Record 88k tourists visit Annapurna


Tourist arrivals in the Annapurna region, one of the top 10 trekking routes in the world, reached an all-time high of 88,418 in 2010, up 10.67 percent from the previous year. Of the total arrivals, 12,000 were from SAARC countries, said the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). According to ACAP records, 79,896 tourists visited the area in 2009, compared to 72,175 in 2008 and 60,274 in 2007.