Simikot airport to be developed as tourism hub



Stating that the airport in Simikot of Humla is as important as Lukla of Solukhumbu, Minister for , and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said the former will be developed as a tourist hub.

Arriving at Simikot today, he said that the airport was similar to Lukla in terms of tourist importance.

Simikot is the gateway for Indian travellers to Mansarovar. Every year more than 30,000 tourists visit Mansarovar through this airport.

During the season, the airlines serving the Nepalgunj-Simikot and Simikot-Hilsa sector make good earning. “Humla should be developed as a religious and cultural hub as well. The culture here is unique,” said Minister Bhattarai.

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He further urged stakeholders to develop the infrastructure by making a master plan keeping in mind the diversity of tourism. He also expressed the ministry’s commitment to extend all possible support for development of Humla tourism sector.

He also instructed the concerned authorities to speed up the construction of aprons and parking lot at Simikot Airport.

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