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New Year draws tourists at Ranikot, Nagarkot


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2021 Apr 14, 21:35, Bhaktapur

The entrepreneurs at Ranikot and Nagarkot have become elated over the arrival of domestic tourists on the occasion of New Year 2078BS.

Tourism entrepreneur and proprietor of Village Highland Resort at Ranikot, Ram Sundar Banke, said Ranikot was emerging as a tourist hub in recent days. He shared that eight mountains above 8,000 meters including Kanchenjunga, Makalu, the highest mountain in the world-Sagarmatha, and Manaslu, can be viewed from Ranikot.

According to him, the blacktopped road in the stretch of Suryabinayak-Ranikot-Ashapuri and Suryabinayak-Ranikot-Phulchoki trekking routes had attributed to the rise of tourists at Ranikot.

Ranikot lies at 2,000 meters above sea level.

Similarly, the Vice-Chairman of Nagarkot Naldum Tourism Development Committee, Dhan Bahadur Lama, informed that the hotels at Nagarkot were packed on the eve of the New Year.

All tourists are however domestic ones, he added. Nagarkot is another touristy place in Bhaktapur from where tourists enjoy the sunrise. The hoteliers dejected after the slump in the tourism business got relief with the New Year.

Exuding happiness, proprietor of Hotel Marigold, Gokul Lamichhane, at Nagarkot, informed, "In my 20 years' experience here, Covid-19 caused Nagarkot serene and desolate last year, but this time, all hotels are occupied."

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