At present, the quality of Nepal’s physical destination facilities and service delivery do not meet expectations of higher paying international visitors who consequently opt to travel elsewhere. 

Additionally, the 2015 earthquake is deferring interest due to safety concerns and the few visitors that do travel to Nepal are able to push rates down creating an unsustainable shift towards a low value model.

Yet, considering the market demand for active mountain destinations; the number of visitors pre-earthquake 2015; and the potential to tap into the high-growth Asian markets; it is possible to improve tourism arrivals and to increase spending on improved destination facilities within five to ten years.