2017 was the best season of all time with 940,000 tourists visiting Nepal.
India, China, the United States, the United Kingdom and Sri Lankan alone account for nearly 50% of tourists going to Nepal.
Indians are 17% coming to Nepal mainly on pilgrimage, then Chinese to 11% and Americans to 8.5% and 5.5% to English and 5% to Sri Lankan.
The French come to 11th place and represent 2.5% of tourists.
The average stay is 13 days.
Tourists arrive mainly by plane except Indians who travel to Nepal by road.
Tourism receipts amount to 500 million euros.
Trekkers and mountaineers make up only 20% of visitors.
The Annapurna region with about 125,000 tourists a year and those of Khumbu and Mustang with 38,000 tourists each year are the most visited regions.
Finally, the regions of Annapurna, Khumbu, Mustang, Langtang and Manaslu alone represent 95% of trekkers.