.4) 803,092 (100.0) Total 1,882,434 724,983 367,363 531,118 205,042 59,051 1,327,755 310,990 4,438,436
  7. 7. FINDINGS • Average tourist arrival per year = TOTAL ARRIVALS / NO. OF YEARS = 44,38,436 / 8 = 554,804 • Mostly tourist visit for holiday and pleasure purpose, then trekking and mountaineering.
  8. 8. NUMBER OF TREKKER IN DIFFERENT AREA Year Sagarmatha National park Langtang National Park Annapurna Conservation area Controlled Area Lower Dolpa KanchanJ anga Mustang Upper Dolpa Humla Manaslu Other Total 2005 27050 8800 69752 200 167 661 81 782 544 279 108316 2006 28500 9011 54876 225 335 248 92 1256 561 395 95499 2007 29110 9258 58648 419 404 1282 198 1542 895 587 102341 2008 31201 9500 84521 383 1490 838 383 1065 1443 520 131344 2009 29036 10535 76854 313 508 1659 313 1177 1635 948 122978 2010 32084 10315 72589 358 488 2162 358 1633 2162 1427 123576 2011 34645 13838 95000 397 591 2950 397 1758 2813 1398 153787 2012 36518 12649 85622 536 635 2965 536 1508 3319 1687 145975
  9. 9. FINDINGS • Sagarmatha National park, Annapurna Conservation Area, Langtang receives highest no. of trekkers respectively. • Reason : Easy accessibility, Low organize and permit cost, Tea house trek, near to Kathmandu. • Restricted area such as Dolpo, Mustang, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu receives low no. of trekkers. • Reason : Hard accessibility, high organise and permit cost, Only camping trekking can be done. Positive Impacts : Utilization of natural resources, Employment generation, socio-economic upliftment, infrastructure of developemtn, Negative : Over crowd, rise in price for locals, Culture &
  10. 10. TOURIST ARRIVAL BY NATIONALITY Nationality Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 TOTAL Australia 7093 8231 12369 13846 15461 16243 19824 22030 115,187 Austria 3007 3474 4473 3540 3245 3389 3998 3797 28,923 Germany 14345 14361 21323 18552 19246 22583 27472 30409 168,291 India 95685 93722 96010 91177 93884 120898 149504 165815 906,695 Japan 18239 22242 27058 23383 22445 23332 26283 28642 191,624 Spain 8891 10377 15672 13851 13006 13712 16037 14549 106,095 USA 18539 19833 29783 30076 32043 36425 42875 48985 258,559 UK 25151 22708 32367 33658 35382 35091 39091 41294 264,742
  11. 11. TOURIST ARRIVAL BY AGE GROUP Age group 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 01-15 Years 30429 37433 38870 42581 84891 41156 32795 35468 343,623 16-30 57115 75626 112879 106596 140805 120395 171081 181558 966,055 31-45 114103 123541 164488 150171 141955 189852 212176 231117 1,327,403 46-60 106077 95260 130756 121387 99197 172800 177983 201,835 1105305 61 & Over 67674 52066 69927 60531 39638 64593 82726 109,239 546394
  12. 12. Major Finding • Nearly 25% of whole tourist arrival in Nepal prefer doing trekking. • Popular destination in Nepal for trekking are Annapurna conservation area (62%), Everest area (29%) and Langtang area (5%) % is total number of tourist doing trekking. • Age group :31-45 age group people are most to come Nepal (1.3 million 2005-2012) • Top five nationalities visiting Nepal : India, China, UK, USA, Germany.
  13. 13. Recommendation •Political situation directly affects tourism industries, so political situation should be stable and peace. • To increase tourist traffic in constant manner, increase in publicity and promotional activities. • Infrastructure development : Hotels, amusement parks, Roads & highway etc, Airport & aircrafts. • Nepal government have to conscious about present scenario of tourism and formulae law, rules, regulations on timely manner. •Tourism organization, Government should focus on alternative destination places exploration around major trails. •Skill full man power development, training facilities, quality management.
  14. 14. THANK YOU !!!

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