Annapurna Region Receives Over 24,000 Foreign Tourists in a Month

November 27, 2023

Last Kartik month, during the autumn season (mid-October to mid-November), a total of 24,409 foreign tourists visited the Annapurna Region for trekking and other adventurous activities.

In a single month, the Annapurna Region welcomed over 24,000 foreign visitors, of whom 7,479 were from South Asia and the remaining 16,930 were from other nations.

As per Rabin Kadaria, who is the chief of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the month of Kartik had the third-highest number of tourist arrivals. Baisakh and Asoj are the first and second-highest months to receive the highest number of foreign tourists, respectively. This record is taken as per the year 2080 B.S.

During the Baisakh month, a total of 31,951 tourists visited the ACAP region, while 28,705 tourists visited in the Asoj month. With this, can we say the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is better than the Everest Base Camp Trek? You may check out EBC Trek vs ABC Trek to find out about this.

Since the beginning of 2080 B.S., a total of 125,534 foreign tourists have visited the Annapurna Region. In just 7 months, the traffic was unexpected. As having a crowder trail is one of the difficulties of the trek, what could be the other difficulties in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek? Find it here.

Nepal, like most other countries, was severely impacted by COVID-19, which has harmed Nepal’s tourism industry. The number of tourists visiting Nepal was almost zero as the pandemic was crucial and everyone was on curfew at home. But, after the pandemic was finally over, traffic started and will continue growing further in the coming years, said Dr. Kadaria.

The major destinations mostly visited by foreign and domestic tourists are Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, Ghandruk, Tilicho Lake, Thorang La Pass, Upper Mustang, Ghorepani, etc. The data was taken by the ACAP and said by the chief of the ACAP, Dr. Rabin Kadaria.

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For a short overview of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), it is Nepal’s largest protected area, as it covers an area of 7,629 square kilometers in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. It ranges in elevation from 790 meters (2,590 feet) to the peak of Annapurna I at 8,091 meters (26,545 feet).

Also, as per the report, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, had reached the Annapurna Base Camp during his recent visit to Nepal.

But how did the Annapurna Region receive over 24,000 trekkers in a month? It is because treks in the Annapurna Region are relatively easy and offer stunning views of the different mountain ranges, lush rhododendron forests and the best weather and temperature for hiking.

Even if you are a beginner, you don’t have to worry about difficulties during the trek, as it is easier compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you have no idea about Annapurna Base Camp Trek, then the article on Annapurna Base Camp Trek for beginners can just help you out.

It is a huge achievement for Nepal’s tourism industry, as it is growing at a faster pace. But as a trekker, you have to be cautious of the crowds and book the package or accommodation beforehand to have better accommodation facilities during the trek.

If you don’t want to carry the load of planning the right itinerary and managing permits, food and accommodation, then Blue Lake Tours and Travels is here to serve you. For any inquiries, you may leave a comment below, send us an email at, or contact us through the contact page.


How many foreign tourists visited Annapurna Region in the autumn season of 2023?

During the autumn, over 24,409 foreign tourists visited Annapurna Region to get involved in different treks, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc.

What is the best time to visit the Annapurna Region?

Autumn and spring are the best season to have treks in Nepal as these seasons offer stunning views of the snow-capped mountain peaks, lush forest covered with the vibrant color of the rhododendrons and nevertheless trekking-favorable temperature.

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