Bhaktapur, Feb 28
Bhaktapur city has witnessed snowfall after 12 years. Various areas in the Kathmandu Valley, including Bhaktapur has seen snowfall since this morning. Normal life has been affected with snowfall at Nagarkot, Changunarayan, Sudal, Tathali, Chitpole, Nakhel, Sipadi, Nalinchowk, Gundu, Ranikot and Chyampedanda of Bhaktapur. The snowfall also occurred n urban areas of Bhaktapur, Madhyapurthimi, Changunarayan and Suryabinayak.
Kathmandu and Lalitpur of the Valley also saw snowfall this time. Transportation service has not been smoothly operational in touristic areas of Bhaktapur district including Nagarkot, Sudal and Ranikot due to snowfall. Som Sharma Bajgain, a local of Telkot, shared that the vehicular service en route to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur has been disrupted due to snowfall since early this morning.
However, the inflow of domestic tourists to the snow-covered areas, including Nagarkot has gone up and is expected to rise during the day today, said Gokul Lamichhane, a hotel entrepreneur. Snowfall has occurred here this morning after 12 years, said locals.