Annapurna trekking route sees no mobility of tourists
Annapurna trekking route has seen no human mobility this year due to the spread of coronavirus. There used to be a huge inflow of tourists to the trek during the season in past years. However, the trek in this season seems to be void. Surprisingly, there is no mobility of tourists trekking to Manang via Lamjung Besisahar, Khudibhulbhule, Bahundanda and Jagatchyamche. Tourism and hotel entrepreneurs here have been disappointed due to almost-no arrival of tourists and trekkers.
According to tourism entrepreneur Binod Gurung, last year the hotel rooms were fully occupied. They even had to accommodate tourists under the tent. But this time almost all the rooms are empty. Similar are the stories of other hotel entrepreneurs.
Another hotel entrepreneur Mingmar Lama said, “Excessive snowfall and spread of coronavirus have declined tourist arrival here. We are fearful of disease transmission rather than drop-in tourist arrival.”
Meanwhile, Manang District Administration Office has informed all to adopt alertness measures.